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Tristan Stewart-Robertson

Tristan Stewart-Robertson is a journalist based in Glasgow, Scotland. He writes for Firstpost on the media, internet and serves as an objective, moral compass from the outside.

Jan 29, 2012

Rushdie affair is really, a failure of words

Plenty of people were yelling, or denouncing - Rushdie included - but few were talking to each other. To some, words are "inconceivable to live without". To others, they are "impossible to live with". #Islam #Kabir #OurObsession #Salman Rushdie

Jan 24, 2012

Top Gear, Jay Leno: Does India have a global media strategy?

The Indian government has a very strange approach, to criticise foreign media highlighting India on one hand, while trying to prevent access to any criticism of the country from within the nation's borders. #Indian government #Jay Leno #JustSaying #Sikh

Jan 22, 2012

The non-judgemental, new, American politics

Newt Gingrich is not a shining example of traditional Christian morals, based on his approach to marriage. But he doesn't have the WRONG flaws, such as leaving a wife for another man, or changing religions. #Barack Obama #ConnectTheDots #Moral relativism #Newt Gingrich #Republican candidate

Jan 18, 2012

Is Google doing too much evil?

It is difficult to remember a time without Google, though it wasn't that long ago. Today, it is the overwhelming default way of looking up information, of web advertising and increasingly email. #AdSense #Barack Obama #Google #OurObsession #Rupert Murdoch

Jan 15, 2012

Top Gear India: Why some of us found it funny

Watching an entertainment programme like Top Gear doesn't make you dumb - it's just personal taste and desire for a distraction. Top Gear understands what it does, and understands its viewers so well that it is one of the most popular BBC exports worldwide. #Jeremy Clarkson #OnOurMind #Top Gear

Jan 10, 2012

Is Amartya Sen over-simplifying our media choices?

Dr Sen may be critical of the media as a whole, but as India gains more newspapers and more news websites, the diversity will potentially offer more unique content, and more content on the economic and societal disparities he rightly highlights. #Amartya Sen #Journalism #Objectivity #OnOurMind

Jan 3, 2012

Why money matters more to American politics than democracy

Tomorrow, the US takes the first step towards choosing its next president. Except, it really did that about two years ago. #Barack Obama #Iowa #United States #US presidential campaign #US2012

Jan 2, 2012

Will 2012 see the beginning of Facebook’s decline?

Has Facebook with its new timeline gone too far in trying to replicate our hearts and minds online, and controlling our information? #facebook #Google #social media #TechBuzz

Dec 18, 2011

Obama bans daughters from Facebook — and he’s right

The media, obsessed with social media, and politics, got the perfect winter "silly season" story with news that Obama has banned his daughters from using Facebook. #Barack Obama #facebook #Online social networking #United States