Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicRadio

Topic: Radio

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.

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.

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?

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. 

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.

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.  

Binaca was a brand that brought toothpaste and music together

Binaca toothpaste ruled at a time when radio was king in India.

On Camera

YourTurn

The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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