Delhi elite’s panic fuelled by irresponsible media coverage

The negative propaganda has already started. Journalists and anchors cynically repeat the phrase “achche din” and no discussion is complete without the revocation and disguised ridiculing of the slogan. Such are the mind games the people in the media play.

The negative propaganda has already started. Journalists and anchors cynically repeat the phrase “achche din” and no discussion is complete without the revocation and disguised ridiculing of the slogan. Such are the mind games the people in the media play.

The so-called fourth pillar of democracy in our country, especially the English media, has been farcical so far. It does not report news. It peddles news. It does not help you shape opinions; it is already opinionated. It does not help you form an ideology; it shoves a pre-cooked ideology down your throat whether you like it or not. There isn’t much choice available to you. Propaganda trumps over awareness. Often, the objective is not to spread information, but to spread misinformation. They don’t want to empower you through knowledge, they want to disempower you by misleading you. The alternative opinion is non-existent. You’re constantly fed falsities. Based on these falsities you form your political, cultural and social opinions. Based on these opinions, you support political parties. And then these political parties decide how you and your children live and what sort of future you and your children have.

If you remember the NDA days, the media was full of negative news. Farmers were dying. There was a screw-up in Kargil. Various scams were happening. The Kandahar hijacking fiasco. The attack on the Parliament. The coffin scam. The failed or sabotaged Musharraf meet. The Gujarat riots. There was scarcity of food. The public sector “temples” were being dismantled and sold to profiteering businesses. The economy was in doldrums. The entire “India shining” was in fact, according to the ever-hyperventilating English media, nothing but “India dimming further”. The result, despite great performance, the NDA government lost and the disastrous phase of the UPA-rule began. Nobody knows how long it will take for the country to recover.

Media management, hence is going to be very critical. There’s going to be the same old propaganda. There is going to be the same old hype that the country was better off under the Congress and worse off under the BJP. Every UPA failure is going to be swept under the carpet, and every BJP-shortcoming is going to be magnified multiple times. Every action of the new government is going to be scrutinised under the critical microscope. It will be hammered again and again into the people’s psyche that they committed a big mistake and as soon as possible they should get back to the old fold. The negative propaganda has already started. Have you noticed how every journalist and every anchor cynically repeats the phrase “achche din” and no discussion is complete without the revocation and disguised ridiculing of the slogan. Such are the mind games the people in the media play, and these are the mind games that ought to be countered.

But why is such an attitude reserved for the BJP — especially for Narendra Modi? Partly to be blamed is Macaulay who sowed the seeds of self-loathing and a monumental sense of doubt in our indigenous abilities. Partly also to be blamed are our elitist intellectual class.

There is a complete ecosystem of journalists, NGO-runners, ‘scholars’, ‘intellectuals’ and other such charlatans whose survival depends on the doles distributed by a quintessential welfare state. They help the non-performing Government shape minds and hence, consolidate its political base. In return, the Government distributes liberal doses of grants, concessions, allocations and preferential treatments among these people. They survive on each other. True development — development that actually improves the lot of the people at the grassroots level works against their interest. True development cannot be heralded without market, intellectual, cultural and scholarly liberalisation and when such liberalisation manifests, people are forced to compete on the basis of their abilities rather than their connections.

Narendra Modi, being a nationalist, would like his country to develop on the basis of its strengths and abilities rather than perpetually depend on costly and destructive welfare schemes. His ambitious plans are totally antithetical to the survival of the elitist class which has gotten used to getting a lot with little effort. These people have survived on connections, on the proverbial “jod-tod” for more than six decades. Many such generations have survived like this and one cannot expect them to change suddenly. So what are they going to do? They’re going to make every possible effort to make the country return to the same old system of “you scratch my back, I scratch yours”. The propaganda pitch is going to attain its crescendo.

Lots of exciting things are taking place with the arrival of the new Government. The economy is being overhauled, the education system is being restructured, institutions are being revived, bureaucracy is being revamped. Perhaps for the first time in the history of the country, people are experiencing actual governance. The political landscape is changing. People’s faith in governance is being restored. The country and its rivers are being cleaned up. Hard, difficult decisions are being made. Are these developments being covered by the media? No.

Predictably, there are many roadblocks. There are even disappointments. There are many problems that seem unsurmountable. Communication is going to be vital. If something good is happening, it needs to be conveyed. If hard decisions are being taken, people should be able to understand them. Policies and decisions shouldn’t just be dumped on them.

The job of writers and journalists is to keep the public aware about what is happening, why it is happening, and what short-term and long-term impact it is going to have on its life and how, accordingly, it should prepare itself. No propaganda, but real, usable information. No skewed opinion but objective, analytical observations that can be used to arrive at decisions.

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  • Ramamoorthy

    This Macaulayan mental sickness is now on its last leg, thanks to internet and a new growing educated youth who can easily discern the hypocrisy of their older generation . The Nehruian brainwashing is almost dead and he and his worshipers will be consigned to dustbin soon.

