You and I may not like politicians, but lets face it, don’t we love the game called politics specially during elections?
The sound bytes, the claims and counterclaims, repeated invocation of the higher power called the “high command” and, sadly, the losers. There is a certain magic about elections. And newspapers had a monopoly on it till, let’s say, 15 to 20 years ago. Read more
Are we obsessed with China?
All major and minor Indian newspapers used pictures of China’s 60h birthday celebrations prominently on Page One last September. Read more
I was in Afghanistan for a month during the 2001 war following 9/11. The Taliban were fleeing, Osama bin Laden was in hiding and the veil was about to go up again. The smell of cordite was still in the air and it was easier to buy a Kalashnikov than a bottle of rum. Read more
It’s easy to get carried away with cricket in India. You will never be accused of doing too much. No one has ever told an editor: you overdid the cricket story.
When M S Dhoni’s men were playing West Indies on Wednesday, the world, including everyone in the Hindustan Times newsroom, was watching Pakistan playing Australia. Read more