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‘It makes me sad, because there’s a lot more to Kangana than Hrithik or Aditya Pancholi…’
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The mass manufacture of polarisation.
Vulnerable, with much less visibility and protection
A large section of the media toes the government line and baulks from asking tough questions.
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It’s time to stop treating our soldiers as pawns to boost TRPs.
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Taxpayer money is being frittered away.
Is the media doing its patriotic duty?
There is palpable despondency in the air as India concludes one more calendar year under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Following Modi's abrupt announcement of the withdrawal of high denomination curre...
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It is common knowledge that the Northeastern states have not been part of the mainstream Indian discourse since they became a part of India. We've all heard of instances of racism in Indian cities aga...
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NDTV co-chairman Prannoy Roy met I&B Minister M Venkaiah Naidu.
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Leading feminist portal Feminism In India (FII) recently announced that they have changed their editorial policy and that men won't be allowed to write on women's experiences for them anymore. They al...
It's in common knowledge that internet thrives on objectification of women. From endless lists on 'wardrobe malfunctions' to obsession over female stars gaining or losing weight, objectifying women is...
In the last four years, the Madhya Pradesh government has spent ₹14 crore on advertisements in 234 "news" websites, many of which carry outdated information and are run by journalists or their relativ...
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On Wednesday, Mathrubhumi, a leading Malayalam daily in Kerala, faced a lot of outrage on social media for reproducing an ‘offensive’ comment about Prophet Muhammad. Many Muslim organisations like Po...
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If the media were to make resolutions for 2016, here are five that would be long overdue. Here, I'm framing them as commandments that if followed could make news coverage far more balanced and pleasant for viewers.
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Anuvab & Kunaal discuss the high pollution levels in Delhi and the government's recent odd-even formula. Merit aside, it is the logistics they are worried about - what if a traffic cop can't read the last digit on a number plate because of all the smog?
It would have been a fitting tribute to Ramnath Goenka if the organisers had taken advantage of the high-decibel media presence to discuss factors that are threatening professional values, journalistic autonomy, media ethics and public service reporting, instead of using it as another opportunity to invite a Bollywood star and reap mileage out of his controversial remarks.
"The murder? Eh, I don't watch these things, such sensational yellow journalism... wait, they found the guy who sold him the briefcase? What are you saying?! Shut up!" After a week of giving into their voyeuristic tendencies and closely following the Sheena Bora murder case, Anuvab & Kunaal have some great insights on the media and its coverage of the murder.
Zee Media Corporation Limited (ZMCL) is all set to enter English news broadcasting, and has hired television journalist Rohit Gandhi as the editor-in-chief for the new venture. The channel initially u...
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The so-called disgust for the Indian media in Nepal that triggered a hashtag, #GoHomeIndianMedia, for about 24 odd hours was certainly not expressed by the men and women I met in the villages close to the epicentre, or even those I interrupted while they were pulling out a large rice drum from the collapsed rubble of their house in Kathmandu. But on my return one of the first things I'd say is that a strong dose of introspection by the media is needed.
KATHMANDU — The Indian media is facing flak for its coverage of the earthquake disaster in Nepal with complaints in the social media that it was treating the tragedy as a "public relations exercise" o...