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‘Gorgeous drama but flat dialogue’ — Mira Nair’s ‘A Suitable Boy’ opens to mixed reactions

The first episode of BBC’s first period drama starring only people of colour aired Sunday. An adaptation of Vikram Seth's novel, the show will come to India later in this year on Netflix.
Jamie Angus, the BBC World Service Group Director, in conversation with ThePrint | Nikhil Hajirnis

BBC says stand by our reports after Prasar Bharati CEO calls its Delhi riots coverage biased

BBC World Service Group Director Jamie Angus tells ThePrint the broadcaster is willing to face consequences of 'independently' covering events on ground.
Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati

Prasar Bharati CEO declines BBC invite, says its Delhi riots coverage was ‘one-sided’  

In a letter, CEO Shashi Vempati says he won’t attend BBC awards night as broadcaster’s coverage of Delhi riots ‘insinuated communal behavior’.
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Emotional emails & offers to crowdfund — how fans tried to keep BBC Hindi radio on air

The service fell silent last month with its last transmission on 31 January. The BBC management now plans to boost its digital and TV presence.
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.
Christopher Lee in Hammer Horror’s Dracula

BBC and Netflix are resurrecting the world’s favourite vampire

Gothic fiction projects contemporary anxieties onto supernatural monsters, allowing for a safe exploration of social and political fears.
Women protest in Soura, Downtown Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir on 11th August, 2019 | Photo: Praveen Jain

BBC & Al Jazeera footage of Soura clashes were from security cameras, and Modi govt knew

Constables and jawans in Kashmir’s Soura are bewildered why Modi government couldn’t stick to the truth about police action against a murderous crowd.
PM Narendra Modi

BBC to New York Times – Why Indian governments have always been wary of foreign press

Be it India or China or Russia – you can be sure that when a country accuses the foreign media of biased coverage, it has something it wants to hide.

Should India be offended by BBC, Washington Post, New York Times coverage of Kashmir?

After the abrogation of Article 370 and clampdown on Kashmir, several international media houses such as BBC, The Washington Post, Reuters and The New York Times reported on the tense atmosphere in J&K, protests by Kashmiris and detentions.
Jammu & Kashmir police detain a member of Youth Congress during a protest

BBC defends J&K coverage as Govt refutes international media claims of violence

BBC says it has been covering situation ‘impartially and accurately despite ‘severe restrictions’ on the ground.

On Camera

Representational photos | Hindu priests perform evening prayers at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi | Kanishka Sonthalia/Bloomberg

Want to preserve secularism in India? Well, preserve the Hindu ethos first

Secularism in the Indian context would mean maintaining equidistance from  all religions. Unfortunately, that equidistance never happened.
Mukesh Ambani at ThePrint Off the Cuff

Mukesh Ambani is now world’s fourth richest man, overtakes Europe’s wealthiest

Reliance's shares have more than doubled from a low in March as its digital unit got billions in investments from companies including Facebook Inc. and Google.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Artillery guns, assault rifles, AFVs — Here’s a list of 101 items MoD won’t import in future

Contracts worth almost Rs 4 lakh crore will be placed with the domestic industry within the next six to seven years.
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.