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TIME magazine poll asks readers to vote for banning "feminist" as a word

Nov 13, 2014

TIME magazine poll asks readers to vote for banning "feminist" as a word

It's much easier to be a feminist today, but patriarchy isn't a historical relic yet. It persists and the way it moulds our thoughts is insidious. #Feminism #MediaCrit #Time magazine #banishment poll #Susan B Anthony
Shakti Mills re-visited Is it wrong to turn a rape survivor into a hashtag?

Aug 19, 2014

Shakti Mills re-visited Is it wrong to turn a rape survivor into a hashtag?

With that attention-grabbing headline, Sonia Khan writes for GRISTmedia what could be the definitive insider account of the intern who was gang-raped inside Shakti Mills. Definitive because the survivor has not written anything and Khan has written it with her permission. #MediaCrit #Tarun Tejpal #GoodReads #Nirbhaya #Shakti Mills gangrape
Cobra Deo ad When men need women to give them a hand

Jul 22, 2014

Cobra Deo ad When men need women to give them a hand

Am I shocked? Yes. Am I impressed that this opens up a brand new avenue of sex education and sexual options for the masses and classes alike? Yes. That said, a little more subtlety and originality could have made the ad more impressive. #MediaCrit #Advertisement #Milind Soman #Old Spice #Cobra Deo #Axe Deo
Is Economic Times in a turf war with the Times of India?

Apr 11, 2014

Is Economic Times in a turf war with the Times of India?

Are we seeing a turf war between editors or senior management at the two titles? The short answer to the question: no. #Politics #MediaCrit #Times of India #white paper #Bennett #Economic Times #Coleman and Company Limited #Turf War #General news
Digital journalism How the internet will save the Indian press

Dec 06, 2013

Digital journalism How the internet will save the Indian press

The Indian media are at a tipping point, hobbled by suspect financing, a history of servility, and a massive loss of public trust. The internet is no silver bullet, but it most certainly represents a lifeline. #ThisisNext #MediaCrit #Indian media #Newspapers #Caravan #Digital Journalism #Vinod Jose #Digital News
Why paid news is a threat to Indian democracy

Dec 05, 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. #Politics #MediaCrit #ConnectTheDots #paid news #Politician-media nexus
Protesting govt-controlled media, China scribe tries to crowdfund career

Nov 01, 2013

Protesting govt-controlled media, China scribe tries to crowdfund career

From his temporary home on a friend's sofa, Yin Yusheng hopes to craft a new kind of journalism in China, where the industry is widely seen as state-controlled and corrupt. He wants to make his readers the boss and that includes paying his salary. #Media #MediaCrit #ThingsWeLike #Chinese media #Free Press
Varadarajan rubbishes N Ram's claims of policy violations at The Hindu

Oct 23, 2013

Varadarajan rubbishes N Ram's claims of policy violations at The Hindu

peaking to Best Media Info, Varadarajan rubbished allegations by Kasturi and Sons Chairman N Ram that there were recurrent violations and defiance of the framework of the institution's longstanding values on the business side, and recurrent violations and defiance of 'Living Our Values' mandatory Code of Editorial Values applicable to The Hindu. #MediaCrit #Supreme Court #TheySaidIt #Madras High Court #The Hindu #Siddarth Varadarajan #N Ram #Arun Anant #N Ravi #Kasturi & Sons #Malini Parathasarathy
Advising Rahul Gandhi The media guide to becoming a youth icon

Oct 16, 2013

Advising Rahul Gandhi The media guide to becoming a youth icon

Rahul has lost the mantle of youth icon to Narendra Modi. But none of the media pundits' advice is going to help him get it back. #Politics #Inflation #Twitter #Narendra Modi #MediaCrit #Rahul Gandhi #NREGA #Education #jobs #women's safety #parents #Lok Sabha elections 2014