    • Jitendra Desai

      Well said.Witness the way MSM went for Modi in particular and Hindus in general.And yet, people could see through this mischief and took the right decisions.

  • Jitendra Desai

    MSM will not improve.It is up to the new government to revamp and re position DD for dissemination of information and even good entertainment without those silly ads.It is also up to the new government to encourage the spread of social media to eliminate the need for watching a private TV news channels.

    • Pankaj_Kumar

      agree, Modi govt should work for more and affordable internet access.

      • Jitendra Desai

        True.”Internet for all” mission will spell the doom of these darbaris in Delhi and other metros.

  • Sandoshini

    Excellent, Amrit Hallan ! You have penned down my thoughts exactly! All of us who love our country must stand firm behind our hard working PM! He has a mammoth job to do and we must shoulder our share of the burden and that includes countering all the negative forces trying to belittle his every effort!I am very confident that working hard with our PM and his government each and every Indian will prosper well while taking our country to greater heights!

  • Swaraj

    Author is right. take for instance the recent move to increase sugar import duty. Instead of reporting this news, many news paper made the headline that Sugar prices are increasing! That was on assumptions that if import get costlier the prices will go up. But this is not reporting! In fact increased sugar import duty has many short term and long term benefits. It can revive Indian Sugar mills, it can ensure payments are done to farmers and probably by the time festival season starts, sugar prices may go downwards.

  • t

    If you remember the NDA days, the media was full of negative news.
    Farmers were dying. There was a screw-up in Kargil. Various scams were
    happening. The Kandahar hijacking fiasco. The attack on the Parliament.
    The coffin scam. The failed or sabotaged Musharraf meet. The Gujarat
    riots. There was scarcity of food. The public sector “temples” were
    being dismantled and sold to profiteering businesses. The economy was in
    doldrums. The entire “India shining” was in fact, according to the
    ever-hyperventilating English media, nothing but “India dimming
    further”. The result, despite great performance, the NDA government lost
    and the disastrous phase of the UPA-rule began. Nobody knows how long
    it will take for the country to recover.

    what great performance
    Kargil , Parliament attack , Kandhar

    • saswath

      there were lots of positive achievements a stable economy, respect of scientists, decent growth despite world sanctions after pokhran, highway connectivity widened, job prospect grown, NRI’s felt more open to invest for growth of country. and many more..but you have only few bad things to remember and that too was done by worldwide notorious extremist groups/mindset…were they stopped in last 10 years of UPA govt?

  • Pankaj_Kumar

    Now a days nobody belives media blindly, truly said they are throwing opinion, people know these are doing business not journalism, they can not affect much Modi govt

  • R Narasimha Murthy

    Too good…all of your stories are Modiji’s reality….but not made visible to Indians….so only to do it is…why don’t you speak on English how Madhu Kishwar is doing…or tweet on some of the happenings regularly….love to see you on TV anyday…:-)

  • Murali

    They do ” News Prostitution”

    • Illuminati2014


  • A

    Very well said Mr. Hallan.

  • R. K. Upadhyay

    One simple solution:
    Investigate each and every relationship of these media wallah with Cong, NGO and Foreign forces.
    Narendra Modi has to do this, otherwise, 2019 will be repeat of 2004. Period

    • Jars

      very well said, and lastly also ensure that the EVM issue is sorted out, 2004 should not repeat at any cost, no party can walk away with 90 seats or more for free because of the congress babu nexus, the babu fiefdom should be finished in the next 2 years forever …

  • Mahesh Shah

    Indian English Media is like pros, use and throw out.. Never expect them for development of India, most of them are foreign agents..

  • Manisha

    It’s a very apt article. I too have noticed this in the TV channels ridiculing ‘acche din’ at at end of every news coverage. The NDA has just rolled out the railway fare hike which anyways was already done by the UPA & the whole media has gone hyper over it. Nobody talks of Rs.25 reduction on LPG cylinders by NDA a few weeks back. The onus of not buckling under the media pressure and to keep the facts above false propaganda lies with NDA govt. only. The Devil can never be trusted nor should one expect it to become a saint.

  • sharath

    Modi needs to investigate all the journalists and break their nexus with anti nationals. Otherwise it will only harm NDA.

  • Neerja kamal

    Very apt article. I have stopped watching english news again. It pains to see how media maligned BJP & works for people with vested interest. I am a big supporter of free press but I believe with freedom comes big responsibility. Which media is not able to take from the beginning. Till today majority Indians don’t know who Shyama Prasad Mukherjee was & how big role he played in saving Kashmir. How he died for the cause or shall I say he was murdered because people like Nehru could never rise above their personal interest. I can see, not much media reporting was done that time on SSM.

    The same legacy continued. When Mr RG was showing his full blown immaturity, How media specially times now tried to sell Priyanka Gandhi. I am so glad there were not many takers & I hope it stays like this. I hope to see the same intelligence of people of India in next election.I think media should be controlled in the same way by BJP, as it has been controlled by congress for 65 years. still even after losing congress has their clutches on media.

