Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut may have played the role of Rani of Jhansi in Manikarnika with a sharp nationalist ferocity, but she committed what is widely regarded as a cardinal sin in Indian politics. She spoke against the constitutionally guaranteed policy of reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs, writes Dilip Mandal.
RSS-backed coaching institute, Samkalp Foundation, has claimed a 61 per cent success rate in this year’s Civil Services Examination. Of the 759 candidates picked by the UPSC to enter the civil services this year, as many as 466 had undertaken Samkalp’s Interview Guidance Program, reports Sanya Dhingra.
In an interview to a UK channel, former Chinese virologist from Hong Kong Dr Li-Meng Yan claimed she was assigned to a team that was undertaking a “secret investigation” about the outbreak in Wuhan in December 2019, reports Kairvy Grewal.
Micromax is the only homegrown company that broke into India’s Chinese dominated smartphone market. But no one came to its rescue when it was in trouble, writes Shubhangi Misra.
The Shiv Sena has constantly clashed with Bollywood, right from protesting against Tere Mere Sapne in 1971 to Tiger Zinda Hai in 2017. At the same time, the party’s leaders have been the thickest of friends with some Bollywood personalities, reports Manasi Phadke.
It is not that Indian churches are without their problems. But Dilip Mandal is wrong to use proselytisation as the yardstick to measure Indian Christianity, writes Jesudas M. Athyal.
It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State? Read Shekhar Gupta’s column ‘National Interest’ this week to find out.