Sanjay Basak and Yojna Gusai

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Vyapam mother of all scams

This is certainly stranger than fiction. The magnitude and horror of the multicrore Madhya Pradesh’s Vyapam (professional examination board) scam is something India has never seen before.

Scam: After Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh in trouble

Chhattisgarh CM targeted over Rs 36,000 crore rice scam

Pressure up to sack Vasundhara Raje, shift Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. (Photo: PTI)

With its good governance agenda facing a big challenge due to the developments of the past few days, the ruling BJP has also now been hit with dissension and internal rifts.

Asaram is our god, CM in clip

The BJP appeared to be embarrassed with a YouTube clip (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha1D6TjRjZw) showing a host of saffron leaders seeking self-styled godman Asaram’s blessings going viral.

BJP ‘rethink’ on Asaram as YouTube clip is going viral

The reason for the BJP’s virtual silence on controversial godman Asaram Bapu, accused of allegedly raping a minor, became somewhat clearer on Wednesday as a YouTube clip (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha1D6TjRjZw), that shows a host of BJP and VHP leaders praising him, went viral on the Internet.

Punjab is back in the headlines with a brutality reminiscent of the violent Eighties. In the early hours of July 27, three gunmen dressed in Army uniforms struck at Gurdaspur.

Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage — playing in Mumbai and Delhi — makes us laugh at ourselves by stripping bare the self-serving hypocrisy underlying socially acceptable roles.