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TIME magazine poll asks readers to vote for banning
Life

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Digital journalism: How the internet will save the Indian press
Life

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.

Digital journalism: How the internet will save the Indian press
News & Analysis

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.

Why paid news is a threat to Indian democracy
Politics

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Advising Rahul Gandhi: The media guide to becoming a youth icon
Politics

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.

What 'dehati aurat' episode tells us about Modi and media
Life

What 'dehati aurat' episode tells us about Modi and media

The "dehati aurat" remark allegedly made by Nawaz Sharif was probably much ado about nothing, but it tells a lot about our media and its relationship with Modi.

Muzaffarnagar: Why we can't trust the Azam Khan 'sting'
Life

Muzaffarnagar: Why we can't trust the Azam Khan 'sting'

It’s interesting to contrast the rigorous, fact-based reporting of the local television station on the first day’s violence with the hyperbole on national television, to contrast which actually provided more credible information.

Should Twitter, Facebook stop selling spots for personal gripes?
Brands

Should Twitter, Facebook stop selling spots for personal gripes?

Platforms like Twitter and Facebook cannot use a editorial vs. marketing argument at all since they are not media companies and they simply don't have an editorial point of view at all.

Boston Bomber on Rolling Stone cover: Outrageous or courageous?
World

Boston Bomber on Rolling Stone cover: Outrageous or courageous?

If anything, the cover reminds us that for all our sophistication and profiling tools, we, just like Tsarnaev’s baffled friends, still aren’t that good at knowing what a terrorist looks like.

Learning from the death of the Times of India Crest edition
Life

Learning from the death of the Times of India Crest edition

These are the questions that should be asked - and then we'll have an answer very different from 'it didn't work'. There's a wealth of information available in stories of failure, perhaps more valuable than the stories of success.

The Raghavji case: It's about consent, not sodomy
Life

The Raghavji case: It's about consent, not sodomy

Raghavji has lost his job because of charges that he's a sodomite. But the media’s leering fixation on the actual sexual act feels like a rather prurient parlour game – how many times can you say sodomy in one piece of copy. And it misses what is actually all-important – the issue of consent.

Irish woman raped in Kolkata: Why the media should be ashamed
Life

Irish woman raped in Kolkata: Why the media should be ashamed

A young Irish woman, an NGO volunteer, was allegedly raped in Kolkata over the weekend. Aside from that fact, there is little any of our newspapers seem to agree upon when it comes to this case. Not their ages, not where it happened, or how it happened.

The 'incestuous relationship' between Congress and media
Politics

The 'incestuous relationship' between Congress and media

Proximity to power is weakening the professional instincts of the Delhi media, which channels the Congress line too readily.

Shades of grey: The many myths of media freedom
Business

Shades of grey: The many myths of media freedom

India media can never be really free if it does not come to grips with the issue of how it is funded.