Telescope

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.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi outside the Parliament

A new era in TV: Rahul Gandhi a rising star and Arnab Goswami critiquing BJP

'Chowkidar’ PM ignores media and Rahul Gandhi likes media but dislikes any other subject than Rafale.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the silver jubilee celebration of National Human Right Commission, in New Delhi,

Narendra Modi blew hot at election rallies, but was Mr Cool in his interview

His interviews offer a sharp contrast to his campaign speeches, and must be seen together to get a measure of Narendra Modi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Congress president Rahul Gandhi

This top-rated media pairing has beaten Priyanka-Nick and Deepika-Ranveer

The leaders of the two national parties would be lost, nay bereft, without each other.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Arun Jaitley is right, voters and TV viewers are suffering from fatigue

Viewers suffer many types of fatigue, especially, during election result coverage.

On Camera

Congress headquarters

One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.