The Emergency, imposed 42 years ago this month, holds lessons for the Indian media.
A free press guarantees the critical space where people respond to the government’s declarations and methods, and voice their criticism and dissent. To governmentalise the press through coercion would mean dissolving that space.
The documentary on the student’s suicide was denied a ‘certificate of exemption’ by the information and broadcasting ministry.
It is heartening to see that the media is standing up this time, sixteen years ago, most journalists and owners kept quiet
Instead of casting humans as a hapless race, ‘Wonder Woman’ brings out the conflict about humans – mankind is inherently corrupted but is also capable of love.
As sensationalism and the flow of ‘breaking news’ grips the TV news industry, we need to educate ourselves to distinguish the serious from the trivial.
“No medium is ever “finished.” It is only an artist who can be finished.”
In the light of the CBI’s raid on NDTV, the veteran editor says official attempts to muzzle the press can only be fought off if journalists stick together.
VTV News was threatened and had snakes let out at its office after it ran a story accusing Kushal Tradelink of artificially jacking up its stock prices.
The editors stood by the journalist, who also stood up staunchly and refused to reveal sources for the news, protecting freedom of expression.
The building blocks of modernity are under attack. Uncertainty, doubt, capacity for abstraction, wonder, utopia, irony – we are temporarily retreating from these tendencies that have historically driven the humanities.
Traditional weddings in Bundelkhand have changed drastically – here’s a list a of five of the biggest changes.
Until recently, parai was an instrument almost always played during funeral processions – and always performed only by Dalits.
The centerpiece of Germany’s biggest art fair, documenta 14, the Parthenon stands in central Kassel right where Nazis once burned banned books.
The network, which has its headquarters in Qatar, says all its entities remain operational as of now.
If editors from the Times of India and other newspapers have the ability to push for personnel changes with government ministers, do these ministers, in turn, have the ability to influence the editorial line in these newspapers?
Senior journalists and other eminent citizens have unequivocally viewed the targeting of NDTV as Modi government’s attack against critical media.
In this special episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua’s acceptance speech after being awarded the RedInk award for lifetime achievement in journalism.
At the awards, organised by the Mumbai Press Club, the investigative feature by Nithyanand Rao and Virat Markandeya won in the ‘Science & Innovation’ category.
LGBT rights are a work in progress in Vietnam. But artists are in the vanguard of the movement, pushing for public acceptance.
“Aaj main suspend ho jaunga, par tujhe joota zarur marunga (Even if I get suspended today, I’ll make sure I beat you up),” a police officer allegedly told one of the journalists.
A virtual reality film follows the boys as they overcome their marginalised backgrounds, various other hurdles and inch closer to their dream.
We all had richly imagined ‘space’ phases as children – but only through Western toys, films and the chronology of NASA’s success, and the occasional book from the Soviet Union.
The government is seeking to muzzle media that is critical of the regime.
The last few practitioners of Chador Badoni, a form of puppetry, and Jadu Patiya, a form of painting and story telling, say their art forms may soon be lost to modern times unless there is a serious attempt to revive them.
Discounting loans, one of the primary grievances the CBI and stockbroker Sanjay Dutt have raised, by itself isn’t criminal or fraudulent. How do the allegations stack up?
This week looks at why we’re so good at resisting facts that don’t fit our worldview and what that says about how we understand the media’s role in society.
Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel prize for Literature but only delivered his Nobel lecture on June 5, 2017.
The show began with a moment of silence for the victims and saw performances from big pop acts on both sides of the Atlantic, headlined by Ariana Grande.
Mahesh Shantaram’s photographs are a reaction to the injustices that people from Africa who live in India have to deal with every day.
Toy-makers in Kondapalli village of Andhra Pradesh have been making wooden toys for generations, but now fear that their signature craft may not survive beyond the decade.
Anjali Nerlekar’s ‘Bombay Modern: Arun Kolatkar and Bilingual Literary Culture’ is rich with depictions of the Bombay literary scene of the post-1960s period.
In its latest season, ‘House of Cards’ fails to compete with the outrage-inducing politics of the real world, but manages to conclude on an interesting note.
The veteran journalist has been recognised for his immense contribution to journalism.
The CBFC had refused to grant the film a U/UA certificate and cancelled its scheduled telecast, terming the content controversial and unsuitable for children.
The fact that the university’s mess remained closed in the afternoon during Ramzan was the truth, but that this was done to force non-Muslims to fast was post-truth.
Goan artist Subodh Kerkar is trying to highlight Gandhi’s contemporary relevance through art, including an app that can create a 3D image of Gandhi on your phone.
Baywatch has a paper-thin plot, which has been unnecessarily padded to pass off as something substantial.
Photographer Omar Sobhani, who has covered many bombings in Kabul, gives an account of the attack that took place on Wednesday.
Terrorist attacks are more than ‘breaking news,’ but the media aren’t taking a comprehensive approach to exploring the underlying issues.