Aiyar on perils of inclusive loans

This site has previously examined the various edit pieces which appeared in the Indian newspapers on the global financial meltdown originating in the US. Swaminathan Anklesaria Aiyar in his column Swaminomics in the Times of India today writes about ‘the Read More …

Vinod Mehta on news as commodity

From Delhi Diary in Outlook magazine: At the annual Indian Magazine Congress in Mumbai, I returned to my favourite subject: editorial content. I paid tribute to India Today’s boss, Aroon Purie, for being the first proprietor to invest in hiring Read More …

Give us this day our dumbed down foreign news III. News, newspaper design and layout gone mad

News, newspaper design and layout, foreign news gone mad. What does that headline, graphic, and report illuminate us about? Could somebody from Hindustan Times justify this please? Just in case, other newspapers are not immune from this! Read more about 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 …

Popularising science: Something to cheer

Rejuvenation of science reporting anyone?!! The Rs 35,000 crore Large Hadron Particle collider experiment had an unintended side effect. Setting aside the media’s nationalistic playing up of Indian scientists’ participation, it sure has put science on the national media agenda Read More …

Give us this day our dumbed down foreign news II

AUS president who gives a European head of state a shoulder massage. A former Pakistani PM who unsuccessfully tries his charm on a US secretary of state. And most recently, a Pakistani president who flirted brazenly with a US veep Read More …