A journalist's account of Mumbai attacks

Meena Menon, writing in Himal offers the following admission about the media and the 26 Nov Mumbai attacks: Throughout the dazed days of late November, journalists by and large remained clueless, even with the sporadic briefings during which TV crews, Read More …

Terror, media, and technology fetishism

The 26 November terror attacks on/in Mumbai have triggered a fascination with technology. An earlier post (link) examined how the print news media and the security technology industry came together to promote products and services. And security products and services Read More …

Cashing in on terrorism

Times Of India, Delhi edition 23 Dec, brought out a full page titled “Staying Safe: Security Solutions” with the tagline “A Consumer Connect Initiative”, whatever that may mean. Two articles, one headlined “Thwarting terror networks” and the other “Schools step Read More …