As the State scoots…

The appointment of ‘neutral’ mediators to negotiate with Kashmiri separatists on behalf of the Indian State is a sordid act of abdication. Now, why does the State need interlocutors to deal with its own subjects? After all, governments are elected to govern. But if they were to outsource this constitutional function how then do regimes justify their existence? Continue Reading

A free for all

In these days of media activism and unbridled press freedom which virtually covers everything under the sun, especially after the advent of the Sun, we in News Today thought it prudent to sail with the tide Continue Reading

Journos of the world unite!

I swear I am not going to write about Veerappan today. If the brigand thinks that by kidnapping a few from my fraternity, he can just walk into these columns, he is sadly mistaken. Does he believe that I do not have even the minimum gumption to refrain from writing about him Continue Reading

Fear not, my countrymen

When equity demands that one must grant even the D its due, it would be grossly unfair to deny the exorcists their share. In any case, they would seek to themselves apportion their share of credit, which is truly a lion’s shares if detractors and cynics, Continue Reading

NT investigative team beards the lion in its den

I am already free, why do I deel amnesty: Veerappan

It was the dead of night and an eerie silence prevailed at the camp on the outskirts of Devil’s Domain, the forest where the dreaded and hence revered brigand Veerappan was said to be hiding or say Continue Reading

People, peace and polity in peril

About sixty precious lives lost. Almost two hundred injured, some maimed for life. And BJP leader L.K Advanini has a miraculous escape as providence delayed his programme thereby saving him certain death. The sordid tale does no end there, as riots, arson inpting take over and the city Kovai reels under an orgy of violence for the umpteenth time in the last few months. Continue Reading