K.N. Bhat

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Judge, gadfly and newsmaker

Maverick, eccentric or unique? Which of these adjectives describe Justice Markandey Katju — the current chairman of the Press Council of India — adequately? Considering Justice Katju’s ability to shift from reality to fantasy without any forewarning, all of these epithets may fit on a given occasion, but none as aptly as I-centric.

If you wanted to sum up the contradictions of two years of the Modi government, you could do so by taking one name, Subramanian Swamy.

Next year will mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, when one man’s protest changed Christianity in Europe.