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Time 100 vs India Today 50: Two tales of selection bias
Life

Time 100 vs India Today 50: Two tales of selection bias

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.

Bangalore blast: Terrorist attack or political plot?
Politics

Bangalore blast: Terrorist attack or political plot?

A local English-language daily makes the case for an 'election bomb' but doesn't point the needle of accusation against any one party.

Boston to Bangalore: When media, politicians jump the gun...
Politics

Boston to Bangalore: When media, politicians jump the gun...

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.

DD News: Editor's departure casts shadow over 'new look' claims
India

DD News: Editor's departure casts shadow over 'new look' claims

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.

Dettol gets help from kitchen hygiene study
Life

Dettol gets help from kitchen hygiene study

Dettol, the brand we all know so well as a liquid antiseptic and disinfectant, a brand that has repeatedly found a place in lists of India’s most trusted brands, decides to launch, in India, a brand extension – Dettol Healthy Kitchen Gel.

Media should isolate the voices of the lumpen fringe
Breaking Views

Media should isolate the voices of the lumpen fringe

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.

Narendra Modi’s SRCC speech: Why some editors chose to skip it
India

Narendra Modi’s SRCC speech: Why some editors chose to skip it

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.

What Prasar Bharati needs: Not a scalpel, but a hatchet
Business

What Prasar Bharati needs: Not a scalpel, but a hatchet

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.

Armstrong interview: All hail Oprah, America's fave shrink
World

Armstrong interview: All hail Oprah, America's fave shrink

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.

Homeland to 24: Five ways to fix Indian Television
Entertainment

Homeland to 24: Five ways to fix Indian Television

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.

Tale of two rapes: From Ohio to Delhi, how different are we really?
World

Tale of two rapes: From Ohio to Delhi, how different are we really?

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?

Why does media want to give Delhi gangrape victim a name?
Life

Why does media want to give Delhi gangrape victim a name?

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?

Profiling Imran Khan: The media's favourite hot, dumb blonde
World

Profiling Imran Khan: The media's favourite hot, dumb blonde

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.

Royal hoax call: Making scapegoats out of the hospital pranksters
World

Royal hoax call: Making scapegoats out of the hospital pranksters

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?

From Assange to Kejriwal: Understanding media hostility
Politics

From Assange to Kejriwal: Understanding media hostility

Both Kejriwal and Assange once had a symbiotic relationship with the media, but that has become borderline hostile today.

The fuzzy picture: India Today's great Indian sex survey
Life

The fuzzy picture: India Today's great Indian sex survey

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.

Leveson hometruths: Indian media must also look in the mirror
World

Leveson hometruths: Indian media must also look in the mirror

Many of the observations of Justice Leveson apply to the Indian media. It should be a wake-up call.

Dear Western media, why can't you call Kasab a terrorist?
Breaking Views

Dear Western media, why can't you call Kasab a terrorist?

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.

Journalistic blackmail: why it's getting less viable
India

Journalistic blackmail: why it's getting less viable

More people are finding the courage to complain against blackmail by journalists, and its a phenomenon that needs to grow.

Why Mamata and the media are made for each other
Politics

Why Mamata and the media are made for each other

Mamata Banerjee has trained her guns once more on the media after a filmmaker moved court alleging the government-owned Star Theatre has refused to screen his film Teen Kanya. Mamata and the media, is just a love story gone bitter.