i found this on sulekha; it is an attempt to expose the lies being propagatd by the Indian Express these days. the paper has become the new 'pravda' or 'xinhua': the propaganda arm of the incumbent government.
it is worth noting that Shekhar Gupta, three or four years ago, told musharraf: "we'll take care of getting rid of the bjp." this is sedition.
can you imagine the editor of the NYTimes or WashPost similarly telling the chinese dictator, "don't worry, we'll get rid of bush because he's such a nuisance to you"?
the indian media is one of the most corrupt institutions in the country. the bjp were idiots to not hold the indian express' cojones to the fire when they were in power: it would have been a simple matter to deny them government ads, and that would have caused them (and other scoundrels like the very inappropriatelynamed 'The Hindu') to come crawling. a few libel cases would have been icing on the cake; newsprint-withholding would have been another knife-twist.
but, of course, the bjp wanted 'vasudhaiva kudumbakam' and wanted to be loved by all. that was a serious mistake.