Rahul Gandhi’s “rent a cause” padayatras have been a tragic-comic saga of desperate photo-ops that have all fallent flat.
Social Media versus Mainstream Media – Sudhirkumar on why listening to Online Sentiment is important
It would be if senior ministers in the GoI choose a variety of such platforms – English, Hindi, Vernacular (TV and print), Online publications, Social Media – to put forth the agenda and counter the misinformation.
Sudhir Kumar on how Regional Media scores over Delhi Media in taking up real issues like MUDRA Bank.
The golden troika of N. Ram, Shekhar Gupta and Rajdeep Sardesai have missed another golden opportunity to introspect and adopt course-correction. Instead we are treated to the mind blowing analysis of how Sunny Deol’s movies have created stereotypes in the country!
What is stopping the Celebrity Media Personalities from elevating the standard of the discourse. Their viewers/readers deserve better argues Sudhirkumar.
Whether the Pakistan Boat that went down last month was involved in Terror or not, the Indian Media seems intent on terrorizing the Coast Guard with hyped up controversies.
The Delhi “attacks” goof up is particularly embarrassing because someone as high as the Home Minister himself contradicted the police version – the police were telling us that these are mere thefts, whilst the Home Minister went ahead and condemned the “vandalism”.
Leave scientific achievements in the distant past – “our discourse does not even discuss the pride of our achievements in the recent past”! So, does this all mean that we bask in our past glory, only fight it out on what we invented/discovered/pioneered, and not care about what the future is ?
What is with this Indian Media tendency to look for moral equivalences back home before they can condemn barbarity overseas as has manifested in Paris?
on January 2, national media was abuzz with KCR praising the Nizam as a “glorious king”. However, this is not the first time KCR has praised the Nizam this way.
Of late, Mamata Banerjee and the West Bengal Government have been in the news for various reasons. Primary amongst these are the various and violent acts of TMC cadre against BJP cadre; growing terrorist activities in the State (that prompted a visit by the NSA himself); high profile arrests (MPs belonging to TMC) in the Saradha Chit Fund scam. Pretty serious charges all of these are – some might say.
After the 2014 elections, Asaduddin Owaisi congratulated Prime Minister Modi for busting the “myth of the Muslim vote bank”. Hidden in his congratulatory message to the PM (and in his latest Press meets), is the fear that he is losing his grip on the vote-bank!
Congress seems to think it owns Brand Nehru, but the first Prime Minister of India belongs to all of us.
Cyclone Hudhud is probably one of the worst to hit the country. Indian Navy instruments had recorded the speed of the wind when it hit the coast at a whopping 250 kmph. I had the chance to visit Visakhapatnam and Vijayanagaram over the weekend. Though I have been reading about the unprecedented devastation in the newspapers and seeing it in the news, the magnitude was evident only when I saw it with my own eyes.
The UPA has given sections of media this false sense of entitlement. And these sections of the media have basked in this glory so much that they are finding it difficult to get back to reality.
People wanted this Government to decentralise the operations of the State Government across the State. This is also what the Sivaramakrishnan committee broadly recommended.
People were told that there is no need to submit proofs. That there was no need to even show proof to the enumerator. A holiday was declared. All those who intended to get benefited from the scheme were asked to be home that day. If you lived elsewhere, you needed to come back home.