    • Jars

      forget knowing SP Mukherjee, those who know him also know of how his life ended …. I only hope and pray to GOD that he serves justice on those who perpetrated all they did and eradicate those traitors from this country for ever

  • Dipak SenGupta

    I watch only Rajat Sarma of India tv who actually revels day to day activities of the new gov. All other channels are trying to revolt against gov. out of one silly point continuously. One can make out easily. But finally when the results will start coming, I do not know what they will do.

  • Dharmadiya

    As the article rightly points out ‘Media management, hence
    is going to be very critical. There’s going to be the same old propaganda.
    There is going to be the same old hype that the country was better off under
    the Congress and worse off under the BJP. Every UPA failure is going to be
    swept under the carpet, and every BJP-shortcoming is going to be magnified
    multiple times.’ This is all the more reason to communicate with people through
    social media. I wonder why PMO website is not being updated except for Modiji’s
    tweets ! Also, weekly media briefing has stopped. IMHO, at least posts through
    PMO website and weekly media briefing should continue.

    Conventionally, a new government is given six months’ time
    to settle down. Sick-ularists and overtly anti-BJP media is not ready to give
    Modi government the conventional ‘honey-moon’ period. That shows the
    desperation in the sick-ular camp ! I think all of us who support this
    government should continue countering media propaganda through social media.

  • HH

    these media persons will not change automatically, it is BJP which has to take real measures towards it. Otherwise this time too, after it will perform – still it will loose elections in 2019.
    BJP has to devise real strategy to make them(journalists etc) fall in nationalist side or BJP will have to face the consequences.
    Do something about it on ground;But just complaining about it here ,will not help.

  • mhndv

    You are right about the partisan role which Indian media has played so far and still being played. You are right that all these year media has played the same sycophantic role. Media is no less responsible in keeping India and its people in the rot. Media too need to be held accountable along with those political class for the miserable condition because in collusion with corrupt political bosses they have kept people misinformed and in the dark of misdeeds and improper policy orientation of their previous political masters and above all promoting the cult and culture of sycophancy. If anyone who has misused or taken disadvantage of freedom to the maximum it is Indian media. So it would not be an exaggeration to say that
    Indian media has done not only the greatest disservice to the nation but they
    pose threat to Indian democracy.

    But in the guiding light of last election result we do not need to be that pessimist also. One important take of last election is that people have not only thrown out regressive political tribes (self-styled elite intellectuals included-because at the end of the day they too are covertly in politics) but defeated media also. Yes need to remain alert and thwart their propaganda carried by misinformation, twisting and planting of falsity in reporting. Earlier it was monopoly of print media, later on visual media syndicated with them, people had no choice. But now small and medium
    publications at local level also has come in the field. Above all net media has
    become greatest game changer. Even a person located in remote area with his
    mobile can try his hand at journalistic activity. Now many uncomfortable news
    and clips of those who are dear to MSM are coming in public domain, which
    otherwise would have remained suppressed by MSM.

    Before they become threat again start exposing these established privileged class of media i.e.MSM, their lies, prejudices, linkages, connections, their motives, involvement of media houses and their bigwigs in shoddy dealings such as money laundering, land grabbing, the favours they have received from establishment etc. Remember how social media helped in demolishing one of the greatest witch hunt in the world that Indian media had undertaken against Modi by deception and fraud at the behest of Modi’s political opponent, mainly congress party.


  • koorkhen

    Interesting facts especially on what is expected of the media and what is being done.

    But when the media could not do any impact on the political result – how can you expect it to do any harm. The target market is different and the discourse not relevant.This was emphasised by PM – Modi way back in October to his party men that concentrate on your work and address the issues of people. Whether or not the
    media pays heed or whether one is given importance in the media. Do your work
    in the constituency. That paid rich dividends. Make no mistake of this reality.

    The bigger concern unfortunately not addressed is the Head Less BJP. The
    organisation which has helped in paving the way for a massive majority is
    without a head. This issue alone has to be addressed and soon enough. Who
    should it be is left to the wisdom of the party.

    Whether or not you get favour from a not so helpful media , it is important to get all the help from a well driven party. Make no mistake of that.

  • sam

    The ‘Father of the nation’ should be rebranded. It should be Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

    • R PRASAD

      There are no fathers of nation, if it is anyone, then it should be Bharata on whose name our country Bharat called. Netaji, Gandhi, Patel, Tilak all should be called India’s beloved sons.

  • Balakrishnan Hariharan

    NaMo spoke of ‘News Traders’. He is in power now. Go after the ‘News Traders’. If someone suggested shutting down the English T.V. News Channels, I support the cause. They are ‘sensation mongers’. Pure and simple. Apart from the high decibel content, very little is gained by the viewer. Time to send them packing.

    • Usha Dravid

      Yes, you are absolutely right! Enough is enough!

    • R PRASAD

      I think, it is more important to make ‘News Traders’ out of business than going after them. Going after ‘News Traders’ is a temporary fix, but we need permanant solution.

