Sonia Gandhi watches Manmohan Singh greet Rahul Gandhi after Mr Gandhi was appointed vice-president of the Congress—PTI

Sonia Gandhi watches Manmohan Singh greet Rahul Gandhi after Mr Gandhi was appointed vice-president of the Congress—PTI

Sonia Gandhi watches Manmohan Singh greet Rahul Gandhi after Mr Gandhi was appointed vice-president of the Congress—PTI

An unquestionably authentic verdict is fundamental as much for democracy as it is for political parties that win with spectacular success.

The media as news often triggers a compost heap of interpretations. One wants to read events both as forms of action and as modes of thought.