Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Topic: TV

AgustaWestland scam accused middleman Michel Christian at CBI headquarters in New Delhi | Ravi Choudhary/PTI

Indian TV news is hooked to MGM— no, it’s not a movie channel, but #ModiGetsMichel

TV news channels were in a celebratory mood over the ‘big success of CBI, RAW and the Modi government’
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray and Rashmi Thackeray offer prayers during Saryu aarti at a ghat in Ayodhya | PTI

A recent Bisleri ad and Ayodhya TV debates have much in common

TV news channels delivered a narrative that said Ram Mandir march was a make-or-break situation for parties.
Amitabh Bachchan in Kaun Banega Crorepati | AmitabhBachchan/Facebook

How KBC and Big B killed a good show with wife jokes and inane questions

From a much-loved show, Kaun Banega Crorepati became an agenda-setting exercise.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an event | PIB

When it comes to family, if only Karan Johar and Narendra Modi saw eye to eye

Modi needs to watch Indian TV serials to know that ‘family’ isn’t a dirty word.
A file photo of Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh | DeepikaPadukone/Facebook

Ranveer Singh & Deepika Padukone wedding has finally edged out breathless Rafale debates

'DeepVeer' wedding is juicier than the endless diatribes on Ayodhya and Sabarimala.
Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) workers in protest for Ram temple in Ayodhya | Photo by Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

India is waiting for 2 things: Ram Mandir & India’s Got Talent winner

The underlying narrative in the cacophony of views is ‘mandir wahin at any cost’.
Narendra Modi infront of Sardar Patel's Statue of Unity | @PMOIndia/Twitter

Between Sardar Patel and Urjit Patel, TV news channels forgot Sri Lanka

Punsters had a field day when Narendra Modi dedicated Sardar Patel’s statue to the nation.
Members of the media | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

India’s #MeToo has eclipsed even Rahul Gandhi and Vladimir Putin in the media

When it came to #MeToo, Indian TV wanted to stand up, be counted and get noticed too.
File photo of Arnab Goswami | Bhaskar Paul/India Today Group/Getty Images

The nation wants to see Arnab Goswami apologise to me tonight

At 9 pm, I will switch on Republic TV in the hope that Arnab Goswami follows broadcasting authority's orders and issues a public apology.
Rahul Gandhi

While Rahul Gandhi may escape EC wrath, TV channels won’t be so lucky

EC has already issued a show-cause notice to Rahul and certain TV channels for airing his interview 48 hours before Phase II of Gujarat polls.
Foreign investment has transformed China

A little humility from the Communist Party will serve China well

By taking all the credit for the country’s stunning economic rise, the Communist Party is threatening its continued prosperity.
madhya pradesh

MP push for 70% industry jobs to locals: Valid regionalism or is Congress the new Shiv Sena?

Kamal Nath, on his first day as Madhya Pradesh chief minister, announced incentives for industries that hire 70 per cent local workers. When questioned about th...