      Same goes with Black money issue also. The black money of Indians at Swiss Bank (mainly Sonia Gandhi family, Congress ministers, mafia, hawala, NGOs) is mostly withdrwan and trasferred to many unknown banks. So, Modi govt should make Indian laws and institutions so robust that even one rupee cannot cross India in illegally. Prevention is best cure.

  • raj141

    My India stocks are up more than 20% in Modi’s name. Not sure what the fuss is about achhe din. Hamare to achhe din aa gaye hai.

  • Rishan Awasthi

    MSM and their news traders can kiss my ugly AZZ! I stopped watching paid news way way back, im sure are thousands doing that everyday! Indian media has lost its credibility and people dont make their decision and views based on what Media serves on the orders of their godfathers!

    • Girish Jois

      I gave up MSM years ago :)

    • mhndv

      in stead of not watching you need to keep tight watch on the activities of miscreants, identify the morons and go after them.

  • Suresh Hirvey

    मैं बोलुंगा तो बोलोगे की बोलता है, समाचार माध्यम अनंत काल से ऐसा ही है यह बहुत कुछ मुख्यतः प्रातः व सायंकाल में पार्क व अन्य स्थलों पर ग्रुप ऑफ मीनीस्टर्स की जैसे चौपालों का मजमा जैसा ही है। किसी भी तुच्छ बात को बड़ा मुद्दा बना देना बहुत ही साधारण बात है, ऐसे में कोई साधारण व्यक्ति स्त्री या पुरुष बदनाम हो सकता है या उनकी बढाई कर आसमान पर बिठाया जा सकता है, कभी कभी करोड़ों की बात होती है. काले धन व विश्व की पर चर्चा होती है परंतु इस सबका बहुत प्रभाव नहीं पड़ता परंतु वही बातें समाचार माध्यमों से बार बार लगातार दोहराई जाए तो सरकारें गिर सकती हैं चोर देश के प्रभावि नेता बन सकते हैं। कहने का अर्थ है कुछ भी हो सकता है यहाँ तक पुरुष को बच्चा पैदा हो सकता है।

  • Jars

    hopefully there will be a turnaround time for this government that the results will be seen, the last time around before this cycle started the congress felled the bjp/nda by covert machinations with the babus, this cycle cannot stop for the media themselves are enriched by the congress scheme of hiding facts. we must pray that results like what has come out shining in gujarat are seen nation wide too, then the congress will doom itself for ever and with that this sickular media too. Actually the congress enjoyed 2004-09 because of the shining that was caused by the NDA actions, otherwise all these 10 years of theirs was national looting at cost of the people and creating the fear of terrorism for their own ends …

  • Amit

    The idiotic media in our country needs to get their backsides off their comfortable chair’s and get out of air-conditioned studio’s into the real world. What is the use to conducting stupid debates in studio’s 24X7? Go on the ground and understand the problems by talking to people who deal with them & handle them everyday.

    Take the railway hike as an example. What did the media do? They criticised the government, showed the protests from opposition 24X7 as breaking news and in general spoke about how it will harm the aam aadmi. What purpose was served? Do the people know what state the railway is in? Instead, what could the media have done?

    They could have gone to the railway official’s, speak to ordinary railway employee, talk to engineer’s, driver’s, station master’s to know how funds crunch is making their job difficult. Did they do a show on how safety is being compromised due to funds crunch? Trains in our country are running safely by luck. They should understand and report on how trains work, how the railway works to get you from point A to B safely & on time and how difficult it is to keep doing this everyday.

    It surprises me that the people in Mumbai travelling in local trains carry 20,000 rupee mobile phones but say they will be crushed if fares go from 800 to 1600 per month!

    • Amrit Hallan

      Very good points, Amit. A completely new article idea.

    • saswath

      these same people keep inflated travelling budget from railway station to their offices and willingly pay extended if required…but genuine hike in local fair irritate all…but it also true that there is no signification advancement in travelling condition of local trains and that should be addressed if hike is happening and no sane person deny that a fare hike is really need of the hour.

  • vimalbomb

    YES jOD TOD AND FOD . . . . …Nahee per Yog Hod Rod hee kaam hei . . . . this is best view ine has to have hwen u depart fromdotted road of past. . . Narendra Modi, being a nationalist, would like his country to develop on
    the basis of its strengths and abilities rather than perpetually depend
    on costly and destructive welfare schemes. His ambitious plans are
    totally antithetical to the survival of the elitist class which has
    gotten used to getting a lot with little effort. These people have
    survived on connections, on the proverbial “jod-tod” for more than six
    decades. Many such generations have survived like this and one cannot
    expect them to change suddenly. So what are they going to do? They’re
    going to make every possible effort to make the country return to the
    same old system of “you scratch my back, I scratch yours”. The
    propaganda pitch is going to attain its crescendo.

