Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicNews channels

Topic: News channels

‘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’.

Bulldozer, Hanuman Chalisa, Taj Mahal, Mughal — Want to make TV headlines? Pick any

Not all bulldozers will get the same TV treatment. JCB in Delhi gets the best carpet coverage. But if you want to be an overnight TV star, pick a religious angle.

Meat ban, Sri Lanka crisis, Russia-Ukraine war – IPL couldn’t have been timed better

In the midst of war and economic distress, IPL 2022 offers four hours of unadulterated entertainment every evening—that’s more than what Hollywood and Bollywood can do.

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.

TV news is busy finding Pakistan and Muslim angle everywhere in polls

Akhilesh Yadav and Amarinder Singh gave Indian news channels the opportunity to feature ‘Pakistan’ in their headlines and debates. But not after a Top Gun moment.

It’s the season of Kaun Banega Imaandaar as TV channels interview Yogi, Akhilesh Yadav

Anjana Om Kashyap of Aaj Tak was incensed at Akhilesh calling her an ‘imandaar’ journalist. Yogi Adityanath doesn't need to as anchors listen to him almost respectfully.

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.

ARY UK and Imran Khan aide defamed Nawaz Sharif minister. Broadcaster apologising now

ARY hosts Chaudhary Ghulam Hussain and Sabir Shakir had claimed that the former finance minister had ‘stolen money from Pakistan government’.

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.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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