Clothesline – Episode 70

A wrap of the good, the bad and the funny from the world of news. In wake of multiple goof-ups while burning effigies, the Newslaundry manual to burning effigies. Also: outrage over North Korea’s hydrogen bomb test, Manipur earthquake, Pakistani media’s reaction to Modi’s surprise visit, Pathankot attack, Mehdi Hasan’s Head to Head, Fuckwah award and much more.

posted by NL Team|January 16, 2016   in Criticles|4 comments

Urmi

Meet the transwoman behind India’s first modelling agency for and by transpeople

She hopes to free the notion of beauty.

posted by Urmi Duggal|January 15, 2016   in Criticles|no comments

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Why we need a new outlook towards the transgender

More stories that portray the community as human as “us”, please.

posted by Vikram Johri|January 15, 2016   in Criticles|2 comments

Pathankot Ops: A success or a failure? A look at how some in the mainstream media viewed it

We went through nine news channels, five newspapers, and three news portals from January 3 to January 6 and looked for all editorialized content on the counter-ops.

posted by NL Team|January 15, 2016   in Pathankot Reports|5 comments

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Kiku Sharda’s arrest: How our laws lend legitimacy to such idiocy

This isn’t the first arrest under Section 295 A and definitely won’t be the last.

posted by Arunabh Saikia|January 13, 2016   in Criticles|11 comments

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Why the volatility in Chinese markets is more political than economic

The government’s reactionary policies have ensured that Chinese stock exchanges are not ‘markets’ at all.

posted by Prabhat Singh|January 13, 2016   in Criticles|3 comments

Afzal-guru

Did Delhi media really need to focus on Afzal Guru to celebrate Ghalib Guru’s success?

Many in the media played to the nationalist gallery at the expense of a 16-year old.

posted by Manisha Pande|January 12, 2016   in Criticles|7 comments

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Network of Women in Media asks PTI to act against its journo accused of sexual harassment

The journalist, Rupesh Samant, is currently out on bail.

posted by NWIM|January 12, 2016   in Criticles|no comments

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Malda violence: Even the Delhi media is divided on whether it was communal or not

Some organisations have used the C word, while others preferred to describe it as just ‘mob violence’.

posted by Sourodipto Sanyal|January 12, 2016   in Criticles|14 comments

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Why Chota Bheem Himalayan Adventure should have got ‘Adults Only’ certification

Children could do without the ugly violence and stereotyping the movie perpetuates.

posted by Madhu Trehan|January 11, 2016   in Criticles|13 comments

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