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Representational image | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Journalists need an audience, but have no clue on how to earn loyalty

Newsrooms can't seem to agree on the best way to engage and speak to their audience.
File image of Subhash Chandra, chairman of Zee Entertainment Enterprises | Scott Eells/Bloomberg

The A to Zee of media mogul Subhash Chandra’s controversial and colourful life

Trouble is no stranger to serial entrepreneur and Zee-founder Subhash Chandra's life.
Security personnel stand guard at Lal Chowk in Srinagar | PTI

Only two foreign journalists have got permits to visit J&K since May last year

Foreign journalists have been crying foul about an MEA circular seeking applications for permits eight weeks before date of visit to J&K, other ‘protected areas’.
Pakistani journalist Taha Siddiqui | Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg

Pakistan journalist in exile fears he’ll meet Khashoggi’s fate if he returns home

Taha Siddiqui narrowly escaped an abduction attempt last year. Living in Paris in self-imposed exile, he now fears assassination if he returns to Pakistan.

Here’s what Manmohan Singh did right but never got credit for

Former PM Manmohan Singh may have had many flaws but he was a genuine and under -appreciated democrat, argues Barkha Dutt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Congress president Rahul Gandhi

This top-rated media pairing has beaten Priyanka-Nick and Deepika-Ranveer

The leaders of the two national parties would be lost, nay bereft, without each other.
Pinayari Vijayan

Editors Guild of India calls Kerala govt bid to leash media ‘assault on press freedom’

The Kerala govt directive bars journalists from approaching CM, ministers etc except through state’s information and public relations department.
Pak PM Imran Khan

Pakistani TV, plays and movies can’t get enough of Imran Khan & the dam song

Imran Khan is the latest product placement trend in Pakistan.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Arun Jaitley is right, voters and TV viewers are suffering from fatigue

Viewers suffer many types of fatigue, especially, during election result coverage.
AgustaWestland scam accused middleman Michel Christian at CBI headquarters in New Delhi | Ravi Choudhary/PTI

Indian TV news is hooked to MGM— no, it’s not a movie channel, but #ModiGetsMichel

TV news channels were in a celebratory mood over the ‘big success of CBI, RAW and the Modi government’


Actor Vyjayanthimala

Every Bollywood reincarnation story must tip its hat to Bimal Roy’s Madhumati

Of the many things that Bimal Roy’s Madhumati got right, Pran’s antagonistic turn was one.
space laws

When it comes to space activities in India, are no laws better than bad laws?

The government had put the draft Space Activities Bill in the public domain, inviting suggestions. The bill was never introduced in this Lok Sabha. 


Convoys to Kashmir can’t be stopped even if aircraft are available, top CRPF officers say

CRPF officer says nearly 4,000 personnel needed to be moved from Jammu to Srinagar due to a backlog caused by weather. Not all could’ve gone by aircraft.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.