While Narendra Modi has frozen out the free press and not held a single press conference during his time as prime minister, journalists seen to be on his side have been adequately rewarded.
Vinod Dua discusses how Modi and the BJP took potshots at outgoing Vice President Hamid Ansari, and where you can find over 65 lakh books for free.
Barely a week after the death of Yash Pal, who worked hard to dispel superstitions and debunk pseudoscience, an article in a business daily advises readers against eating during eclipses.
Vinod Dua discusses the plight of the farmers in India, questions what the Modi government has done for Indian soldiers and discusses the BJP’s flip-flop over beef.
Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das is likely to start a radio address on the lines of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Mann ki Baat – an idea which is expected to be emulated by other states as well.
In the fifty-first episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses the violence between the Dalit and Thakur communities in Saharanpur and the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act.
While the prime minister’s World Health Day speech was timely and important, it missed the points on the roots of depression that were addressed by UN special rapporteur Dainius Pūras.
As many as 62% of children in India attended a government primary school in 2014, compared to 72.6% in 2007-08–indicating a surging preference for private schools.
“My India lives in Imran Khan,’’ Modi declared in Wembley to an adoring crowd. If only he could have added: “And it dies with Mohammed Akhlaq.”
Modi’s media strategy is a complex one that is best summarised as ‘engaging with the media on his own terms’ in order to set the ‘national’ agenda.