How Indian media can become better

The New York Times quotes Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers of American democracy as having said that “he would rather have newspapers without government than government without newspapers.” If such is the exalted status which a founder of the world’s oldest democracy gave to the media, it is perhaps important for the mediaContinue reading “How Indian media can become better”

Govt. Preparing to influence media perception??

While doing some work-related research, I found an interesting sub-heading under the Ministry of Home Affairs’ Action Plan document for October, 09 – March, 10.  Page 44 of this document (Under the sub-heading Naxal Management Division) mentions a heading called the “Media / Perception Management Plan“.  The activities planned under it pertain mainly to inaneContinue reading “Govt. Preparing to influence media perception??”

Idiot Box: Not just idiocy

In this post I wish to cover two recent stories brought forward by the media: (1) the Ruchika molestation and suicide case, (2) the N.D. Tiwari expose. Ruchika was a teenager when she was allegedly molested by a police officer who’s also (or has been) the DGP of the state.  Among other forms of harassment,Continue reading “Idiot Box: Not just idiocy”

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