When Journalism Just Looks Wrong!

Barkha Dutt’s account of ‘DehatiAuratGate’ As I watched the above video, a nagging thought kept burrowing into my mind. It just wouldn’t let me go. Was that the right way to do it? Let me explain.. The above video shows Barkha Dutt, one of India’s leading journalists, making a strong case of the fact that…

Lean News Day? Never!

What is a lean¬†news-day? Its an excuse given by television news companies so as to accommodate hysteria and sensationalism. You Know? To spruce up the TRP’s. The very idea that ‘there isn’t any better news out there’ is offensive. There’s always something newsworthy. You just need a dedicated team willing to get it. A good…

Heroes

¬† “How is it that a 74 year old Gandhian from Ralegan Siddhi has become the youth icon of a nation and not a 41 year old Gandhi?”, was the question posed by journalist, Swapan Dasgupta to Congress stalwart, Mani Shankar Aiyer in a recent NDTV debate. It is a question certainly worth pondering. Just…