  • aghnya

    Quite a few of these prominent charlatans should be tried for fomenting communal hatred and anti national narrative and arrested ,tried for treason and put behind Bars for life or hanged. That will send out a loud n clear message that any activity in word or deed against the nations interest will be punished swift n harsh. No point in engaging with these media thugs n morons in any discussion.

  • mhndv

    – Narendra Modi’s skill development plan NETAP all set to take off.
    – On average 30KM a day of road to be made of: Gadkari.
    – Modi Sarkar to bring more medicines under price cap so that they can be made more affordable.
    – Modi sarkar for promote e-governance software in all govt departments and new software has been developed for it.
    – Modi Sarkar Effect on Swiss Banks: India’s SIT up as Swiss ready list of cash stashes.
    – New policy will track and verify MP fund spending by MP’s.
    – Govt fast-track works on N-E road network.
    – DRDO to start exporting weapons soon.
    – Food Inflation control, Modi sarkar to release rice from FCI godowns.
    – Farmers can sell their produce in open market, this will reduce brokers raj.
    – HRD minister Smriti Zubin Irani to show EXIT DOOR for non performing officials in HRD ministry.
    – Modi Sarkar New Crop Insurance policy in next 6 months.
    – Power Generation will be fast tracked by providing sufficient supply of coal to make power stations to work at maximum.
    – High Tech Sensors to track intrusion at India China Border.
    (Tired of listing…….)

    But channels like AajTak, ABP and others will remain blind on coming of ‘ACHHEDIN’, but debate on Railway fare hike and ridicule of ‘ACHHEDIN’ slogan will continue for days. Simply because their agenda has remained unchanged even after defeat. KYA YE LOGO NE ITNA KHAYA-PIYA-PAYA HOGA KI AAB TAK RIN-MUKTI NAHI HUI HE!

  • Vikram R S

    Key decisions taken by NDA. This does not get discussed in medial at all Why?

    The new
    government has taken a number of key policy decisions since assuming office in
    May 2014. The new government had indicated few tough decisions for the overall
    development of the economy. Decision on Railway fare hike is one
    of them. With 14.2% hike in passenger fare in all classes and 6.5% hike in
    freight rate, the government is expected mop up an additional amount of Rs.8000
    crore every year. The clearance of projects worth Rs.21000 crore is
    significantly positive as it shows the government’s focus on reviving the
    investment cycle which was on hold for last couple of years.

    According to
    media reports, there are around 100 projects worth Rs.7 trillion which are
    struck due to lack of regulatory clearances. We expect the new government to
    fast-track the project clearance process by consolidating multiple regulatory
    authorities into lesser number of authorities.

    decisions taken by the new government are :

    · The
    new Government has hiked diesel price by 50 paise on 31st May
    2014, continuing previous government’s price regime for the diesel to reduce
    the under-recoveries across oil companies.

    · Defence Ministry
    approved fast-track road building along the disputed border with China.

    New 50
    posts will be established in strategic position of Indo-China Border.

    billion extension to the Karwar Naval base in the southern state of Karnataka.
    The base is intended to take the load off Mumbai port, used by the navy and
    civilian ships.

    a Radar station in the Andaman and Nicobar islands in the Bay of Bengal. Radars
    and telecommunications projects within 100 km (62 miles) of the 4,000-km
    (2,500-mile) border with China will be put on an automatic approval list.

    approved a long-stalled proposal to raise the height of the Narmada dam to
    138.73 metres (455 feet), from 121.92 metres (400 feet), so more water will be
    available for drinking, irrigation and power generation.

    another significant move, the government has decided not to hike the prices of
    LPG cylinders. Also, the cap on the number of subsidized LPG cylinders will
    remain unchanged at 12 per year.

    In a
    significant development, the Modi government has decided to make X-Ray, MRI and
    CT scans free of cost for the poor at government hospitals.

    Government plans to plant 200 crore trees along the entire 1 lakh km National
    Highways network across the country to employ jobless youth. A similar scheme
    could be implemented under MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment
    Guarantee Act) along the village and district roads and state highways. That
    has the potential to employ 30 lakh youth.

    ahead with its plans of creating a “broadband highway” across the
    country, the inter-ministerial telecom commission approved a revised strategy
    for kick-starting the ambitious National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) that
    plans to provide broadband connectivity to 2.5 lakh gram panchayats through
    nearly 6 lakh km of optic fibre by March, 2017.

    The Narendra Modi government has cleared seven big-ticket
    investment projects worth Rs 21,000 crore, some of whom have been held up
    for decades.

    · The Railway fare for
    passengers and Freight rates has been hiked by 14.2% and 6.5% respectively. The
    revised passenger fares and freight rates come into effect from 25 June 2014.

