D'Press 16 Jan 2009By Kishore Budha • Jan 16th, 2009 • Category: Commercialisation, Corporate Communications, Political Communications
“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 having looked the other way when a systematic pogrom was unleashed against Muslims, consuming 2000 people in key cities of Gujarat. Critics have compared the situation with the capitalism’s role in the growth of Nazi Germany. Here the cartoon plays on the symbolism of capitalism (in a commodity box), Auschwitz, and Gujarat.
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Kishore Budha is one of the co-founders of Subaltern Media and the founder-editor of the peer-reviewed Open Access journal Wide Screen. He holds a PhD in media and communications studies from the University of Leeds, UK and has professional experience in print journalism, internet news, and public relations industries. His interests include Critical Theories of Media and Communication, Semiotics, Transnational Communication, Film industry & production, Film theory, Film and history, Communications Policy, Visual Culture, Communication Technologies, Web media and Communication
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