From Koodankulam, an open letter to the Indian media

Press release issued by the PEOPLE’S MOVEMENT AGAINST NUCLEAR ENERGY (PMANE), based in Idinthakarai in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. Dear friends, Greetings! Please allow us to bring the following to your kind attention in the larger interests of our country, people and most importantly, our democracy and freedom. As the Fourth Pillar of our … More From Koodankulam, an open letter to the Indian media

Chit-funded media

With the Sarandha chit fun scam in West Bengal, a side-effect has been the going bust of its media investments. Seema Guha, Delhi bureau chief of the recently shut down Bengal Post writes in The Hoot: The executive editor Ranabir Roychowdhury and several of the core journalist team were known to us, but none of … More Chit-funded media

Ashis Nandy, Media and the Work of Acceleration: Anirban Gupta Nigam

Guest post by ANIRBAN GUPTA NIGAM The hornet’s nest stirred by Ashis Nandy’s comments at the Jaipur Literature Festival might – hopefully – be dying down, but certain questions raised by the occurrences on the 26th probably require a little reflection on everyone’s part. In the corporate and social media blitz, a lot of the details have … More Ashis Nandy, Media and the Work of Acceleration: Anirban Gupta Nigam

How not to think about violence against women: Noopur Tiwari

Guest post by NOOPUR TIWARI I woke up in Paris last weekend to the news of the Delhi protests. I felt relieved. People are not just watching or suffering quietly anymore, I thought to myself. I wanted to be there too, out in the streets of Delhi. For all those times I had to suffer … More How not to think about violence against women: Noopur Tiwari

Why is the Indian media building a case for internet censorship rather than against it?

Hundreds of webpages now stand blocked in India, the government has openly been appealing to internet companies to pre- or post-screen content and remove what the government wants it to remove. One Google Transparency Report after another has been revealing how the number one target of the government is criticism of politicians and government. Just … More Why is the Indian media building a case for internet censorship rather than against it?

An Unrecorded Festival – Pictures from Parliament Street: Siddhi Bhandari

April 14 was Ambedkar’s birth anniversary. There is no single pan-India political icon, certainly not Gandhi, whose birth and death anniversaries are celebrated as public festivals, by the public, in the way the Ambedkar’s is. Some newspapers on 15 April typically had photos of the top leaders of the country paying homage to Ambedkar but … More An Unrecorded Festival – Pictures from Parliament Street: Siddhi Bhandari