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TV channel jingoism is helping separatists even as Salafist Islam takes root in Kashmir

Jul 24, 2015

TV channel jingoism is helping separatists even as Salafist Islam takes root in Kashmir

Minor incidents involving the waving of Pakistani or ISIS flags are being turned into major events worth fulminating over by TRP-hungry TV channels. This easy publicity is giving oxygen to separatism and jihadi forces. #TV channels #Times Now #Kashmiri separatism #Media Watch #Hurriyat #jingoism #ISIS #Salafi Islam
Have you been Arnabbed? Like google or xerox, 'arnab' is a verb now

May 28, 2015

Have you been Arnabbed? Like google or xerox, 'arnab' is a verb now

Arnab Goswami has redefined the news category on TV, and the others are rebranding themselves as "not Times Now" to check if the old safe news categories are still relevant. #Times Now #CNN-IBN #Media Watch #Arnab Goswami #NDTC #Arnab Goswmai as news anchor #Indian news anchor
CP Kuruvilla: A towering business newsman you may never have heard about

Feb 16, 2015

CP Kuruvilla: A towering business newsman you may never have heard about

On 14 February, CP Kuruvilla, one of the best news journalists in business ever, died. His contribution can never be measured by the positions he held, but by the number of talented people he nurtured. #Business Standard #MediaWatch #Media Watch #TN Ninan #CP Kuruvilla #Busines journalism
Benjamin Bradlee and Abe Rosenthal: The Men Who Fought For Words

Oct 24, 2014

Benjamin Bradlee and Abe Rosenthal: The Men Who Fought For Words

Ben Bradlee, former Executive Editor of the Washington Post, who died this week, was in constant combat with his New York Times rival Abe Rosenthal. #InMemoriam #Washington Post #Media Watch #Ben Bradlee #Abe Rosenthal #Ne York Times
When Rajdeep Sardesai and Arnab Goswami discussed Narendra Modi

Jun 08, 2014

When Rajdeep Sardesai and Arnab Goswami discussed Narendra Modi

It was an evening most 9-pm couch potatoes would have loved to watch. The top two of Indian news television Editor-in-Chief of IBN18 Rajdeep Sardesai and Editor-in-Chief of Times Now Arnab Goswami on the same panel, yes, a seat away from each other, discussing Narendra Modi. #Politics #India #Narendra Modi #Journalism #Rajdeep Sardesai #Uday Shankar #Kumar Ketkar #Media Watch #Arnab Goswami #RedInk Awards
What Modi baiters and bhakts will say on 12 and 16 May

May 08, 2014

What Modi baiters and bhakts will say on 12 and 16 May

With only one phase of polling left, the fate of the 16th Lok Sabha is sealed. The last phase involves polling for 41 seats in UP. Bengal and Bihar. This phase will determine the BJP's final tally, but not significantly change the outcome #India #UPA #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #Modi #NDA #Elections 2014 #Media Watch #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #9th Phase of Polling
The NYT's Modiphobia: bias masquerading as fact

Mar 28, 2014

The NYT's Modiphobia: bias masquerading as fact

Reportage by the western media has always been a bit jaundiced. With the rise of Modi in the Indian political landscape, even the NYT is barely able to conceal its biases #Narendra Modi #New York Times #Media Watch
Kejriwal's tactics are up against law of diminishing returns

Mar 15, 2014

Kejriwal's tactics are up against law of diminishing returns

Kejriwal had a good idea - a fight against corruption. He made bold moves in Delhi and came close to winning as he got lucky. But no gambler can keep winning forever. At some point one has to earn a living by focus and effort. #Delhi #Arvind Kejriwal #Media Watch #Lok Sabha elections #In My Opinion #AAP #Lok Sabha elections 2014
Kejriwal's leaked video: How media biases cancel themselves out

Mar 12, 2014

Kejriwal's leaked video: How media biases cancel themselves out

All political parties believe they are targeted by unfavourable media coverage some time or the other. But the real issue if biases are unavoidable. But usually one bias cancels out the other, and collectively the media has some credibility #Arvind Kejriwal #paid news #Media Watch #media ownership #Vested Interests
Sahara Group seen muzzling media by obtaining a book ban

Jan 13, 2014

Sahara Group seen muzzling media by obtaining a book ban

The Sahara Group, which is yet to comply with a SC order to refund Rs 24,000-and-odd crore to investors, is trying to overawe a journalist with a defamation case #Sahara Group #Subrata Roy #Sahara Capers #OFCDs #Media Watch #Supreme Court Case