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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

When Rajdeep Sardesai and Arnab Goswami discussed Narendra Modi
Politics

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.

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

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

The NYT's Modiphobia: bias masquerading as fact
Politics

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

Kejriwal's tactics are up against law of diminishing returns
Politics

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.

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

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

Sahara Group seen muzzling media by obtaining a book ban
Business

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

Devyani Khobragade case: Indian media is less biased than the US
World

Devyani Khobragade case: Indian media is less biased than the US

You will find umpteen stories in the Indian media taking up the case of the maid, but you will not find one in the US media making out a strong case for her employer Devyani Khobragade

Tejpal scandal: How social media, and not mainstream, showed the way
India

Tejpal scandal: How social media, and not mainstream, showed the way

The social media has ensured that mainstream media discusses real issues despite its past and present cosy relationships with the establishment.

BusinessWorld purchase: Why digital media is becoming mainstream
Business

BusinessWorld purchase: Why digital media is becoming mainstream

The purchase of BusinessWorld by exchange4media shows which way the wind is beginning to blow.

Dalits in media feel the sting of caste discrimination
India

Dalits in media feel the sting of caste discrimination

Dalits do not abound in the media; and those who have made it there feel that they are discriminated against, especially in the regional media

Why TRAI is utterly wrong about cross-media ownership
India

Why TRAI is utterly wrong about cross-media ownership

The evil of "cross-media"ownership is vastly exaggerated. Official efforts to control this are nothing more than efforts to try and control the media itself

IIPM strategy of blocking web sites is backfiring
India

IIPM strategy of blocking web sites is backfiring

IIPM's court order to block several URLs involving the institute has boomeranged. The media has panned it and social media is livid. HRD Minister Shashi Tharoor has also got into the act to oppose the blockade

Dream big, dream now: Watch the new CNBC TV18 TVC
Business

Dream big, dream now: Watch the new CNBC TV18 TVC

The campaign has a two-fold objective: firstly, to reiterate the channel's leadership and relevance with existing constituencies of viewers and secondly, to establish relevance with new audiences as a brand

Sonia-Rahul may be planning own TV channel by 2014
Politics

Sonia-Rahul may be planning own TV channel by 2014

Are Sonia Gandhi and the Congress party planning their own TV channel? There are strong reasons to speculate on it

In Andhra, there is no politics without media ownership
India

In Andhra, there is no politics without media ownership

The Andhra CM is flagging off one more TV channel - one funded by over 200,000 ordinary people. Politics, it seems, is incomplete with media ownership

Paid news: It now comes in a variety of flavours
India

Paid news: It now comes in a variety of flavours

Paid news, the scourge of media credibility, comes in more forms than the garden variety