Media

Various aspects of media and their influence on society, politics and happenings in general. Journalism is a long term muse for me – whether it be TV, print or blogs. What constitutes journalism, and what goes beyond into the realms of activism or propaganda?

Corruption
Hindutva
Media
Politics & Political Commentary

Cobrapost Press Release: Operation 136: Part II

This post is republished in public interest from the Cobrapost website, which appears to be having trouble. Cobrapost exposes more than two dozen media houses, including some prima donnas of India’s holy Fourth Estate, where they all show their underbelly in its most visceral form. New Delhi: In the second part of Operation 136, Cobrapost […]

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Hindutva
Media
Politics & Political Commentary

Anatomy of an ‘unrest’

During my time away, a story that fascinated me — in a train-wreck kind of way, and as a cautionary tale of the danger of the media disseminating half-baked news — relates to the murder of one Paresh Mesta. The India Today channel and its consulting editor Shiv Aroor played a lead role in propagating the story; […]

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Media
Politics & Political Commentary

NBSA fines Zee News and directs them to broadcast apology for “Afzal Guru gang ka mushaira”

Mr. Gauhar Raza, an eminent scientist and poet, was maligned, defamed and hate engineered against him by the malicious, concocted and motivated news telecast carried by Zee News in March, 2016. Mr. Raza was branded as a part of an “Afzal Premi Gang” for reciting his poems in the ‘Shankar – Shaad Mushaira’. A complaint […]

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Corruption
General
Knowledge
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National
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Religion and Phiosophy

Fire Brigade withdraws clearance to Golden Chariot Restaurant at Hub Mall, Goregaon

Fire Brigade withdraws clearance to Golden Chariot Restaurant at Hub Mall, Goregaon Mumbai, 14 March, 2015: Planning to kill yourself and your family after a tasty meal? Go to Golden Chariot Restaurant. Blocked fire-exits and various other dangerous practices makes this restaurant at Goregaon’s Hub Mall your best bet at achieving a fiery death. Although […]

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Corruption
Democracy
General
Knowledge
Media
National
Politics & Political Commentary

Defamation case against a Home Buyer? (Who booked a flat in a housing complex Ekta Parksville in Virar West,)

A defamation case against a flat-seeker? Saturday, March 11, 2017 By Raju Vernekar A flat seeker, who booked a flat in a housing complex Ekta Parksville in Virar West, is allegedly running from pillar to the post to get possession of the flat and states that the developers have filed a defamation suit against him. […]

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