OMG: Nobel for a JNU Alumnus!

Posted by - November 12, 2019

Tushar Charan Most Indians, including perhaps the ‘Modibhakts and ‘Deshbhakts’, have rejoiced the Nobel Prize for economics to Abhijit Banerjee along with his France-born wife Esther Duflo and Michael Cremer. But among the many congratulatory messages sent to him two deserve to be mentioned in particular because in their own way they are a comment

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Friendly Media, Yet India Slipping in Freedom Index

Posted by - June 25, 2018

Atul Cowshish Even in the years just after Independence, the media in India was never such an ardent supporter of the ruling party and its leader as it is now. A handful of exceptions do not prove the rule. Criticism is rare and, in any case, it is more than ‘balanced’ with undiluted praise for

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Meeting the unmet need – The World Population Day

Posted by - August 1, 2017

There are some 7.5 billion people in the world. By 2050, the world population is likely to become nine billion. India, the second most populous country, has some 1.3 billion people and is expected to take the top position by overtaking China by 2050. Amidst increasing numbers, concerns over feeding the population and sustaining the

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Are Indians racists? Listen to Tarun Vijay

Posted by - April 29, 2017

By: Atul Cowshish Tarun Vijay, a former Member of Parliament, is a familiar face of his party, Bharatiya Janata Party, on television. Like all the others of his party who appear on the small screen to defend their party with pugnaciousness, he must have his ‘last word’, which most anchors so obligingly offer, on any

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War within Indian Media over Pakistan is futile

Posted by - October 12, 2016

By~ ALLABAKSH It is no secret that soon after Pakistani terrorists had attacked the Uri army camp war cries broke out in the Indian media backed by a full phalanx of leadership of the ruling party. While the electronic media may have taken the lead, the print media was not very far behind in supporting

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Dog Bites Dog!

Posted by - September 4, 2016

By Tushar Charan To illustrate what constitutes ‘news’ students of journalism are told that dog bites man is no news but man biting dog is—because it is rather unusual. But nothing is said about the more common dog bites (barks, to be more precise). And when this phenomenon concerns the men and women in the

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Time World punishes Pakistan for its Terrorist Enterprise

Posted by - September 2, 2016

 By Malladi Rama Rao. When veteran diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad appeared before a joint meeting of US Congressional panels on Terrorism, Non-Proliferation, Trade and Asia and the Pacific issues on July 12 afternoon and exposed Pakistan’s perfidious games of terrorism, he did not disclose anything new, much less earth shattering. Many commentators, notably scholars like Christine

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