Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicHindi news channels

Topic: Hindi news channels

Saazish, toolkit, mahayudh – TV news sees Nupur Sharma, Agnipath, MVA as one big conspiracy

Be it the ‘tottering’ Maharashtra govt, farmers' protests, hijab issue, Nupur Sharma remarks or Agnipath protests, Indian news channels describe them in mostly the same manner.

‘Mil Gaye Baba’: In Gyanvapi case, news TV shows which side it’s on — and it’s not news

News channels use repetition to hammer home a point. And so the constant telecast of the ‘shivling’ and the inside of the mosque make viewers believe this is ‘Gyanvapi ka sach’.

India takes a backseat on Indian news channels. It’s all Ukraine, Ukraine, WW3

News channels put out promos and boast of the size of the team covering Ukraine. Even a smaller player like 'India Ahead' is promoting itself through its Ukraine stories.

‘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.

Sidhu quit, Modi returned – and TV anchors behaved as if these were personal victories

Navjot Sidhu's resignation letter to Sonia Gandhi had Rahul Kanwal of India Today grinning from ear to ear. And everywhere Modi went upon returning from US, cameras reached before.

‘Maut, mahant aur mystery’ — Hindi news channels had a headline competition this week

The mahant’s ‘murder mystery’ lives on after him but chances are Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US will put it to rest—at least on TV news.

Taliban, Taliban, Taliban. Indian news channels serve ‘exclusive’ interviews, source-less videos

CNN News 18, India Today, Republic Bharat, Times Now – all dangle videos seemingly sourced from social media before Indian viewers, and at least once getting fact-checked.

In the year of Covid, TV news appealed more to Indians than entertainment channels

BARC report shows TV news grew at the highest, at 27%, while the viewership for general entertainment channels and movies rose by 9% and 10%, respectively.

‘Insensitivity’ to govt or financial trouble — why news channel Swaraj Express went off air

Channel’s operations & licence are owned by different entities, and founder Sappal says he wonders why the licence holder ‘unilaterally’ stopped airing it.

Don’t go looking for fire in TV news anchors’ belly. It’s China, not Pakistan

Be it Aaj Tak, ABP News, Zee News, or Republic TV, there was no fire and brimstone, no grand claims of India destroying enemy China, all of which is reserved for Pakistan.

On Camera

YourTurn

PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

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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