Statement condemning the attack on Advocate Sudha Bhardwaj

​​We the undersigned wish to place on record our utter disgust, contempt and outrage at the latest in the series of machinations by Republic TV, working to its brief as a propagandist for the ongoing crusade against all those who take public stands in defence of democracy, secularism, human rights, Constitutional propriety and rule of … More Statement condemning the attack on Advocate Sudha Bhardwaj

Jignesh Mevani, The Meltdown of Modi-Men and Dadhichi’s Bones

[ This post is based on updates posted by me on my Facebook wall ] A great kerfuffle has ensued ever since the recently elected independent MLA from Vadgam, Gujarat and Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch activist Jignesh Mevani gave an interview in which he had some choice things to say about the Prime Minister and … More Jignesh Mevani, The Meltdown of Modi-Men and Dadhichi’s Bones

Boycott Republic TV – the hounding of S. P. Udayakumar

Is it not time for this channel that sets new lows with each programme, to be totally boycotted by all right-thinking people? Don’t watch Republic TV, don’t participate in its programmes. Dr SP Udayakumar’s complaint to the Press Council of India follows. He is Coordinator, People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) and Pachai Tamizhagam Katchi … More Boycott Republic TV – the hounding of S. P. Udayakumar

The Anti-Democratic ‘Republic’: Bobby Kunhu

Guest post by BOBBY KUNHU English language television news in India nowadays is nothing more than exaggerated visual editorials. They pick two or three stories, sensationalize them, run them in a loop through the day, alongside panel discussions where the editorial ideology of the channel is forced down the throat of the panelists and the … More The Anti-Democratic ‘Republic’: Bobby Kunhu

In the Name of the ‘Nation’: Vidya K. Subramanian and C. J. Kuncheria

This is a guest post by VIDYA K S and C J KUNCHERIA “Don’t you dare speak over me when I am speaking of Lance Naik Hanumanthapa! We’re proud of him and we’re ashamed of you!,” screamed Arnab Goswami at Umar Khalid, the JNU student at the centre of unfolding events at the university. Hundreds … More In the Name of the ‘Nation’: Vidya K. Subramanian and C. J. Kuncheria

A Solicitous Enquiry after the Mental Health of Arnab Goswami

Arnab, I am wondering if all has been going well with you. I saw your show on television the other night and you were shouting at a young man who has now been accused of sedition because of a meeting he attended on his college campus. In this show you shouted this young man down, … More A Solicitous Enquiry after the Mental Health of Arnab Goswami

Media and the Death of Democracy: Nissim Mannathukkaren

Guest Post by NISSIM MANNATHUKKAREN We live in a world where there is more and more information, and less and less meaning—Jean Baudrillard Recently, there has been an outpouring of scathing critique against Arnab Goswami and his television programme, The Newshour in some sections of the English-language Press. One magazine cover story called him, “The … More Media and the Death of Democracy: Nissim Mannathukkaren