Terror emails: Medium, message, or messenger?

Irony is usually lost on the peculiar breed called journalists. As terrorists strike again in India, the tactic favoured by the perpetrators — notifying media houses in advance via emails — gains peculiar attention. In a pattern noted earlier on Read More …

The future of Indian TV via "bitch slaps"

In this day of anti-intellectualism, you could rightly argue that a discussion amongst that bastard tribe called intuhlekchuals requires a frantic thumbing through an encyclopaedia each time they open their mouths. The new orthodoxy argues that popular culture, exemplified in Read More …

The doomsday machine and media effects

Media effects, panic, and scaremongering raised its head once again in Indian media as the media and communications industry attempts to cope with the explosive growth in liberalised conditions. A girl in Bhopal, India, has been reported to have panicked Read More …

Technology, terrorism, media panic

Shalini Singh of the Times of India reports on wireless networks (“WiFi networks under attack from wardrivers”, Times of India, Online, 1 Sep 2008, 0033 hrs IST, URL), which subtly illuminates media imagination of web and technology against the backdrop Read More …