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Ekta Builder: Broken Promises & Bhai-giri, Naam Bade Aur Darshan Chote!!

Mumbai, 24 October, 2016: Ekta Group of builders cheats and bullies its customers – no two ways about it. Don’t be fooled by clever PR campaigns, paid media, beautiful website, and estate agents. Don’t get taken in by endorsements of reputed corporate like HDFC Realty, HDFC Red, or mentions in Magic Bricks Now. Don’t get fooled by Anil Kapoor’s endorsement and MCHI-Credai Awards for Customer Responsiveness. That’s all smokescreen. The ground-reality …

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The brainwash chronicles… sponsored by Gujarat Government

Modi came to power unelected. Soon after his becoming Chief Minister of Gujarat, the Gujarat Riots happened. Shamelessly defending the massacres as a righteous “reaction” Modi successfully polarized the majority against the minority to win in 2002. For the younger readers, who don’t remember the Vinash Purush speeches that preceeded the Vikas Purush speeches, here …

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Qamar Waheed Naqvi

Senior Journalist, Editorial Director at India TV resigns over Modi’s fixed interview

Before the dust settled on the sniggering at the unabashed fan worship of Narendra Modi in what was supposed to be an interview by the supposedly sharp Rajat Sharma, news comes in of senior journalist and editorial director Qamar Waheed Naqvi resigning from IndiaTV in protest of the “fixed” interview. The interview in question took …

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The media is dead. Long live the stenographers #paidmedia #OperationLoksabha

News Express channel, under the leadership of Vinod Kapri made a remarkable achievement yesterday. They broadcast a five hour long expose of abject election rigging, complete with buying off candidates, putting up fake candidates to divide votes of opponents, accepting funding for obstructing policies that don’t favor corporates by organized disruption of Parliament through protests …

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candidates with criminal cases in 2nd phase of polls in Madhya Pradesh

Updated: Factchecking Press (mis)Trust of India #PTI #mediabias

It is alarming when you have an article from an organization that claims to be a collective of news media peddling a political slant, and it gets replicated word for word across various sites syndicating news from them. After National Broadcasters Association issuing a veiled threat to Kejriwal in the wake of their outrage over …

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Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV

What is paid news in India and why is it such a problem?

Indian citizens have the freedom of speech. But freedom of speech in itself means little without freedom of information. If you are free to decide for yourself and speak up, but you are deliberately fed information that makes something look really good and something look really bad, your condemning what was informed to you as …

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