Thursday, 30 June, 2022
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Topic: TV News

‘Action begins’, ‘bulldozers roll’ – TV news treated razing of a family home like a film shoot

Several news channels supported and even justified the bulldozer demolition in Prayagraj as a legitimate punishment even before a trial.

Nupur Sharma coverage tells why TV news can follow CNN’s example—less hype, more nuance

The Nupur Sharma episode isn’t one bit surprising. TV thrives on the clash of opposites–haven’t you seen anchors seated quietly while panelists insult each other?

‘Mil Gaye Baba’: In Gyanvapi case, news TV shows which side it’s on — and it’s not news

News channels use repetition to hammer home a point. And so the constant telecast of the ‘shivling’ and the inside of the mosque make viewers believe this is ‘Gyanvapi ka sach’.

Bulldozer, Hanuman Chalisa, Taj Mahal, Mughal — Want to make TV headlines? Pick any

Not all bulldozers will get the same TV treatment. JCB in Delhi gets the best carpet coverage. But if you want to be an overnight TV star, pick a religious angle.

So happy Indians in Europe, so angry Indians back home – the two India stories on TV news

Unlike the country's picture in Modi's Europe tour, TV news back home spoke of a different India—‘communal clashes’ in Jodhpur to ‘Rajasthan's hate cauldron’.

‘Bharatanatyam’ in Ukraine to bulldozer in Jahangirpuri, action just doesn’t stop for TV news

With Aaj Tak’s Anjana Om Kashyap standing in the middle of a crowd that surrounded a bulldozer, the channel said: ‘Action will begin in a short while.’

From Ram Navami ‘clash’ to ‘gun-tantra’ in New York, Indian news channels sell violence best

The latest news from Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor’s wedding celebrations seems to be the only coverage across channels that isn’t blood-stained.

Meat ban, Sri Lanka crisis, Russia-Ukraine war – IPL couldn’t have been timed better

In the midst of war and economic distress, IPL 2022 offers four hours of unadulterated entertainment every evening—that’s more than what Hollywood and Bollywood can do.

India takes a backseat on Indian news channels. It’s all Ukraine, Ukraine, WW3

News channels put out promos and boast of the size of the team covering Ukraine. Even a smaller player like 'India Ahead' is promoting itself through its Ukraine stories.

TV news had time for UP, Ukraine, Kashmir, Congress. What if Pakistan had misfired a missile?

We could've had a little ‘mahayudh’ of our own than ‘non-stop’, ‘exclusive’ coverage of ‘World at War’ in Ukraine. But TV channels won't show it.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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