In this inaugural Vinod Mehta Memorial Lecture, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll talks about the origins, uses, abuses, trials and triumphs of free, fair and investigative modern journalism as the world knows it
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
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?