The two "power" lists are shaped by different kinds of selection bias. They reveal nothing other than the fact that the "idea of India" is a preconceived notion in the minds of magazine editors.
A local English-language daily makes the case for an 'election bomb' but doesn't point the needle of accusation against any one party.
The politicisation of the Bangalare blasts contrasts with the restraint shown in the US following the Boston blasts. But the reportage of sections of the US media hasn't measured up to the standards of professionalism that they are acclaimed for.
Despite claims of having revamped the news channel to compete with private broadcasters, the departure of an editor has raised questions over how much the channel has changed for the better.
By providing constant exposure to caste and religious ‘mobs’ determined to have their voices heard on prime-time news, the media has almost ended up ‘legitimising’ them.
While some have called it his arrival on the national stage, not all newspapers shared the view. Here's a look at what the major newspapers did with the speech yesterday.
Doordarshan and AIR are the dinosaurs of India's media world. Rather than keeping them on life support at taxpayers' expense, the government should pull the plug on them.
In her interview with the disgraced athlete, Oprah took on the role of the therapist: nonjudgmental, dispassionate and tough. If Lance had chosen to put himself on her couch, he would have to own up to his stuff.
In an age of short attention span and choices, I wonder why Indian television is moving at such a glacial pace. The channels promise change but, there has barely been any. Here is a list of ideas that Indian television should take a note of.
A teenager is allegedly raped by members of a high school football team in Ohio. A young woman is gang raped on a bus in Delhi. Are we sisters under the skin? Or are we being fooled by the parallels?
Is she Amanat? Or Nirbahaya? The media want to give the rape victim a name because they think she deserves it. But does she need it? Or do we need her to have one?
The sex appeal of no other politician, however good-looking, is the subject of such continual and explicit media coverage. Khan may be Pakistan's Sarah Palin to his detractors but no reporter would wax eloquent about voters who want to have sex with her.
The Australian radio hosts behind the hospital prank call say there are "shattered, gutted, heartbroken." But in the long history of obnoxious media pranks, should this be seen as the one that crossed the line?
Both Kejriwal and Assange once had a symbiotic relationship with the media, but that has become borderline hostile today.
Asansol is a hotbed for wife swapping. Ratlam is OK with a little gay sex. India Today's sex survey sniffs out change in small town India but the magazine is still stuck in the old days when it comes to how it regards sex.
Many of the observations of Justice Leveson apply to the Indian media. It should be a wake-up call.
Words have consequences, and for the media to walk on eggshells by calling Kasab a 'gunman' or an 'attacker', rather than a 'terrorist', only disorients the moral compass.
More people are finding the courage to complain against blackmail by journalists, and its a phenomenon that needs to grow.