    Sugar import duty is raised to 40 percent from 15 percent, as the government
    tries to revive business at domestic sugar mills that owe farmers around $1.84

    • kumaran

      I stopped watching all english news channels. i see in these blogs that you people have written the real villainness of these channels. I expect a new channel to b started only to expose these channels. they try to give a positive picture to their favourable party, guess who. none other than the so called congress who pays them cash through trucks. these people are traitors. they are wolves in the blanket of sheep. we should be really aware about the real politics atleast to some extent, otherwise these channels will put the citizens of india in total dark. these channels are the agencies of various money sources from abroad like ford foundation, lots of christian missionaries mainly from usa and europe, to create a bad picture of good governance.
      like Modi ji said, we all have to totally neglect watching english news channels right now. A time will come very soon to put an end to all these atrocious channels. They think they decide the destiny of politics and the people of india. i really pity them, they themselves do not know what is going to happen to them the next moment.

  • Alvi

    India did not get independence on 15th Aug. 1947. On the night of 14-15 while Nehru was giving bhashan in conventy Angrezi from Lal Killa mostly for air headed blonde girl friend’s ears, Shri. Mohanadas KaramChand Gandhi was observing fast in Naukhali to protect Muslims from the justified wrath of Hindu mob. Shriyut Gandhi was asking Nehru to dissolve Congress and strengthen Rashtra Seva Dal which was akin to Rashtriya Swyam Sevak Sangh, a social service and social uplifting organization. British were leaving in a hurry because the Indian army and navy had revolted and more loot and plunder was not possible. But they wanted to plant their proxies, even if they were compromised, such as Nehru and Jinah. Nehru because of Congress rank and file could not overtly sit in the lap of British or Agloes. That is why exploitative and wasteful British governance structure was kept intact by their proxies. They made sure that District Collector, Governor etc remained so that people who did not have roots and well wishes for the natives whom they rule or administer do so the way British did. This made sure that the participatory and responsible democracy never reached to the grass roots. Result is even in 1970s, a Muslim was Chief Minister (Antulay) and Governor ( Ali Yawar Jang) of Maharashtra when Governor could not speak Marathi and Chief Minister did not know any proud Marathi / Maratha history. Corruption breeds when the rulers and administrators do not have sense of belonging.

    • saswath

      aggree with all your comments except ” justified wrath of Hindu mob”..since violence also leads to more violence and it never stops. for a healthy society we must respect differences and try to adjust to a certain extent but if feel suffocated must discuss openly but not react through violence .

      • Alvi

        sometimes violence is stopped by threat of greater violence. Violence = violation of Natural Law (Dharma).

      • Alvi

        problem is some where else:

        when have you seen animals behaving like this? I don’t watch these videos, but i assume that is of the 3 Star Gen Abu Wahid in Mosul carried out in Public. This is pretty much par for the course Islamic standard that has been employed for ages. Many Indic icons like Tipu, Timur, Khilji’s and even Akbar did a lot worse. No point blaming ISIS, AQ, LeT, Taliban, Imams and Mullahs. Time to make accessory to this barbarism are those that refuse to put the blame on the doctrine that propels these stalwarts and groups to do what they do. This is a doctrine that runs on fear. Fear is the fuel that it spreads by. Cowards only embrace and support in some way a doctrine based on fear and intimidation. Need to get the capital to make these cowards fear what they do and support.

        ponder over it

      • A

        Do try and read up on the 1947 Partition and talk to the Punjabis and Bengalis who passed through the genocide in West Punjab (now Pakistan) and East Bengal (now Bangladesh).

  • Vijay

    We need a couple of true “News and Debate” channels in English to counter these bulldozers. What we currently have through these bulldozers is high decibel arguments, which they arrogantly call debates. No news is passed on to the people, but stories. We now have more “news traders” in English media than news reporters, more arguments than debates, more fictions than facts, more falsehood than truth and more dishonest people than honest. Good people have to come forward to establish a few good English channels with truth and honesty as the moto. NitiCentral can take initiative towards this, and I am sure there will be big support from the public, because people are fed up with the bulldozers.

  • Sadanand Swami

    This mob will remain unhappy as they are now fearing going to jail in black money and hawala deals. After all these elites were paid for their beer, whiskey, gin and tonic and beef by ME Shiekhs, ISI and Jehadi elements.

  • Bijay

    Media is helping Congress for preparing a lunch pad for Rahul to spring board him out of cynicism.


    Well said. All MSM electronic media such as Times Now , News X, NDTV, HT, CBN IBN, including RSTV is joking about Ache Din. very sad that anchor is propagating & helping the opponent with the word so called Achchhe Din / Bure din. Lots of jokes and ridicule are being circulated /Spoken during the discussion about Achchhe din aane wale hain’ after the price rise/train accident. I think that people of India should not mix up achchhe din with saste din/bure din.
    Achchhe din for me wud be the day with good roads,plentiful water & electricity,discipline in the society,health and security for all, right to education,and end to corruption. Achchhe din, to me does not mean freebies and subsidies. If that was the case India wud be heaven after 67 years of such promises, . Gear up for application of law & tough decisions if you want achchhe din in the true sense. After all, all good things come at a price.

  • Ramamoorthy

    Who owns the media in India?

