Challenging Transmission: Critical studies of media

Academic discourse and university departments are disproportionately geared towards training students to work in such a transmission-orientated environment rather than educating them as to how to engage critically with such a system. Read More …

Ethnic conflict, global capital, and framing

Is Indian foreign policy reflecting that of neo-con US, with both policy and outlook reflecting national interests and pragmatism over insights, intellectualism, and morality? Read More …

Pirates? Aarrr, our frigates will fix em! Err… what about context?

When the Indian Navy sunk a Somali “pirate” ship in the Gulf of Eden, the Indian media (including leading journalists) cheered from the sidelines. Nothing like booming guns and gun-toting soldiers to fire up the cockles of journalists. But here Read More …

A retort to the "liberals"

Tehelka has published a retort by¬† S Anand, publisher of Navayana to the online peitition by Ranjan Kamath urging users to switch off their mobile phones in protest against a few corporate billionaires who support the right-wing Narendra Modi. In Read More …

26 Nov proof: Of media truth and truthfulness

Times of India says Pakistan has conceded to Indian “proof” of the 26 Nov, 08 Mumbai attacks (link). The News, on the other hand reports Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi stating all “attempts aimed at isolating Pakistan have been Read More …

Rock, new media, and caste counter-revolution

In 2007, VH1 and Nokia had launched a competition that encouraged individuals to produce their own versions of Pentagram‘s Voice (link). A user (identified on Youtube as Varun Agarwal), in response produced a version that deploys the song to voice Read More …

Updated: What is the legality of Md. Mukkaram's shooting?

Okay we know Mohammed Mukkaram was reckless (as is expected of most normal youngsters his age) and he paid with his life for his mis-adventure. The media has faithfully reported this, but has failed to inform us about the legality Read More …