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Mumbai: Footwear of protestors lying on the road after police action on migrant workers who assembled at Bandra Railway Station, Tuesday | PTI

How not to report: A lesson from Republic TV, Times Now, ABP covering Bandra migrants

Was the gathering of migrant workers at Bandra railway station the result of a masjid, a conspiracy or is the clue in absent luggage? Indian TV picked all.
PM Narendra Modi releases butterflies at the Butterfly Park on the occasion of his 69th birthday, in Kevadia | PTI

Not Howdy Modi, Indian TV channels were busy eating cake & saying HBD Modi

As the Modi birthday festivities wound up, Zee News found a Pakistan ‘kabootar’ with a mysterious phone number on its back.
interview

Media-bashing as a political strategy works for Modi. The opposition could use it too

The first step to countering the negative media narrative against the opposition must be to question the media itself.
Zee News anchor Sudhir Chaudhary | Screenshot

What economic slowdown, Zee News & India TV are busy giving tips on surviving nuclear attacks

According to self-appointed nuclear expert, TV anchor Sudhir Chaudhary, the best way to protect yourself is to stand stark naked under a cold shower.
Amitabh Bachchan on Kaun Banega Crorepati | @SrBachchan | Twitter

On KBC, Amitabh Bachchan asks about pressure cooker, and media puts Chidambaram in it

Is Chidambaram ‘underground somewhere?’ asked India Today, sniffing a good chase. ‘CBI returns empty-handed’ lamented Aaj Tak, sounding disappointed.
Arnab Goswami | YouTube screengrab

Few anchors bravely questioned Modi’s Kashmir move – Arnab Goswami was not one of them

After Amit Shah declared the abrogation of Article 370, Arnab Goswami said, ‘Congratulations to all of us’ on behalf of all of us.
India This Week

Post-Babri, this DD programme showed a vibrant, secular India to home & the world

Over the years, the show covered both news and entertainment in a style similar to a weekly magazine.
Rahul Gandhi at Parliament House| Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

With no Rahul or Congress, Times Now & India Today are being forced to ask questions of BJP

Come back Rahul – Zee, ABP, Republic, Times now need you like India needs rain.

Guess who can teach Narendra Modi to innovate in his speeches? DD Sports

Doordarshan doesn’t have the telecast rights to the World Cup. But it has come up with an innovative way to engage the viewers.
A doctor treats a child showing symptoms of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome at a hospital in Muzaffarpur | Photo: PTI

Indian TV reporters who were supporting doctors in Bengal are now harassing them in Bihar

Every reporter worth the microphone s/he carried like a visiting card, wandered through the Muzaffarpur hospital, as if on a stroll in a park.

On Camera

An iPhone XR

Apple-maker Taiwanese company Foxconn to invest $1 bn in Tamil Nadu plant over next 3 years

Move comes as part of efforts of global companies to diversify their supply chains and reduce dependence on China. India has been trying to woo these firms.

Defence

Representational image of an IAF MiG-29 | Photo: Wikipedia

IAF gets night-flying capability at Leh for MiG-29s, force sees it as a ‘game-changer’

The new capability will allow IAF to conduct full-spectrum operations at the LAC on short notice, given Leh’s proximity to it.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.