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Why Smriti Irani’s Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi rerun feels like a live show today

From the Virani parivar to the Sangh parivar, there’s not much of a distance to travel, as Smriti Irani’s real-life journey has shown us.

Why is Indian TV news focused on Ukraine 24X7? Even BBC & CNN take a break

You will witness non-stop action — bombs going off, buildings exploding, Russian convoys, tanks entering not only Ukrainian cities but also Indian TV studios.

TV news channels say PM Modi can stop Ukraine ‘mahayudh’. If only Putin-Biden listen

TV9 Bharatvarsh, WION, Republic TV and India Today have all sent reporters to Ukraine to show ‘what Western media blacks out’.

It took Ekta Kapoor to bring Covid on TV. Don’t worry, it’s still a Naagin’s fight

The first episode of Naagin Season 6 on Colors TV pulls no punches: it identifies the enemy as 'Chingistan', although the characters look Eurasian.

TV debated the hijab row but it’s the protest videos that took the story forward

The defining image of Muskan raising her arm in defiance and screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ at men will remain with us long after the debate dies down.

The importance of being Nirmala Sitharaman — only BJP minister facing media line of fire

At the post-Budget press conference, Sitharaman was sharp as nails when the need arose.

TV news is busy finding Pakistan and Muslim angle everywhere in polls

Akhilesh Yadav and Amarinder Singh gave Indian news channels the opportunity to feature ‘Pakistan’ in their headlines and debates. But not after a Top Gun moment.

TV news is 90% politicians, 5% experts, 5% anchors. UP coverage is finally changing that

‘First to report’ — TV channels love self-praise. But when it comes to UP elections, they are doing something actually praise-worthy.

It’s the season of Kaun Banega Imaandaar as TV channels interview Yogi, Akhilesh Yadav

Anjana Om Kashyap of Aaj Tak was incensed at Akhilesh calling her an ‘imandaar’ journalist. Yogi Adityanath doesn't need to as anchors listen to him almost respectfully.

Lesson from 2021 is that TV news sees a lot ‘ulta’ — Covid, Bengal election, farmers’ protest

In 2021, we watched events through a distorted lens on TV news channels. Like living in the Truman Show.

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File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

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The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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