Tuesday was tough for newspaper editors. As the line-ups of Wednesday's editions were being finalised, details started to trickle in about the portfolios that had been allocated to the new and existing ministers in the Union Cabinet after the reshuffle that had taken place on Tuesday afternoon. While, most editorials had already been finalised, the portfolio announcements made sure that everything from the front pages to the unsigned editorials needed to be redone.

Wednesday morning headlines in major dailies were a mix of sarcasm and shock. Smriti Irani's fate emerged as the focus for headline writers and front page editors, who used puns and wordplay to highlight at the fact that she had been shunted out from the ministry of human resource development and allocated charge of textiles instead.

The Hindi press also applauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to give the high-profile HRD portfolio to Prakash Javadekar, moving him out of the ministry of environment. The business press, meanwhile, claimed that the rejig was basically a combination of performance appraisal and politicking by the Bharatiya Janata Party as it gears for next year's elections in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.

This is perhaps why we have 19 new faces in the Cabinet, which has grown to 79 members.

Here’s a look at how some major papers played the news.