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Pakistan TV and Pakistan Radio were guilty pleasures of many Kashmiris after Independence

In 'The Other Side of The Divide', Sameer Arshad Khatlani writes about how radio crossed the India-Pakistan border after Partition.
Subhas Chandra Bose arrives at Victoria Station

Azad Hind Radio, from where Subhas Chandra Bose spoke his mann ki baat

With news bulletins and fiery speeches, Subhas Chandra Bose drummed up solidarity and unity among Indians abroad and in the homeland.
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Maharashtra plans radio channel for farmers to help them deal with climate change

The Maharashtra State Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices is aiming to set up the station by year-end which an expert panel will discuss farming issues related to climate change.
Prasar Bharati House

Prasar Bharati wants to switch off AIR short-wave service, India’s voice around the world

Prasar Bharati's decision might hurt India's reach, but public broadcaster justifies move, saying 'short-wave transmissions hardly have any impact anymore on global opinion-making'.
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It’s World Radio Day, and in India, it’s having its finest hour

Radio in India was thought to be dying because of TV. Today, it has expanded beyond expectations, and is a popular source of news, entertainment & Mann Ki Baat.
A man listens to the radio at a home in Rajasthan

As China steps up radio propaganda, India’s proposal to counter it is stuck in red tape

India woke up late to the threat, and AIR's proposal to counter the Chinese is stuck in the home ministry over questions of who will bear the cost.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint.in

Kareena Kapoor to Karan Johar: Why Bollywood’s A-listers are taking to radio

Are we happy with the experiment our stars are attempting to remain relevant past their release dates?
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Prasar Bharati to shut down All India Radio’s national channel, five regional academies

The AIR's overnight channel and training academies have been shut down as a cost-cutting and rationalisation measure. 
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Murphy Radio and a bonny baby are what pre-TV Indian memories are made of

Murphy Radio and the child on its ads are what Indian memories are made of.
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Modi govt to hold auctions for third batch of FM stations, industry unhappy with base price

The base price had led to a dismal response in the auction of the second batch when a number of private players stayed away.  

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Cool NRI cousins were once the gateway to the world. Now they’re chanting Mera Hinduism Mahan

An Indian-origin influencer went viral on social media recently for decrying hate against unfair treatment of Hindus and being bullied for wearing a bindi.
A woman in a marketplace deserted due to lockdown in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh | Photo: ANI

India isn’t facing up to the true financial cost of Covid

Truth is currently as scarce as capital in India. The govt doesn’t have the appetite for large-scale socialisation of private losses, lest the opposition accuse PM Modi of cronyism.

Defence

A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

India, China generals meet today as ‘PLA keeps up Pangong incursions, blocks army at Depsang’

The fresh round of dialogue comes as India and China have hit a stalemate in military talks with regard to disengagement at multiple flashpoints in Ladakh.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.