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On The Glory Of Mad Men And the Banality of Indian Television

posted by Rajyasree Sen|May 19, 2015   in Life|11 Comments

Ram Kapoor kissing Sakshi Tanwar over many episodes cannot be our answer to Don Draper and Mad Men.


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Aruna Shanbaug – The Woman who triggered the Euthanasia Debate in India

posted by Factly|May 19, 2015   in Articles|one Comment

A summary of the historic judgement by the Supreme Court, that granted Passive Euthanasia to Aruna Shanbaug.


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The Case Against Trying Minors As Adults

posted by Boom Live|May 18, 2015   in Governance|5 Comments

The Lok Sabha has passed a new Juvenile Justice Bill that will allow 16 to 18-year-olds accused of heinous crimes to be tried as adults. Experts make the scientific, social and legal case against this move.


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Selfie Pe Selfie: One Year Of Acche Din With Modi

posted by NL Team|May 16, 2015   in Articles|45 Comments

It’s been a year since Narendra Modi got elected as PM and he hasn’t stopped taking selfies.


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The many threats faced by journalists in the online sphere

posted by International Press Institute|May 8, 2015   in Articles|9 Comments

There is enough evidence to suggest that online harassment of journalists, including threats of violence, has a serious psychological impact that may result in self-censorship.


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The rise and rise of drones in the media

posted by IFEX|May 7, 2015   in Articles|one Comment

From environmental investigations to movies, the use of drone technology is changing the way we see the world, so how are the drone journalists of the future being trained for their work?


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Why Prannoy Roy’s Lifetime Achievement Award Matters

posted by Abhinandan Sekhri|May 6, 2015   in Articles|27 Comments

Even as NDTV & Prannoy are criticised for much, he got many more things very right.


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Smartphone Use Soars, So Do Smut-Sharing Crimes

posted by IndiaSpend|May 1, 2015   in Articles|2 Comments

In relation to India’s smartphone proliferation, cases related to the transmission of “obscene material” jumped 104% in a year. Indiaspend breaks down the numbers.


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FILMMAKER & COLUMNIST PAROMITA VOHRA ON FEMINISM TODAY

posted by Boom Live|May 1, 2015   in Life|one Comment

Being a woman is challenging business. Being an Indian woman doubly so. Where natural survival can’t be taken for granted what place does feminism have? Filmmaker and columnist Paromita Vohra puts nuance into India’s gender debate.


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Is Land Acquisition the prime reason for stalling of Projects? Data says ‘No’

posted by Factly|May 1, 2015   in Governance|7 Comments

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Finance in reply to an RTI application, only 8% of all the stalled projects are because of Land Acquisition reasons. The reasons for 1/3rd of the stalled projects are not known.


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