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VARIETY

 |  7-minute read
Social Media, Indian media, Fake news, Google news initiative

Why Google is the armchair journalist's 'beat'

Google India will train select Indian journalists to guard against 'fake news'. But the problem is larger than the solution, and the search engine is also a part of it.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Trp, Bollywood, Indian media, Sridevi death

Who is responsible for 'news ki maut'?

While simply echoing the 'public sentiment' is not journalism, viewers are equally culpable.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |  8-minute read
Indian media, Dalit, Maharashtra, Bhima Koregaon

Bhima Koregaon violence: Why Indian media can't see caste

The hashtags and the headlines in most of the TV and print media betray a deep antipathy towards Dalit self-respect and self-assertion.

POLITICS

 |  9-minute read
Hindu fundamentalism, Indian media, Women journalists, Gauri Lankesh

Gauri Lankesh's murder left me cold: A new evil challenges Indian Constitution today

No one knows who killed her, or who were behind the plan. Yet it is clear there was a conspiracy.

VOICES

 |  4-minute read
Indian media, Women journalists, Gauri Lankesh

Gauri Lankesh's murder marks the end of an era of Indian journalism

Assaults have almost become a part of the job, but murder is a new and more worrying trend.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Indian media, Hindutva, Gauri Lankesh

My spineless country murdered Gauri Lankesh in cold blood

She gave her life for a country and a society that did not deserve her.

VOICES

 |  3-minute read
Indian media, Journalists, Gauri Lankesh

I am Gauri Lankesh. There, I said it

Hers is a story well suited for salutations and praise on the social media, but who among us would dare to emulate her?

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Indian media, RSS, CPM, Kerala

In Kerala, media lies are helping RSS spread propaganda

Every murder of an RSS/BJP worker gets amplified in the news while the CPM casualties are conveniently played down or plainly ignored.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Indian media, Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Death penalty

Death penalty debate: Media should promote reformatory justice over retributive justice

UPA vice-president candidate Gopalakrishna Gandhi was almost vilified by some sections of the media for advocating abolition of capital punishment.

VOICES

 |  8-minute read
Indian media, Amarnath Terror Attack, Kashmir crisis

A journalist's account of why Kashmir is a paradise in peril

The media is relentless in their pursuit of exclusives, and Kashmir is always a good harvest.