Gates Foundation, PR, and spin in South Asia

More on “Creative Capitalism”. PR Newswire has a release that USAID will be working with the Gates Foundation to help more than “six million farmers achieve significant cereal yield increases over the next ten years” (link). Readers might be interested Read More …

Google, Youtube, and community "policing" in India

“The good thing about Youtube is that we have always had a very very active user community that has policed the site from the beginning… so if you go on Youtube you will hardly find… you know you will not Read More …

PS3: Corporate propaganda and spin

The corporate marketing and propaganda machinery morphs itself easily to stay on top of our minds and this is not achieved merely through relentless advertising. In the field of gaming, which is a highly competitive industry, if you connect your Read More …

Pakistan lobbying and spin on US public and policy opinion

The media coverage of Mark Penn dropping the PPP account last year hides more than it informs, in particular how public opinion is shaped and the weaknesses of Indian media’s foreign news coverage. Late December 2008, Times of India, The Read More …

Halan's damning mail on Vinod Mehta's outfit

According to an internal memo posted on the media watchdog site The Hoot, Monika Halan, the editor of Outlook Money has quit over what she called “conflict of interest between edit and management”: But there is an increasing conflict of Read More …

India-US. Of trade embraces, lobbying, and spin

In his last press conference, George W Bush, outgoing President of the USA arguing against the suggestion that the country’s moral standing in the world had been dented cited India and said: “go to India, and ask about, you know, Read More …

D'Press 16 Jan 2009

“Narendra Modi becomes India Inc poster boy”, Economic Times, Link Today’s cartoon is about leading corporate billionaires Anil Ambani and Bharti Mittal signalling their thumbs up for Narendra Modi as PM of India. Modi, as widely believed, is accused of Read More …

D'Press 09 Jan 2009

Related: “One small question about scam Satyam”, Kafila.org, Link Also see: The Fortune Tellers: Inside Wall Street’s Game of Money, Media and Manipulation, book by Howard Kurtz, Link The Markets and the Media: Business News and Stock Market Movements, Thomas Read More …

Wonderful web worlds of child prodigies

here. Lavinashree’s website states: It is their cherised (sic) desire that she always strives to rise to the challenges ahead and emerge as a silver lining on the grey cloud winning adulation and accolades aplenty. (link, accessed 30 Dec 2008) Read More …