Thursday, 7 July, 2022

Topic: Press

Ambedkar took on Brahmins in Indian media for their loyalty to the Congress party

Ambedkar considered the criticism he received from what he called the Congress press as a reflex of the hatred of Hindus for the untouchables.

Under Modi rule and economic crisis, media is still free to question — but only Congress

If the economic slowdown India is facing today were to happen under former PM Manmohan Singh, the media would have gone after him tooth and nail.

After Ladakh journalists claim BJP tried to bribe them, J&K govt examines CCTV for proof

The journalists have alleged that leaders including J&K BJP president Ravinder Raina were distributing envelopes of cash at a press conference in Leh on 2 May.

No matter what we think of Arnab Goswami, we must defend his right to do his job

Details about Rafale deal, unemployment in India would not have come out if we muzzled press freedom.

Pakistani journalists calling my article a publicity stunt is the biggest disappointment

I want Pakistan to become better and the only way that can happen is by highlighting the wrongs, writes Taha Siddiqui.

‘Concerned’ Press Council tells Modi govt to stop delaying accreditation of journalists

Press Council asks I&B Ministry to reconstitute Central Press Accreditation Committee within a month, and include journalists’ unions in the panel.

China is buying good press across the world, one paid journalist at a time

It coincides with launch of Belt and Road initiative and president Xi Jinping's call to “tell China’s story better” to the world.

Here is fresh evidence that journalists may misunderstand the public

Both consumers and news producers rate accuracy of sources of information highly, and down-the-middle reporting remains highly valued by a large slice of the public.

On Camera


Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.