Saturday, 21 May, 2022
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Late-night TV shows still matter. They must do what national pastime doesn’t—adapt, evolve

For many viewers, late-night shows are patronising and show hosts point out stark generational discomfort. Ratings may be down, but there's some hope.

ThePrint has new features, authors, desk. But we missed out on a reporter in Ukraine

We are now producing more news than ever – on Ukraine, election, Covid. And faster.

How we write 50-word edits, including the hijab one

For journalists, being misread, misunderstood or misinterpreted have become occupational hazards, something we have to live with.

The way we work – What ThePrint did in 2021 and why good journalism pays

Kabul or Kumbh, in 2021, ThePrint followed the basic rule of journalism — go where the story takes you.

We asked our readers why they like ThePrint. This is what they told us

There were 12 questions that sought to find out whether ThePrint was on the right track, who were its readers, and how satisfied they were.

Mystical Modi to migrating Jitin Prasada — News channels offer ‘real’ entertainment

Why watch ‘CID’ and ‘Crime Patrol’ when you can watch Mehul Choksi’s ‘Antics in Antigua and Dominica’ on prime time TV?

‘Corona jihad’ to ‘holy dip’ – India’s TV channels shocked at Kumbh but it’s no ‘human bomb’

News channels’ coverage of Haridwar continued to dip in and out of Kumbh Mela. But no channel called this a ‘human bomb’ or ‘corona warfare'.

The ‘foreign hand’ in journalism and how Australia is at the front lines

Can Facebook, or any international company, make rules regulating speech that are equally appropriate in every country they operate in?

‘Drugwood’, ‘Umar Lobby Secret Tape’, ‘UPSC jihad’ — You aren’t watching news but masala TV

A reporter climbs Ladakh mountain, another asks a postman why he tore down Kangana Ranaut’s office, and yet another calls an FB session a ‘secret tape’. TV isn’t news anymore.

Aatma, autopsy, jadu—After Ayodhya, TV news went right back to magnificent Sushant obsession

As soon as the Ayodhya bhoomi pujan was done and PM Modi had spoken, news channels scuttled back to their favourite obsession — conspiracy theories about Sushant Singh’s death.

On Camera

YourTurn

Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
File photo of chief economic advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran | Photo: Twitter | @FinMinIndia

Stock market turmoil, crypto craze proof of human ‘fear, greed’ says chief economic advisor

Speaking at India Ideas Conclave, organised by think tank India Foundation in Bengaluru, V. Anantha Nageswaran, also said India was now in position to deliver domestically-driven growth'.

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.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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