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?
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