POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 27, 2014 AT 20:55 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 27, 2014 20:55 IST

It showed up first in a weekly gossip column some 10 days back:

In Gujarat, Modi kept a close watch on what his Cabinet colleagues and others in the party were up to. The PM seems to have developed an effective feedback mechanism in Delhi as well. Recently, the son of a minister was reportedly asked to come to Modi’s residence. The PM praised him for his good work, but then slipped in a remark that had the young man rattled. Modi said it had come to his knowledge that some money had exchanged hands for the posting of an official. Modi asked him to return the money. The son and his father certainly got the message.

The rumours in the Delhi grapevine had of course done the rounds earlier, but once it reached the mainstream press gossip columns, it was soon on Twitter, with the ever-faithful Modi bhaktas presenting it as the great deed of their Great Leader.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 27, 2014 AT 20:55 IST, Edited At: Aug 27, 2014 20:55 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 22, 2014 AT 23:42 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 22, 2014 23:42 IST

Outlook archives: U.R. Ananthamurthy

Renowned historian Ramachandra Guha was one of the many leading public figures to pay rich tributes to U.R. Ananthamurthy today. Guha insightfully tweeted: UR Ananthamurthy had three simultaneous careers; as novelist, educationist, and controversialist: and he was influential in all. And true to form, controversy marked the Jnanpith awardee's death as well

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 22, 2014 AT 23:42 IST, Edited At: Aug 22, 2014 23:42 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 20, 2014 AT 01:55 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 20, 2014 01:55 IST

Siddharth Varadarajan, writing in NDTV.com reminds us that the Hurriyat leaders meeting Pakistanis is nothing new: PM's Pakistan Outreach Ends in Predictable Whimper:

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 20, 2014 AT 01:55 IST, Edited At: Aug 20, 2014 01:55 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 15, 2014 AT 07:50 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 15, 2014 07:50 IST

Mr Modi's maiden Independence Day speech touched almost all the right rhetorical notes and he demonstrated once again that he is clearly one of the finest extempore speakers in Hindi in the country. In the end, even the cynics were left wishing that he should now walk the talk.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 15, 2014 AT 07:50 IST, Edited At: Aug 15, 2014 07:50 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 15, 2014 AT 07:14 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 15, 2014 07:14 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid respects at Rajghat before proceeding to the Red Fort for his maiden Independence Day Speech

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 15, 2014 AT 07:14 IST, Edited At: Aug 15, 2014 07:14 IST
     
 
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