Category: Politics & Political Commentary

Editorial Malfunction at India Today

Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV

An outrageous, but somewhat predictable editorial malfunction in India Today led to some confusion about whether the magazine wants to object to objectification of women or encourage it. Sex sells, so sell it As everyone knows, India Today has difficulty selling content and must rely on pictures of scantily dressed women to attract readers, who, …

Hybrid justice: Media on the war path

Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV

It was alarming to hear the calls for hanging the rapists in the Delhi Gang Rape, even as it was heartening to hear violence against women take center stage for once. A year later, the alarm remains, while the hope is increasingly jaded. There is a strange kind of feminism in the air. One that …