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The ‘apolitical’ interview between PM Modi & Akshay Kumar was more than just about mangoes

Anyone who believes there can be an ‘apolitical’ interview with the PM right in the middle of Lok Sabha elections knows nothing about Modi.

This election, not just politicians, foul-mouthed TV news anchors must be reined in too

Freedom of expression is sacred but the nightly abuse in TV studios is just crass.

Nation saw Arnab Goswami apologise & Modi skip interview with faithful DD News this week

Why Modi needs such TV exposure when this week’s opinion polls on Times Now, NewsX and Tiranga TV give him a comfortable win in elections, only he can tell.

Narendra Modi didn’t need NaMo TV or biopics in 2014, he needs both now

Modi’s media messaging now centres on fear rather than NDA’s achievements, indicating need for an overarching narrative to whip up emotions.

‘India declares war on space’ & other absurd things TV anchors said after Modi’s A-SAT speech

Why was the missile tested now? Why did PM Modi have to make the announcement? Modi neither said nor did the TV news channels ask.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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