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 …

PS3: Corporate propaganda and spin

The corporate marketing and propaganda machinery morphs itself easily to stay on top of our minds and this is not achieved merely through relentless advertising. In the field of gaming, which is a highly competitive industry, if you connect your Read More …

Pakistan lobbying and spin on US public and policy opinion

The media coverage of Mark Penn dropping the PPP account last year hides more than it informs, in particular how public opinion is shaped and the weaknesses of Indian media’s foreign news coverage. Late December 2008, Times of India, The Read More …

Journalist handcuffed: Rights violation?

A Karnataka journalist, B. V. Seetaram, has been arrested in a defamation case, while he claims being targeted for his newspaper Karavali Ale‘s anti-Sangh coverage (see The Hindu report here). Another The Hindu report stated that he was presented in Read More …

Updated: Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2008 resources

A regularly updated resource on the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2008. From a collection of media, academic, and blog sources.

Others focus on terror; Hindu plays up BSP sop for forward caste poor

While the Indian Express, Times of India, and Hindustan Times largely focused on aftermath of the 26 November Mumbai terrorism incident, The Hindu had a rather interesting front page story about Mayawati promising “reservation for the economically weaker sections among Read More …

NIA, UAPA Acts: media editorials

On 18 Dec 2008, the Indian parliament passed the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and constitution of a new federal agency, National Investigating Agency. Both the acts were cleared by the parliament with little public debate. Did the incessant media coverage Read More …