VK Shashikumar

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From Media Hero to Terror Suspect

Journalist Mohammad Ahmad Kazmi is in the dock for his alleged role in the terror attack on the vehicle of an Israeli diplomat in Delhi on
13 February. But he is no shady ‘freelancer’ working in obscurity, as the police are making it out to be

Was This Man Framed?

The question why Madhu Koda was charged with money laundering is as unsettling as the supposed evidence against him. Speaking to Open, Jharkhand’s former Chief Minister is loud and clear that he is a victim of corporate greed in conspiracy with venal politics

‘He used the military for personal gains’

President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s younger brother and Sri Lanka’s Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was in New Delhi recently. He told Open that former army chief General Sarath Fonseka, who had contested the presidential elections, will be tried for treason and for politicising the army.

Wired for Victory, Sirji

It’s an information revolution in India’s remotest corners. Here’s how Naveen Patnaik’s BJD used technology and statistical wizardry to beat anti incumbency

No Quarter Given

This is how Mahinda Rajapaksa, president of the island nation, orchestrated the military and political operations that brought down the LTTE. Find out how he did what previous presidents could not