Government schools are back in vogue, courtesy HT

“At least 50,000 children studying in smaller private schools have been moved to government schools by their parents this year, according to Delhi Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely.” — in Hindustan Times, New Delhi, P1. This surely goes against the Read More …

Stop poking fun at Natasha Parachar

Miss Pakistan World is a talking head on CNN as she condones the attacks on Mumbai (inadvertantly)… oops, that’s the price TV pays for having beautiful faces on television. As Pakistanis we have to stand up and condone what has Read More …

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.

Harold Pinter is dead… long live his words

For those who would like to appropriate Pinter, a reminder of his words in the last days of his life… and his usage of the Nobel platform to launch a scathing attack on unilateralism, naked power, and national interests. Using Read More …

D'Press 26 Dec 2008

D’Press is evolving as I experiment with various styles and formats. New lettering and approach to script (of course, I may think I am a genius while you may politely disagree). For your comments and feedback. Please feel free to Read More …

Advertising, newspapers, and ethics

This advert for Sunny hair care products (Hindustan Times, Del, 25 Dec 2008, p2), though explicitly not stating that it regrows hair nonetheless presents two pictures — before and after. The copy does say “Keep alive your hopes of healthy Read More …