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Nimki Vidhayak

What’s common between Kejriwal and Nimki Vidhayak? Both swear by Hanuman

Nimki Vidhayak, aired on Star Bharat, stood out in a cast of TV shows that feature a galaxy of young women characters overdressed and under-employed.
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.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Konark, the TV that came with its own stand, and put Odisha on the map

Like the Konark Temple in Odisha, Konark TV too faced its ruin at the hand of foreign 'invaders' post-liberalisation.
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.
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.
Pak PM Imran Khan

It’s not just people, in Imran Khan’s Naya Pakistan interviews go missing too

Creeping fascism is what defines Naya Pakistan. What doesn’t please the ear, won’t be heard.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Doordarshan’s Rajani fought power & corruption, showed Indian women all battles can be won

The activist woman of the 1980s was one who wore starched, broad-bordered cotton saris and a big bindi. Much of that image came from Rajani.

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.

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Social sciences

Covid-19 put brake to academic activity, but digital libraries can ensure continuity

Covid-19 has paced up the transition to distance learning. While institutes are racing to shift courses online, students are engaging en masse with e-books.

Can India balance its domestic pharma needs and also be a global player in Covid-19 fight?

India has lifted the ban on the export of 24 pharmaceutical ingredients, including anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine.

Defence

A picture of items found on the dead terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Keran sector. | Photo: By special arrangement

Masala tikka-flavoured snacks to AK-47s: What 5 slain Lashkar terrorists brought from Pakistan

Indian Army calls Pakistan's complicity in aiding and abetting infiltration, especially at a time when the world is fighting coronavirus, 'reprehensible'.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.