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Doctors are back on TV for Omicron, but channels distracted with Aishwarya, Jaya

‘Don’t drop your mask’ is the news channels' verdict and it was business as usual in parliament. But Aishwarya's ED case & Jaya's meltdown went prime time.

‘Har Har Modi’ in Kashi – TV channels gave Modi a mythical status & aura none can challenge

PM Narendra Modi has achieved virtual canonisation – on TV news – in his lifetime, a feat unparalleled for the political leader of a democracy.

Covering CDS Gen Bipin Rawat’s death, TV news turned sober—in a long time

The reporting was so circumspect that only Republic TV and India TV were willing to go even so far as to reveal that CDS Rawat was in hospital, at around 3pm.

Thank god for Netflix and Vir Das. India’s craving comedy and satire, but TVs are a no-go

Clearly, producers and channels know something we don’t — that Indians don’t watch TV to be amused or elevated.

Kejriwal TV ads disappear in Delhi smog, but Modi gets quality air time with UP expressway

For India's Hindi and English news channels, following Modi wherever he goes is a win-win strategy: they earn PM and BJP's goodwill at a very low cost to themselves.

Move over Big Boss. It’s time to look at The Big Picture—juvenile, but has Ranveer’s energy

Of course, you could watch both, as they are on the same channel—one after the other— but what fun would that be?

Daisy Dee bra ad a hoorah for Indian TV commercials. Just hope a minister isn’t offended

If offended, minister Narottam Mishra only needs to look at the ads for male undergarments that adorn our TV screens. Or just ask Akshay Kumar, Vicky Kaushal, or Varun Dhawan.

‘Nasha, paisa, underworld’ – It’s okay if you skipped TV news coverage of Aryan Khan case

TV news channels reported India-Pakistan match with drama and music band, but turned Aryan Khan-Gosavi-Wankhede coverage into a sport.

Will Aryan Khan spend Diwali at home? Only Kashmir has taken TV news away from Mannat

‘From Kashmir to Kanyakumari comes the demand – no cricket with Pakistan,’ declared Zee News on the upcoming World Cup match.

No fake conflict, no Aryan Khan, no noise – a new ‘news’ channel like no other

Sansad TV is a harp back to the Doordarshan era. It’s simple but not simplistic.

On Camera

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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.
An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.

Defence

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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