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THE CYNIC

THE CYNIC

sujay.bhattacharya@aajtak.com
The middle aged Cynic observes life through a sceptic’s prism. Be warned that the Cynic is a tattling voyeur with a caustic agenda.

By THE CYNIC

What happens if Gujarat govt doesn't pay Bilkis Bano Rs 50 lakh relief despite SC order

Bilkis Bano could be forced to take the route that Ishrat Jahan’s mother took.

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When Prime Minister Narendra Modi showed the finger

Democracy is safe in Gujarat and by extension in India.

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Don't let Modi's 56-inch chest shrink in Gujarat

If he is moved out, who would continue with the Gujarat model of information dissemination?

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How Gandhi’s Clean India mission was hijacked by photo-op enthusiasts

Those who espouse the cause of cleanliness ensure that their faces are plastered across every available inch of space.

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Narendra Modi is India's greatest living star performer

The identity of India has become the identity of this one man.

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How men like Ram Rahim — guilty of rape — put India's future in the hands of mobs

They are killing the India that came into being in 1947. The only India that really matters.

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Yatri bus killings not a terror attack

The fact that the ill-fated bus was caught in a crossfire between militants and police has been confirmed by J&K police to local reporters.

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Leaked memo: Army upset Paresh Rawal mistook Arundhati Roy for human shield

Whose alleged idea was it to get the celebrated author in the limelight?

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When Indian media blamed the Portuguese for a bridge collapse in Goa

Like any good data entry operator, the scribe is typing out whatever is being fed by the administration.

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Nirbhaya rapists to hang: What's there to celebrate?

Hanging these four remorseless dregs of society will serve no purpose other than bringing possible closure and succour to those who knew Jyoti Singh.

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Dear PM Modi, did you cross Lutyens' Delhi without a red beacon?

Thank you for having taught the country the measure of importance, you are truly the first among unequals.

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Red beacons off: Why the commoners will always be fooled

Everyone's a VIP now, hah!

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General Bipin Rawat has proved himself Army Chief of 'India-occupied Kashmir'

He has, inadvertently, agreed that the man with the gun has succeeded in spreading terror.

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This winter, don't forget the skull cap

In the name of majority the very concept of India is being confined to parochialism.

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Not sure about demonetisation, but India has been demonised

Never has there been such an atmosphere of pan-India viciousness with the government of the day itself instigating suspicion.

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Declare Modi a prototype for God

In an age of Digital India, why not have a digital Parliament, and why not a digital prime minister?

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Hillary Clinton not Donald Trump deserved to be 45th US President

My last evening's worries over what I should do with my single Rs 1,000 note and a couple of 500s got relegated to the background.

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NDTV ban: It isn't Emergency because PM Modi hasn't said so

Media in India is free and the government in the land is fair and people everywhere are happy and peace reigns across the country.

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Patel or Indira: The irony of October 31

The Congress again failed to strike the iron while it was hot.

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India-Pakistan's phallic stand-off

How have we evolved if the lust for blood runs so deep in our own?

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Are we foolishly lapping up lies and misinformation on social media?

Here's a typical message once again doing the rounds, in the name of patriotism, after it was proved a hoax four years ago...

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How Indian TV became the dumbest in the world

The mantra now is that everything has to be quick fix and catchy.

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Damn Farakka! It has always been a dam of contention

The barrage across the Ganga in West Bengal caused years of ill will with Bangladesh.

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The morbid memories of Kashmir

It is not about the land nor is it about the people of that land.

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Make cow the national animal of India

If there is one person who can do this, it is PM Narendra Modi.

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All hail Modi, Hindustan has woken up

What lay hidden in the deepest recesses of society is now out in the open.

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Open letter to Lata tai and Sachin bhai

Your honour is not so fickle that it can be eroded by some joker.

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Aunty National is not the most flippant headline, Indira beat Smriti to it

The Telegraph's headline has sparked off a virulent debate about free speech and civility in journalism.

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By Smriti Irani! The Roman in Parliament

I tell you that freedom does not mean the freedom to exploit law in order to destroy it!

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Was Tagore anti-national? Will India not disown him?

The poet wrote: 'It is the glimmer of the funeral pyre burning to ashes the vast flesh - the self-love of the nation - dead under its own excess.'

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