Articles by Tristan Stewart-Robertson
Jan 29, 2012
Rushdie affair is really, a failure of wordsPlenty 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".
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.
Jan 22, 2012
The non-judgemental, new, American politicsNewt 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.
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.
Jan 15, 2012
Top Gear India: Why some of us found it funnyWatching 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.
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.
Jan 03, 2012
Why money matters more to American politics than democracyTomorrow, the US takes the first step towards choosing its next president. Except, it really did that about two years ago.
Jan 02, 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?
Dec 22, 2011
Can you defame an entire religion? Delhi Courts say 'yes'Who determines whether a religion is "hurt"?
Dec 18, 2011
Obama bans daughters from Facebook — and he's rightThe 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.