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Donald Trump, Indian news channels and Bollywood: Notes on watching people say obnoxious things loudly
World

Donald Trump, Indian news channels and Bollywood: Notes on watching people say obnoxious things loudly

The job of the American president is not to entertain the world; he is not meant to be a clown. Similarly, and at a far smaller level of impact, it is not the job of TV news channels to keep viewers engrossed in the drama of what are essentially reality TV shows.

Bollywood strikes back: With theatres reopening, Hindi film industry needs its audience more than ever before
Entertainment

Bollywood strikes back: With theatres reopening, Hindi film industry needs its audience more than ever before

Top Bollywood producers have united to sue Republic TV and Times Now for 'defamatory' coverage. With theatres reopening after seven months of shutdown, it is imperative that Bollywood clean its name.

Bollywood is capable of healing and strengthening itself, writes Prasoon Joshi
Entertainment

Bollywood is capable of healing and strengthening itself, writes Prasoon Joshi

Today, questions have arisen about the increasingly unsavoury aspects of the film industry and in particular, Bollywood. Some are pleased that the feet of clay are revealed whilst others piqued that the Film Industry is treated as a soft target, a means of distraction from broader issues. Let's understand more intricately why Cinema related issues have become increasingly polemical.

Haryana Assembly election 2019: BJP, Congress not to get full majority, JJP slated to win 6-10 seats, predicts India Today exit poll
Politics

Haryana Assembly election 2019: BJP, Congress not to get full majority, JJP slated to win 6-10 seats, predicts India Today exit poll

BJP and Congress are in a neck-to-neck fight in Haryana Assembly elections, an exit poll said on Tuesday with the ruling party slightly ahead of its main rival

Attack on journalist Herman Gomes: Mumbai Press Club condemns incident, chief minister's office assures action
India

Attack on journalist Herman Gomes: Mumbai Press Club condemns incident, chief minister's office assures action

Times Now journalist Herman Gomes was returning home along with a friend in a taxi late on Saturday night when he was attacked by a group of miscreants.

Shehla Rashid accuses Nitin Gadkari, RSS of plotting Narendra Modi's assassination; transport minister threatens to sue
Politics

Shehla Rashid accuses Nitin Gadkari, RSS of plotting Narendra Modi's assassination; transport minister threatens to sue

Nitin Gadkari has threatened to take legal action against JNU student rights activist Shehla Rashid after she accused the Union minister for road transport and highways of planning to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Karnataka polls: VMR opinion poll predicts close contest between BJP, Congress; JD(S) likely to emerge kingmaker
Politics

Karnataka polls: VMR opinion poll predicts close contest between BJP, Congress; JD(S) likely to emerge kingmaker

The Karnataka polls will result in close competition between the BJP and the Congress, with no party enjoying absolute majority, an opinion poll predicted

Karnataka Assembly Election: EC says poll date leak was 'mere speculation,' but revelations were avoidable
Politics

Karnataka Assembly Election: EC says poll date leak was 'mere speculation,' but revelations were avoidable

The Election Commission on Friday announced that the Karnataka poll date leak wasn't a leak and it was "mere speculation."

Karnataka election date leak row: Got poll schedule from sources but it's not leak, Times Now tells EC
India

Karnataka election date leak row: Got poll schedule from sources but it's not leak, Times Now tells EC

The Times Now channel on Wednesday told the Election Commission (EC) that it got the Karnataka Assembly poll date from "informed sources", but argued that it could not be called a "leak".

Full text of BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya's letter to EC: Never intended to infringe upon constitutional mandate of poll panel
Politics

Full text of BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya's letter to EC: Never intended to infringe upon constitutional mandate of poll panel

BJP's IT cell chief Amit Malviya tweeted the date of the Karnataka Assembly polls before the Election Commission announced it, prompting the panel to describe the leak as a "very serious issue" that merited a probe and "stringent action"

On India's prime time TV debates, women are heavily under-represented; Republic TV and Times Now worst culprits
India

On India's prime time TV debates, women are heavily under-represented; Republic TV and Times Now worst culprits

Over four times more men than women appeared as panellists during the sample period, indicating the under-representation of women’s views in the broadcast media.

Jignesh Mevani had no right to seek a journalist’s expulsion: Such a trend would mean death of media freedom
Politics

Jignesh Mevani had no right to seek a journalist’s expulsion: Such a trend would mean death of media freedom

It is deeply disappointing to note the manner in which Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani stifled the media through tactics that he professes to stand against.

Times Now tweets wrong Shashi's death: Tharoor says reports of demise premature, channel apologises
India

Times Now tweets wrong Shashi's death: Tharoor says reports of demise premature, channel apologises

The Times Now Twitter made a major gaffe when they tweeted about the demise of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor instead of veteran actor Shashi Kapoor

Talwars, Shashi Tharoor are all victims of trial by media: News channels give fourth estate a bad name
India

Talwars, Shashi Tharoor are all victims of trial by media: News channels give fourth estate a bad name

Pressure is building on seeking financial restitution from the media as a direct fallout of this mad hurtle to hurt for TRPs and eyeballs and footfalls that have compelled us to drop the basic tenets of journalism

Aarushi Talwar murder: How one TV channel tried the case, held parents guilty, and switched stance to suit its owners' needs
India

Aarushi Talwar murder: How one TV channel tried the case, held parents guilty, and switched stance to suit its owners' needs

On Thursday, after the Allahabad High Court pronounced its verdict, for instance, Times Now's coverage appeared decidedly toned down and measured

Indian media's Anglo-Hindi inclination is leading to politico-cultural alienation of the poor, rooted
India

Indian media's Anglo-Hindi inclination is leading to politico-cultural alienation of the poor, rooted

The Indian Union does not even have any national language irrespective of the long-standing false propaganda of Hindi chauvinists.

Cattle slaughter restrictions: Branded 'enemy' for refusing Centre's order, Kerala counter-attacks on social media
India

Cattle slaughter restrictions: Branded 'enemy' for refusing Centre's order, Kerala counter-attacks on social media

This is not the first time that Kerala as a state has come under attack on an issue related to animal rights.

Shashi Tharoor defamation case against Arnab Goswami: Delhi HC issues notice, tells journalist to bring down rhetoric
India

Shashi Tharoor defamation case against Arnab Goswami: Delhi HC issues notice, tells journalist to bring down rhetoric

In a blow to managing director of Republic TV Arnab Goswami, Delhi High Court has issued a notice to the former editor-in-chief of Times Now on Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's defamation plea

Arnab Goswami's Republic TV is losing the battle of babble; why not try something completely different?
India

Arnab Goswami's Republic TV is losing the battle of babble; why not try something completely different?

How ironic would it be if the Arnab Goswami brand fell over the cliff and crashed at this very moment, when it is in danger of being eclipsed by the clones it spawned?

Arnab Goswami clinches Round 1 in Republic vs Times Now battle: Rival channels exit BARC ratings
India

Arnab Goswami clinches Round 1 in Republic vs Times Now battle: Rival channels exit BARC ratings

Round one of the Times Now vs Republic battle has gone to the fledgling upcomer. Republic TV, which was launched with much fanfare by former Times Now editor Arnab Goswami, has topped the English news channel rankings in its first week