    Information that has appeared in various sources in the following article on the ownership of Indian English media will convince anybody as to why they behave anti-national quite often!

    NDTV: A very popular TV news media is funded by Gospels of Charity in Spain Supports Communism. Recently it has developed a soft corner towards Pakistan because Pakistan President has allowed only this channel to be aired in Pakistan.
    Indian CEO Prannoy Roy is co-brother of Prakash Karat, General Secretary of the
    Communist party of India. His wife and Brinda Karat are sisters.

    IndiaToday: Which used to be the only national weekly which supported BJP is now bought by NDTV!! Since then the tone has changed drastically and turned into Hindu bashing. Mr. Karan Thaper, the rabid Modi baiter. works in this channel.

    CNN-IBN: This is 100 percent funded by Southern Baptist Church
    with its branches in all over the world with HQ in US.. The Church annually
    allocates $800 million for promotion of its channel. Its Indian head is Rajdeep
    Sardesai and his wife Sagarika Ghosh.

    Times Of India, Mid-Day, Nav-Bharth Times, Stardust, Femina, Vijay Times, Vijaya Karnataka, Times now (24- hour news channel) and many more…
    Times Group is owned by Bennet & Coleman. ‘World Christian Council’ does 80 percent of the Funding, and an Englishman and an Italian equally share balance 20 percent. The Italian Robertio Mindo is a close relative of Sonia Gandhi.

    STAR TV: It is run by an Australian, who is supported by St.Peters Pontifical Church Melbourne.

    HINDUSTAN TIMES: Owned by Birla Group, but hands have changed since
    Shobana Bhartiya took over. Presently it is working in Collaboration with Times

    THE HINDU: English daily, started over 125 years has been recently taken over by Joshua Society, Berne, Switzerland. N.Ram’s wife is a Swiss national.

    INDIAN EXPRESS: Divided into two groups. The Indian Express and new
    Indian Express (southern edition) ACTS Christian Ministries
    have major stake in the Indian Express and latter is still with the Indian

    Eeenadu: Still to date controlled by an Indian named Ramoji Rao.
    Ramoji Rao is connected with film industry and owns a huge studio in Andhra

    Andhra Jyothi: The Muslim party of Hyderabad known as MIM along with a Congress
    Minister has purchased this Telugu daily very recently.

    The Statesman: It is controlled by Communist Party of India.

    Kairali TV: It is controlled by Communist party of India (Marxist)

    Mathrubhoomi: Leaders of Muslim League and Communist leaders have
    major investment.

    Gujarat riots which took place in 2002 where Hindus were burnt alive, Rajdeep Sardesai and Bharkha Dutt working for NDTV at that time got around 5 Million Dollars from Saudi Arabia to cover only Muslim victims, which they did very faithfully… Not a single Hindu family was interviewed or shown on TV whose near and dear ones had been burnt alive in Godra, it is reported.

    Tarun Tejpal of regularly gets cheques from Arab
    countries to target BJP and Hindus only, it is reported.

    The ownership explains the control of media in India by

    • R PRASAD

      Time for India to explore domestically for oil and gas and become zero dependent on Arab countries which are anti India and anti Hindu and Pro Pakistan. modi govt should also try and encourage Indian companies to explore in African countries and replace Arab countries by Russia.

    • ding
    • Pankaj_Kumar

      True friend , If one watches NDTV one will feel Pakis are friendly innocent nation and Gujrat/Hindus are enemy of India

  • Nandini Bose

    The last paragraph by the author sums it up. Very true.

  • Arindam Banerjee

    Not at all.. The slogan ” Acchey Din” should be displayed and reminded in each and every occasion by the media.. and why not ?

    So far whatever we have heard from the new govt. are only price hikes and advocating privatisation and all in favor of business lobby and not for the common people.

    If I kill 10 million people in starvation for a long term gain from of reducing population, that won’t do long run.

    We have not heard a single specific word regarding increase of income or tax relaxations for common people, not a single speech touched the subject that how a family of a poor vegetable vendor or a labour will survive with an income of Rs.5-6 thousand /month with the increasing price of Fuel,Foods,Sugar, transportation and many more.. Then where is the ” Acchey Din ?.. Acchey din for whom ?

    Even this “Acchey Din” wala’s are up to change the Labour Law’s to give a freehand to the businessman’s and the corporate sectors to suck the blood in more comfortable environment.

    People voted for “Acchey Din” and not for Corporate Agents.. so media has the responsibility to keep the fire live.

    • ss

      You sound like a communist. If your philosophy against corproates is so good, why do you Bongs live as economic refugees in other states? Can’t find work in Kolkata?


    The best way to keep in check Foreign funded, Congress paid, Communist owned MSM media is to maximize the usage of social media read and watch platforms such as Twitter, YouTube, FaceBook, Google hangout, Blog sites in that order. Social Media is people’s direct voice, no paid news or yellow journalism. Modi govt, especially the ministers such as Prakash Javdekar should give impetus to Social Media, not MSM. Modi govt should make MSM irrelavant and reach people directly. Kick MSM where it hurts most, their bottomline and TRPs.

