TV coverage of an assembly election had never been restricted to one geographical space, and certainly never to one protest.
Zee News’ Sudhir Chaudhary sounded like a man spurned and scorned. Next day, he was back to discussing PM Modi’s plan to take back PoK in ‘240 hours’.
Republic TV went on about Congress’ secularism, India Today looked at CAA, CNN News18 remained with Kashmiri Pandits. But anyone barely touched the IMF story.
In times of CAA, police encounters, JNU and AMU, and now DSP Davinder Singh, Indian TV serials are still about who loves whom and who loves to hate whom.
On India TV, Rajat Sharma used them to suggest Left was as much to blame as ABVP, while Arnab Goswami saw them as ‘proof of Left’s extreme brutality’.
The biggest constitutional amendment that India needs in 2020 is this: abolish TV news channels.
On any given day, the two channels are practically mirror images of each other, with similar headlines, reports and opinion. But this issue broke that tradition.
Times Now, NDTV, India Today - Indian channels with usually different coverage of the same news finally found a common ground last week: rape
Republic TV and Times Now pulled knives against NCP-Congress-Shiv Sena, even as the news coverage heightened what was already a blockbuster drama.
In times when people want to escape TV news, Archana Puran Singh's laughter on Kapil Sharma Show and plotless serials like Kasautii Zindagii Kay always help.