Wahajat Khan on Advani's contradictory logic

Wahajat Khan of Dawn Pakistan interviews L. K. Advani and raises the issue of Gujarat killings 2002. Advani offers New Delhi 1984. He is able to hold the moral equivalance for a while till he unwittingly falls into the trap 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 …

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 …

CNN-IBN's big idea for 2009: Prime time terror, good Muslims, gays, internet

CNN–IBN broadcast a 10 minute program “Ideas 2009: What will shape our world this year”. Filled with graphics and montage sequences, the segment presented five big ideas that will shape 2009 — Prime Time Terror; Technology; the Liberal Muslim who 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 …

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 …