Ten stories by The News Minute you may have missed this week
news Journalism Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 11:53


Two leaders, one hospital, zero info: The Apollo stints of Jayalalithaa and MGR

Like her mentor MGR, Jayalalithaa, too has ensured that her medical history is kept under wraps. Read here.


Murder of a beloved comrade and a revenge killing: The turbulent village of Pinarayi

Two political killings took place in Pinarayi in just three days, a place from where the current Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan hails. Read here. 


The assassination of Hussain Sagar is underway, and Hyderabad needs to stop it

The lake is a sorry sight, with the stench of industrial effluents strong in the air. Read here. 


Ballari Muslim woman stands up to moral police inspite of death threats

She was friends with a Hindu man and was targeted for that. Read here


When fear is normal: 25 Indian women tell us what they do to 'avoid' assault

Women invest a lot of time and energy in taking ‚Äúsafety‚ÄĚ measures, just how much might surprise you. Read here.


Smaller cities getting adventurous in bedrooms: The growth market for sex toys in India

Jaipur, Surat, Lucknow, Coimbatore, Chandigarh and other places are ordering more sex toys. Read here. 


IndiGo's new child free zones: Because adults are always well behaved, and kids are the real pain

The underlying assumption for 'child-free' zones is, of course, that adults are better behaved than children. Read here. 


Frenemies forever: Tracing the 25-year history between Jayalalithaa and Subramanian Swamy

Jayalalithaa and Subramanian Swamy share a long and troubled history and it dates back to 1992. Read here.


When Karunanidhi added fuel to Ramar Pillai’s fire: The story of Herbal petrol fraud

In 1996, a piece of paper was placed before Karunanidhi and the herbal fuel poured on it. Read here.


The Kudumbashree story: How Kerala women's grassroots scheme grew into a multi-crore project

The Kudumbashree project started off as a neighbourhood group in 1992 in the Alappuzha municipality. Read here

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