Media

  • Spot the difference between media cover-up of the 1984 and 2002 riots

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Reverence in the media to those in authority and a tendency to fall in line, allows those indulging in political mass murders to escape justice...

  • Communication challenges for Aam Aadmi Party

    Uday's Space |  Uday Sahay
    Doubling up today as a communication professional and as an involved member of Aam Aadami Party, I have to confront a frequently asked question -...

  • Pakistan's caged social media

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    Even though Pakistan has enjoyed one full term of a democratically elected government, followed by a successful election last year, its citizens are struggling to...

  • 'Don't waste your emotions so easily, they are costly'

    Pentaprism |  Rohit Vats
    A winter morning in Delhi is quite an experience, especially when you are forced to sleep on the floor. Some friends had stayed overnight as...

  • The relevance of 2nd October

    Straight talk |  Shantanu Mukharji
    Like each year, this year too 2nd October came and passed almost unnoticed. People enjoyed the public holiday . Media too did not engage them....

  • Ahmedabad, Kishtwar and the Indian media

    Unapologetically Right |  Tuhin A Sinha
    On the morning after Eid a leading national newspaper carried a rather irresponsible and provocative report on its front page. The report alleged racial discrimination...

  • Modi presents the media with its toughest 'neutrality' test

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    If elections were to be held in the social media, Narendra Modi would almost certainly be 'crowned' Prime Minister. Modi has more than 17 lakh...

  • Mr Fixit vs Mr Dreamer

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    The Modi-Rahul face off is good democracy The forthcoming electoral contest of 2014 is fast passing into pop culture. The Battle of the "Bachelors" ...

  • When your name becomes your worst enemy

    The Other |  Nadim Asrar
    A research officer from the prestigious Tata Institute of Social Sciences was recently harassed in Hyderabad while he worked on a report on terror cases...

  • From Mamma's girl to Daddy's girl!

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    Ok, I have been missing for a long time. I have been busy getting my other baby on its feet! Not a baby literally, but...

  • Is social media a threat now?

    Anupam's Space |  Anupam Shrivastava
    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday raised concerns over misuse of social media specially to flare up communal hatred by certain section. Recently Law Minister...

  • Time flies but India still caught in a TIME warp

    Master and a glass of Margarita |  Tathagata Bhattacharya
    Ever since India started liberalising its economy in 1991, there has been a palpable change in the lives of the 350 million odd upper and...

  • Dear journalism students, I wish you many job rejections

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    To the graduating students of WMA - it really is an honour to address you today. To begin with, Congratulations! I am sure you must...

  • Restrain social media! Are you crazy??

    North by North West |  Jyoti Kamal
    Haven't we always talked about things with people we know and sometimes with people we don't know that well? Isn't that what being human is...

  • The hullabaloo over a cartoon

    After the Break |  Ashutosh
    What has happened to the nation? The Parliament is scared of cartoons while the government resents freedom of press. News broke on Friday that the...

  • The Castle, the Commoners and their cronies

    Uday's Space |  Uday Sahay
    Seldom does the Indian media today act as the cronies of the commoners. However, when it does, especially in pelting stones at the castle, it...

  • A Tamil news channel walks alone and wins

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Tamil Nadu's latest offering, PuthiyaThalaimurai ('new generation') topped the charts within a few weeks of launch and has sustained the lead in a television news...

  • Media on trial

    Ashok's Blog |  Ashok Bagriya
    My Lords (Justice SH Kapadia, Justice DK Jain, Justice SS Nijjar, Justice Ranjana Desai and Justice JS Kehar), "News is something someone somewhere ...

  • Rushdie row: fought on TV, by the mullahs

    Afsar's Take |  Afsar Ahmad
    For the last few days, Salman Rushdie is in the news. Some are speaking in his favour and some against. A controversy is on. His...

  • No one spares even the poor

    In Sync |  Trupti Rane
    Recently I got an opportunity to visit Chianttar and shoot a few corruption-related Citizen Journalist stories. Located around 45 km from Patna, Chianttar is a...

  • Of media and media 'ethics'

    In Sync |  Trupti Rane
    What will you do if you see a man on fire? Will you save him or will you just keep the camera rolling? I was...

  • It's not all gloom this Independence Day

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Journalists are by training cynics, preferring to see every glass as half empty. But cynicism is no longer the exclusive preserve of mediapersons. A wave...

  • Time for an ISPR in Indian Army?

    BARAKA |  Surya Gangadharan
    Is it time for an Indian ISPR (Inter-Services Public Relations)? Given its Pakistani origins you could always call it something else as long as it...

  • Colours of indifference

    Excess Baggage |  Shiv Visvanathan
    There is an unfairness to news we must recognize. A murder in Coimbatore, no matter how dramatic, loses in intensity to a bomb blast in...

  • The survival of the fittest

    Tickler on the Roof |  Piya Hingorani
    Warning: This piece is a lighter take on a day of our life! "Theek se bolo" is the first thing I hear when ...

  • The 'EQ' story: entirely questionable!

    Tech It Out |  Rati Chaudhary
    After covering Science and Technology for five years, I recently moved to CNN-IBN's show Citizen Journalist. It is a show about citizens actively taking up...

  • Waging War, Cooking Peace

    Excess Baggage |  Shiv Visvanathan
    His Holiness the Dalai Lama once commented on George Bush by saying, "He brings out the Muslim in me." Put with all the delicacy and...

  • Democracy, corruption and media

    In Conversation |  Hemender Sharma
    There is no better way to exercise complete control over an individual or an organisation than this one: systematically facilitate corruption by changing rules and...

  • With the power vested in you

    ON THE ROCKS: No Watering Down |  Ipsita Shome
    I didn't know Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros personally. Nor did I jump on the Libyan Armageddon to understand the stretch of what is going...

  • From Anna to Binayak, one short week in the news

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    Thank goodness for the Supreme Court, I have to say right at the outset. But it's really incredible how important the spotlight the media offers...