  • Ram Gopal

    Good one. Like the last part of this piece: “No propaganda, but real, usable information. No skewed opinion but objective, analytical observations that can be used to arrive at decisions”.

    Sadly our Indian mainstream media chaps do exactly opposite of this: Skewed opinion, indulge in bogus, meaningless debates, concentrate on worthless news (and package it as “Breaking News”). The credibility of MSM/ELM in India has been severely dented in the last decade and has hit rock bottom. And still they do not seem to learn from their mistakes.

  • Prashant S.

    It amazes me that there has not been any single authoritative news channel that has come up in English to report and analyze facts. Lok Sabha and RS TV debates infact are far more informative and insightful. The private channel news is completely warped and they have ZERO credibility.

    • Nathan

      Yes, it seems a great opportunity for a news channel dedicated to nation building. Will some entrepreneur take note? The current news channels are a great disservice to our society. Their negativity has kept us down as a nation for 60 years.

  • Narayanan M

    No worries. The worth of the media fellows is exposed. People watch tv debates for fun. It is like yet another soap opera played out every night to humor the audience.

    Modi has got a 60 month mandate and people are intelligent enough to wait for Modi government to stabilize and then deliver on its promise.

    Sick of Congress to the core. Look at the way they are fighting for the LoP post. Bunch of power mongers. BJP has to motivate itself to hand a second round of thrashing in the Vidhan Sabha elections.

    Loving the way Modi is ignoring the tv and print media on his foreign trips. These are parasites who made their life on latching on Congress for pelf. They are not worthies.

    • Pankaj_Kumar

      agree, now even housewife prefer the debates than the serial channels for reality fun show.

  • jethari

    Here is a link to a comment by Sitaram Yechury in HT today and given below is my response to it. Predictably, HT has deleted my post and is not willing to publish it. Classic example of the how the English media is still pandering to the anti Modi/anti India lobby.

    “If at all somebody has re-written Indian History, it is the communist scum like Yechury. If the arab/persian/turkish invaders are being glorified as “great rulers”, it is because of the communists. If our children are being taught that these arab/persian/turkish invaders and barbarians “reformed” Indian society, it is thanks to the communist trash. The world over, the communists have been demonizing the ethnic culture to lure the youth into their fold. They have no loyalty to any nation, their only loyalty is to the Marxist-Leninist ideology. They will gladly betray their Motherland to uphold the Marxist-Leninist philosophy. Only a party which glorifies a mass murderer like Stalin is capable of such comments and actions. Maybe Yechury and co. are worried that their role in distorting India’s history will be exposed in the ongoing exercise of reviewing old files. Hopefully, by the next election they will be reduced to ZERO in the Lok Sabha. Jai Hind!!”

  • bharati

    Agree totally English media have elitist agenda scornful appearing spiteful of the Indian polity unaware of aspirations at ground zero. Just look the way they handled election coverage -they just get stupid too -last night whole world was overcome with Malaysian airplane crisis & prime time on one English channel were discussing at length whether grey or black outfit would have made greater impact & if PMs English was good enough for BRICS- couldn’t have got more inane stuff

  • narasimman laxman

    india’s English media always known for stupidity to the core. this time whatever they shout would not be taken seriously as slowly they are losing their respect among people. and the present new incumbent government is clear of what they are doing and why they are doing, how they are doing also unlike previous indian governments which were not having indian growth and development in their interest. so nothing would happen with this media shouting happening. all these will slowly become silent relatively and realise this nonsense shouting has to stop for their better.

  • dineshsharma

    Such media needs to taught first on proper reporting. Accountability to be fixed for baseless accusation/ill information.

  • India First

    The solution is very simple. We need a right of center English and Hindi TV Channel. Just like we have Niticentral online website. I used to go to timesofIndia for news, now I rarely go there. Because they have little news (which is also biased) and have a lot of sensual meaningless content. To me TOI, It is a semi porno site.

    Kanchan Guptaji, Please save this nation from clutches of the communists and bogus seculars (I call them Hindu genociders) we NEED a NITI TV in English and Hindi.

    If you need funds let me know, I will sell my properties, my cars, my savings and even myself (if needed) to raise funds to save this nation from the biased media.

    Most of these bakwas & biased (in my opinion) channels like NDTV, Headlines Today, CNN-IBN will lose their viewership once NitiTV comes on air.

  • vamsi

    Isn’t it possible to bring in an ordinance to regulate the media. I strongly feel that the present day media is a strong hindrance to India’s development.

  • Priyank

    I think there should be complete make over of media. I planning to start with complete new type of news paper. I which there will be no news, but there will be policies of government. Pros and corns of policies which government is forming. How these policies effect people in there real life. Main idea behind this is to educate people, regarding there rights. My paper will content topics which people face daily in there real life such as how to get driving license(without broker), what are the registry policy while buy flat home etc. Its better to awake people, with the right which our constitution has provided us.