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Nimki Mukhiya

Colours of Holi and Arnab’s histrionics: Hindi TV serials have it all but you miss Nimki

It is increasingly clear to soap opera addicts that Arnab Goswami & Co. have acquired their talent for ugly histrionics on TV news from Hindi serials.
File photo of Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Parliament | PTI

On channels like Zee News & Republic, Rahul Gandhi is already on trial this poll season

For most TV news channels, the Lok Sabha elections are already over, lost and won,more than two months before the actual results.
Representational image | Commons

News channels in India revived their romance with ‘sources’ this week for all things Balakot

Since Pulwama and Balakot, mirch masala TV channels have been doing everything they can to satisfy viewers’ appetites.
File photo of Mirage 2000 fighter jet | Manvender Vashist/PTI

Itching for an India-Pak war, TV news channels decided a simulated one is as good as any

Desperate for any visuals other than that of Modi's, TV news channels went ballistic while animating what an India-Pakistan war will look like.
Protestors raise slogans during a demonstration against the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu

When news channels brought pre-World Cup India-Pakistan battle home after Pulwama

Ravish Kumar’s call for restraint was akin to a call to practice journalism — an alien concept in the genetic structure of TV news.
Rafale deal

The day Rahul and Rafale came down on PM Modi, CAG report or not

As soon as the CAG report on Rafale deal was tabled in Parliament, TV channels jostled to get ‘exclusive’ rights.
File photo of Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra | PTI

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Mamata Banerjee: The two powerful women who held TV news hostage

A spectacle was unfolding with Priyanka Gandhi-Robert Vadra in Delhi, while another one in West Bengal had peaked and ended.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

Yogi’s dips, mandir plan and cows: Indian TV this week was all about the holy matters

With BJP’s careful media management, TV channels don’t go looking for trouble unless they have to.
File photo of Priyanka Gandhi | Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

When TV channels talked about Priyanka, not Chopra but Gandhi

News channels pecked at Priyanka Gandhi’s appointment as general secretary, East UP for the Congress.
Karan Johar

Titillation, titillation, titillation — what Karan Johar’s Koffee with Karan is all about

Koffee with Karan does not need celebrities, just loose talk on sex and dating.

On Camera

Bank notes | Getty Images

Electoral bonds are a constitutional hazard but transparency alone isn’t the solution

Supreme Court’s role in setting a reform agenda for political funding has to be limited and not extend to managing how parties function.
CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.