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Kamlesh Singh

Kamlesh Singh

Managing Editor, ITGDkamlesh.singh@aajtak.com

Journalism student. Ed honcho at the India Today Group Mediaplex. God's Loyal Opposition. Useful Warning: Tweets may hurt religious sentiments.

By Kamlesh Singh

Nobody says the M-word

Not long ago, Muslims and schemes for Muslims would be high points of election speeches of mainstream political parties. Not a word now. Not a word.

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To Koo or not to Koo

#Twitterban trended on Twitter as Koo-getters trashed Twitter on Twitter because trashing something on Twitter is still something trashing something on Koo is yet to be.

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Farmers will resist till ishq outweighs risk

We have fought multinationals, economic liberalisation and today a large number of us are fighting the farm laws, with the belief that the laws will ultimately make paupers out of us poor farmers.

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Dilli Chalo! Fumble harmers, humble farmers

While the people on the right side of things could clang utensils for a cause, those on the left have had little causeful days in the corona times. Ideology needs the oxygen of a grievance. It came in tractor trollies to Singhu border.

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Tanishq, sell gold, not ishq

Jewellery is the crassest form of consumerism. Tanishq sells ornaments, stuff symbolising riches, not value.

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State, not Fate, made Kafeel Khan great

Dr Kafeel Khan has been an icon of resistance since his imprisonment. The man had neither an ideology nor a grievance worthy of making him an icon. Today he has both and worth their weight in gold.

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Rahul Gandhi must get back to work

To begin with, Rahul Gandhi has to become party president instead of just exercising power without accountability.

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No community spread means no community spread

Our communities have not gone through the drill of fighting SARS viruses and the utter lack of community health centres has made community spread impossible. To acknowledge, that is.

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Pushing Pilot out of cockpit

There's schadenfreude among Sachin Pilot's so-called friends when Ashok Gehlot hoots him for being a handsome, English-speaking lightweight as if only age and treachery have substance.

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Vikas Dubey: Brahmin Tiger, Thakur Tussle

Brahmins of UP have been nursing a perceived wound since 2017 on an ideological plain. Vikas Dubey’s encounter that looked like a murder by the state, has given that ideology a grievance.

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Hagia Sophia: Erdogan's dream is Turkey's nightmare

Hagia Sophia is back to being a mosque effective July 11. It is no longer a museum as Kemal Ataturk, the father of Modern Turkey, wished it.

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Vikas Dubey Encounter: Apni Apni Picture

There are two pictures running in our minds on Vikas Dubey's encounter. One is as told by the police. The other is a piece of fiction which will likely be used by the web series already being scripted.

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Don't wait for Vikas. Nip the Dubey in the bud

Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar, need to deny its youth the opportunity to become a Vikas Dubey. The society needs to block the Road to Robinhood.

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Coronil criticism is more politics, less about clinical trials

If you can have homeopathy, you can have Coronil too.

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Sushant Singh Rajput commits suicide: We cannot deal with language of death

Grammar Nazis are passé, now we have a posse of Woke Nannies correcting what we say.

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Sex and Pakistan Politics: Why Cynthia D Ritchie has the military's ear

Pakistan’s mighty military and eulogised spy agencies seem to have less on Cynthia D Ritchie than she has on them.

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All this Corona getting too much. Hand it over to the RWA

A high viral load of coronavirus kills. The corona information overload is debilitating to our sanity. To complicate things, some of that information is viral.

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I can't breathe: Black men and white-caller crimes

The white-caller crimes have led to black Americans having to defend their presence in public places. This goes beyond racial discrimination.

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Ji, Sir ji: Did PIA Flight 8303 crash because of Yes Sir culture?

This is not about the crash. This is about our societies.

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The Kerala model murders

Our focus state today is a thin sliver of land kissing the Arabian Sea, the land of Chera, Kerala.

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A short journey on the Shramik Special

When a Mumbai train bound for Chhapra in the North ends up in Bengaluru in the South or a train set on a journey to Gorakhpur reaches Rourkela in Odisha, who has lost the way?

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Jyoti Kumari's life is sport for middle class. Kuch yaad nahi rehta hai

While you will remember what happened to them, they have already moved on. Sab yaad rakha jaayega is a poetic line for middle-class soirees.

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Responsible Citizens vs Millions of Migrants

We are not short on sympathy. We just do not have empathy. We cannot put ourselves in the shoes cut out of a Bisleri bottle split in halves and walk 1,100 kilometres in them.

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Taxing taxis? Just take all the money people are left with

Make people feel at home by taking whatever they are left with, including hope.

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Astaghfirullah Halima Baji: Behave like a Muslim woman

The shock that Indians received seeing Deepika Chikhalia in short clothes is now experienced by Pakistanis who see Esra Bilgiç in a two-piece, fixing her hair in the open, on the beach.

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Jungle Book 2020: The Story of the Magical Bracelet

You want privacy? The mighty invisible predator doesn’t care about privacy. It will eat you. No bracelet, no protection you get. This is for your own protection. This is the rule of the jungle.

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Musk beta, wo sab to theek hai par kaun jaat ho?

We need to follow Mr Musk and begin naming children in a way that makes obsolete what should have been obsolete long, long ago.

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Tipplers will do anything for country

Indians have once again shown they can do anything for their country or even Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL).

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Masterstroke after masterstroke

The government masterstroke of opening liquor shops is expected to neutralise the opposition offensive of offering free tickets to travel home.

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Coronavirus killed God, but humanity can still defeat it

Doing things you like in this life is sin and doing things you may get in another is a virtue. The virus, however, doesn't care about anything.

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