Tele-scope

Shaheen Bagh will not be seen as a national threat next week. Here’s why

TV coverage of an assembly election had never been restricted to one geographical space, and certainly never to one protest.
Comedian Kunal Kamra | Facebook

Kunal Kamra, you only harmed yourself. Next time with Arnab, do what Arvind Kejriwal does

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’.
Times Now's Rahul Shivshankar (L) and Zee News' Sudhir Chaudhary (R)

For Times Now and others, Vadra-Sonia link is more important than Indian economy

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.
Fauji set Shah Rukh Khan on to the path of superstardom in the 80s | Images: YouTube | ThePrint

Shah Rukh Khan Fauji 2 must rescue Indian armed forces from Republic TV, Aaj Tak, Zee News

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.
JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh was injured in Sunday's assault on campus | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

On JNU violence, video war on India’s news channels: Times Now aired 10, Republic TV had 7

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’.
Times Now's Rahul Shivshankar (L) and Zee News' Sudhir Chaudhary (R)

Zee News, Times Now, Aaj Tak must perish in 2020. India’s TV news needs to go back a decade

The biggest constitutional amendment that India needs in 2020 is this: abolish TV news channels.
Arnab Goswami and Rahul Shivshankar

Guess what Times Now and Republic TV, often carrying identical content, finally disagreed on

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.

Pawar to Modi-Shah, easy to tell which TV channel Indian politicians will give interviews to

Times Now, NDTV, India Today - Indian channels with usually different coverage of the same news finally found a common ground last week: rape

Navika Kumar sneers, ABP News cries as Pawar game takes the wind out of BJP in Maharashtra

Republic TV and Times Now pulled knives against NCP-Congress-Shiv Sena, even as the news coverage heightened what was already a blockbuster drama.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor

JNU, Sharad Pawar and Congress — get away from it all with Shashi Tharoor’s comedy

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.

On Camera

Hussain Shahis’ Krishna Bhakti, Mughals’ Mathura link — lesser-known facts about Muslim rulers

After the Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan, Right-wing commenters have claimed that 'rebuilding is a civilisational responsibility Indians owe to their ancestors'. This can't be more anachronistic.
Indian currency

Troubled NBFCs begin to show signs of revival after stimulus

Sound health of NBFCs is vital because they form backbone of Indian economy in lending to wide range of borrowers from small merchants to business giants.

Defence

IAF chief R.K. Bhadauria takes a sortie in HTT-40 last November | Twitter | @HALHQBLR

Defence Ministry clears purchase of indigenous basic trainer aircraft, upgrade of Israeli UAVs

HAL acquisition among projects worth Rs 8,722.38 crore to be cleared. The upgrade of Israeli Heron UAVs will include arming them, a need being pushed due to stand-off with China.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.