Child prodigies and television news scripts… aaaw! Guest post at Kafila.org

My guest post at Kafila.org, “Child prodigies and television news scripts… aaaw!”. The essay critically analyses the script of NDTV‘s news report on Lavinashree and what possible meanings it might offer. Read it in Kafila.org here.

Others focus on terror; Hindu plays up BSP sop for forward caste poor

While the Indian Express, Times of India, and Hindustan Times largely focused on aftermath of the 26 November Mumbai terrorism incident, The Hindu had a rather interesting front page story about Mayawati promising “reservation for the economically weaker sections among Read More …

Khairlanji Vs Azamgarh, who's in the news

The Khairlanji verdict was passed after the Sep 13, 2008 Delhi blasts. As a result, Azamgarh, linked with the blasts, was in the media spotlight. Separate Google news search for the keywords Khairlanji and Azamgargh (archive: going all the way Read More …

Chengara and the media blackout

Chengara is a little known place in Kerala that symbolises the perverse logic of “reforms” in India. So while the west celebrates India’s ascendancy and the Indian middle class fawns over its arrival on the global stage, the manner in which “reforms” are being delivered demands moral accountability from citizen benefiting from the reforms. Read More …