BJP calls for hartal in Kerala over Sabarimala row

The BJP called for a hartal in the states’ capital from 6am to 6pm to protest the actions of Kerala police over the Sabarimala row. The protestors demand was that the government mediate to end the indefinite fast by the BJP leader AN Radhakrishnan in front of the secretariat.

India

Christian Michel extradition: Increased intelligence cooperation ensures India’s wanted men can no longer hide from the law, abroad

The extradition of Christian Michel James, the main accused in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland helicopter bribery scandal, has brought into focus the improvement in India-UAE relations, especially with regard to Abu Dhabi handing over wanted criminals sought by New Delhi. But it isn’t just the UAE alone. Over the past four years, New Delhi has managed to persuade many other countries to hand over or quietly deport several wanted criminals, radicalised youth, militant leaders and even half a dozen Dawood Ibrahim gang (D-gang) members absconding from as far back as the mid-1990s.

Nitin A Gokhale

Barkha Dutt's Lutyens Complex and misplaced priorities about Priyanka Chopra

I recently had the privilege of presenting a paper on a panel at the National Communication Association conference alongside one by Professor Charu Uppal on the subject of – Priyanka Chopra. This paper, unlike Barkha Dutt’s selective intervention, was the whole deal, a complete analysis of the global celebrity apparatus with its ruthless, shameless, avaricious system of inclusion, exclusion, objectification, packaging, and denial

Vamsee Juluri

#Semifinals18: Will the wrath earned by KCR reflect in Telangana elections?

Praja Kutami highlighted the promises that KCR could not deliver, such as double bedroom houses, three acres of land to each homeless Dalit family, etc. Realising this, the alliance formed an elaborate manifesto explaining their take on the development of Telangana. 
 

Team MyNation

Exit polls turn Assembly elections into edge-of-seat entertainment

While exit polls have often proved way off the mark in the recent past, if the numbers on the television screen hold, here are the lessons for the BJP, Congress and other players in the fray

Surajit Dasgupta