News TV – Caught Between an Anna and a Hard Place: Abhishek Upadhyay

Guest post by ABHISHEK UPADHYAY Anna Hazare has returned with his protests and fasting. Should the media, particularly news TV, be more circumspect this time? Is it time for the media to learn from the Ramlila Maidan experience in August, or should news channels stick to their earlier editorial line of broadcasting the Anna movement … More News TV – Caught Between an Anna and a Hard Place: Abhishek Upadhyay

The Absurd Tyranny of iSibal: Vrinda Gopinath

Guest post by VRINDA GOPINATH Well, Information and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal’s prickly suggestion to pre-screen content on social networks like Google, Facebook and Twitter, has invited such derision from the internet world that it has given him a tag to his name – Idiot Sibal. For iSibal, it’s not his status on Facebook that should bother … More The Absurd Tyranny of iSibal: Vrinda Gopinath