Today’s newspapers carry a story based on L K Advani’s blog post of May 31, 2012.
I have doubts if ordinary readers will understand meanings of some words journalists used in the narratives.
Consider these by the ToI:
Estrangement (perhaps, in the present context, souring of relations would have been easier)
Riposte (sharp reply)
Satraps: an absolute or tyrannical ruler; autocrat or tyrant. A governor of a province under the ancient Persian monarchy. A subordinate ruler, often a despotic one.
Can one club together Narendra Modi, and former chief ministers B S Yeddyruappa and Vasundhararaje Scindia, as this reporter has done, if we go by this dictionary meaning?