Hollywood, the glamorous film industry of the world’s biggest votary of free speech, the US, has withheld the release of 'The Interview' after threats linked to North Korean hackers upset over the comedy built around the assassination of its leader, Kim Jong-un.
Hindu extremism is benign — unlike Islamic extremism — because it does not have a reason to be more potent than it already is, writes Manu Joseph.
From terror attacks in a Peshawar school that left 148 dead to the 17-hour armed siege in Sydney, news channels often have more graphic images of violence in one news bulletin than video games and films with adult ratings. And here's what this does to children.
In the last couple of weeks a few members of Parliament, all from the ruling side, showed off their prowess at scoring own goals, writes HT editor-in-chief Sanjoy Narayan.
In the confusion about the government declaring December 25 as Good Governance Day, some schoolkids have already allegedly submitted write-ups about the event. Here they are:
Would Mr Modi have chosen Diwali or Holi for Good Governance Day? Undoubtedly not. So how did he dare to choose Christmas? This feels like a calculated affront to Christianity and Christians, writes Karan Thapar.
Demotivated, unfit, under-equipped: such are the words that come to mind when thinking of our guardians of the law. The media dwells on economic reforms, but surely police reform matters more.
The word in the BJP is that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is angry. We are told that at two consecutive meetings of the party’s MPs, Modi let his displeasure be known to the motor-mouth MPs, writes Barkha Dutt.