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Vinod Mehta

The VM School Of Journalism

Mar 11, 2015 Haresh Pandya

No editor could match Vinod Mehta’s passion, obsession even, for exposing rackets.

The Congress Conundrum

Nov 18, 2014 Vinod Mehta

Is there life for the Congress beyond its first family? Can the party avoid splitting into various factions without the glue of the Gandhis?


Which Way Will He Turn?

Even the prime minister’s more dogged critics would need to admit that he possesses a rare gift: the ability to surprise. So much so that he keeps the nation perpetually on tenterhooks

Easy Targets

Nov 10, 2014 Vinod Mehta

It is open season on Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi. No opportunity is lost to demonise and denigrate father and daughter. It's time for a reality check.


The Myth Of Media Hostility

How has the ‘most vilified politician in independent India’ gained so much currency, since it is manifestly untrue? Pick up a newspaper or listen to current affairs television and you are drowned in gushing prose eulogising every aspect of the PM

29 September, 2014

Unrequited Love?

Vinod Mehta

Indians love the people of the US, but is the reverse also true?


24 September, 2014

What's Wrong With Polarisation?

Vinod Mehta

The PM was a polarising figure before the elections, he was a polarising figure during the elections, and he remains a polarising figure after the elections. One must, however, ask if polarisation is such a catastrophe for the health of our nation?


03 September, 2014

A Curate's Egg

Vinod Mehta

Mr Modi's 100 days contain much that is positive and commendable. And yet the phrase 'control freak' is increasingly being employed to describe the phenomenon.


21 August, 2014

The Reader's Right

Vinod Mehta

Who looks after the reader's interest? Media people day in and day out affirm their commitment to the reader, and the reader alone. Alas, the commitment doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.


14 August, 2014

The Courtier Turned Critic

Vinod Mehta

Natwar Singh mostly is an honourable man but he protests too much. I am delighted he has written the first rough draft of history. But it requires serious sub-editing.


25 July, 2014

Time To Play Fast And Loos

Vinod Mehta

The PM had promised 'toilets first, temples later'. He will earn the gratitude of pseudo-secularists like me if he launches such a project.


18 July, 2014

Who Needs The Media?

Vinod Mehta

The PM seems to have got the media’s number. His policy of not taking a media party for a foreign visit is brilliant.


23 May, 2014

Can The Congress Be Reinvented?

Vinod Mehta

Sonia and Rahul need to listen to candid views, especially those at variance with their thinking, instead of living in their very own echo chamber.


21 May, 2014

A Fresh Beginning

Vinod Mehta

If after taking the oath of office, Modi issues instructions ordering the expulsion of Giriraj Singh from the party, then we can all celebrate the election of a new and visionary PM


20 May, 2014

Scepticism, Not Cynicism

Vinod Mehta

Will Modi pleasantly surprise his critics by turning out to be an inclusive leader who is as concerned about the welfare of India's minorities as he is concerned about the welfare of the Adanis?


25 April, 2014

A Five Year Plan

Vinod Mehta

Rahul Gandhi and his party must become the 'model' opposition if they wish to regain the public goodwill that the Congress has precipitously lost


19 March, 2014

Should We Give Narendra Modi A Chance?

Vinod Mehta

In his speeches, Modi pleads: "For 60 years you gave a chance to the Congress, now give me a chance for 60 months. I will give you life, peace and happiness."


19 February, 2014

The Temple Of Democracy

Vinod Mehta

What next? Murder in the Lok Sabha? Stabbing of the Speaker? A time bomb under the PM's seat?


Photo Gallery

Advocates following a shootout at the Rohini Court, where gangster Jitender Gogi was being produced, in New Delhi. Gogi was killed by rival gang shooters who were later shot dead by the police in the cross-firing.

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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses a press conference in Chandigarh.

PTI Photo

BSF DIG Pushpendra Singh flags off a cycle rally from Vijay Stambh for 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' celebration, in Bikaner. The rally will culminate at Rajghat in Delhi.

PTI Photo

Members of Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) led by president Bhupen Kumar Borah participate in a protest rally over violence during an agitation against an eviction drive, at Mangaldoi in Darrang district.

PTI Photo

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses party workers during the foundation day of party Intellectual Cell, in Patna.

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