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Rs 500 bribes at NHAI event

Media kits at Nitin Gadkari function had Rs 500 tucked inside   [ continue reading...]

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Romila Thapar and others: averse to public debate?

The EPW controversy shows that India’s public intellectuals wish to pay a minimal price for speaking out.   [ continue reading...]

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EPW Chaos: Why shoot the messenger?

If the members of the board were concerned about protecting the academic research character of the journal they chose the wrong person to serve as the editor.   [ continue reading...]

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Trolling ourselves to death in the age of Trump

Our dominant media shape not just content, but the entire affective structure of public discourse,   [ continue reading...]

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Lazy bums, happy to copy off Facebook walls

A Facebook post by a Delhi writer is stolen by a plagiarist and then published by journalists too lazy to check or to find their own stories   [ continue reading...]

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Using social media to whitewash sexual assault

A social media campaign backing Kerala actor Dileep shows how public opinion can be turned in favour of someone accused in a sexual assault case   [ continue reading...]

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Yogi’s first 100 days: poor, average or good?

According to four papers, it was 'pretty good’. Amar Ujala and Dainik Jagran’s coverage was positive while Express and ET were less so - but only s...   [ continue reading...]

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Internet shutdowns have become chronic now

Internet shutdowns have risen from 8 in Jan-July 2016 to 23 in 2017, with the string of shutdowns almost unbroken since April,   [ continue reading...]

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Religion of humanity rises above politics of religion

Highlighting the religion of the driver who saved the Amaranth pilgrims, is doing a disservice to him as well as secularism   [ continue reading...]

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A tale of two Kerala women and the media

The Kerala media lavished attention on the sexual attack on the film star while ignoring the doctor whose fundamental rights were being violated.   [ continue reading...]

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Karnataka media needs lessons in sensitization

From fallacious reporting to threats, some sections of Karnataka media has made lives of two young women miserable   [ continue reading...]

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After 1,379 Days, NYT corrects bogus claim Iran ‘sponsored’ 9/11

With an Official Enemy, no amount of libel—no matter how egregious—merits a meaningful response from the paper of record.   [ continue reading...]

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Police watched, did nothing, during Chirala assault

A fact-finding committee report on the February attack on a journalist in Chirala town confirms that the police acted against him, not his attackers.   [ continue reading...]

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Inciting a communal free for all

Television shows on West Bengal’s communal situation did their best to pit Hindus against Muslims,   [ continue reading...]

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The media dangerously misuses the word ‘trolling’

“Trolling” is different from flaming or doxing, as it is from cyberstalking, cyberviolence and cyberhate,   [ continue reading...]

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Taking quality cinema to smaller cities

There has always been a disconnect between good cinema and B towns. The Jagran Film Festival which begins in Delhi on July 1 aims to end that   [ continue reading...]

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Congress’s Sidhu moves against Punjab’s Fastway Cable

The powerful cable TV empire that Sukhbir Badal was thought to have influence over, is now under attack from Congress and AAP MLAs.   [ continue reading...]

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FCAT as arbitrary as CBFC when it comes to certification

The Film Certification Appellate Tribunal’s decisions to overrule or concur with CBFC’s rulings to deny /grant certification are equally questionabl...   [ continue reading...]

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Buzzfeed and the 2017 UK election

Although Buzzfeed has retained its original quirkiness, its increasingly serious news agenda serves audiences often not regularly exposed to political informati...   [ continue reading...]

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Now SC says Wage Board pay for contract employees too!

Although the judgment has declined to find newspaper managements guilty of contempt, it has settled 4 questions of law which will have far reaching implications...   [ continue reading...]

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