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Paranjoy Guha Thakurta

Paranjoy Guha Thakurta

Paranjoy Guha Thakurta is an independent educator and journalist based in Delhi whose work cuts across different media – print, radio, television, documentary cinema and the Internet.

Dec 5, 2013

Why paid news is a threat to Indian democracy

The paid news problem as an organized phenomenon appears rather intractable, involving as it does, lawmakers and politicians cutting across party lines and representatives of sections of the corporate media who coexist symbiotically. #ConnectTheDots #MediaCrit #paid news #Politician-media nexus #Politics

Sep 30, 2013

Lalu Yadav: A rustic buffoon who understood coalition politics

Today Lalu Prasad Yadav faces the biggest challenge in his political career. Will he still remain relevant in Bihar politics? Or have the sins of the past finally caught up with him? #bIhar #Elections2014 #Fodder Scam #Lalu Prasad Yadav #Ordinance #RJD #UPA #VeryCloseUp

Dec 2, 2011

SEZ rules tweaked to allow real estate stakes for foreigners

The government recently changed Special Economic Zone rules to allow foreigners to buy stakes in these zones. They look suspiciously like real estate deals. #HowThisWorks #realty #SEZ

Jul 22, 2011

Yeddy, steady, go: The race for next Karnataka CM begins

The Lokayukta's report on illegal mining in Bellary is likely to seal the fate of BS Yeddyurappa. Covert moves have begun to find a successor. #Karnataka Crisis #Politics of Karnataka #PoliticsDecoder #Reddy brothers #Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy #Yeddyurappa

Jul 20, 2011

Gorkhaland struggle may not end with Mamata’s deal

Granting more autonomy to the GTA (not to forget the Rs 200 crore annual grant from New Delhi for the next three years) may not easily bring political tranquillity to Darjeeling. #ConnectTheDots #Darjeeling #Gorkha Janmukti Morcha #Gorkhaland #Kalimpong #Mamata Banerjee