Times of India Hindustan Times Newslaundry Manisha Pande

Here’s how ToI and HT bury the news they don’t want you to see

posted by Manisha Pande|November 13, 2014   in Criticles|38 comments

TOI and HT routinely fight over circulation figures. But what about editorial quality?


How Democratic is Compulsory Voting?

posted by Arunabh Saikia|November 11, 2014   in Criticles|53 comments

Gujarat’s contentious voting law had the tacit support of Modi when he was CM of the state but many feel it is totalitarian in spirit.

Rajdeep Sardesai Interview

Rajdeep Caught Out? Or Is He Too Big To Fail?

posted by Anand Ranganathan|November 11, 2014   in Criticles|196 comments

Anand Ranganathan sifts through the Rajdeep NL interview and comes up with some uncomfortable observations.

Why The Indian Treasure Trove Act Isn’t A Legal Treasure

posted by Sakshi Chandra|November 10, 2014   in Loony Laws|11 comments

How the tenner you found yesterday might land you in jail for a year. And the role of the British Queen in all this.


Kiss of Love: More Than Just Lip Service

posted by Arunabh Saikia|November 10, 2014   in Criticles|27 comments

Was Delhi’s Kiss of Love empty symbolism or effective protest? Opposing schools of thought and co-existence.


How Transparent Is The Facebook Transparency Report?

posted by Arunabh Saikia|November 6, 2014   in Criticles|6 comments

The facebook transparency report makes India look bad, but perhaps the restrictions aren’t being levied by the usual suspects.


Majority Wins: Muslims in Bawana Give In To Threats, Some Forgo Taking Part In Muharram Procession

posted by Manisha Pande|November 5, 2014   in Criticles|68 comments

How the Muharram procession in Bawana was reined in. The politics of deciding who celebrates what festival and how.


The Whys and Whats of India’s Rural Jobs Scheme

posted by IndiaSpend|November 4, 2014   in Criticles|4 comments

How NREGA began and evolved. While it has a fair number of flaws, one cannot belittle its benefits.


Worry when every FM channel falls in line obediently with Modi’s speech.

posted by Arunabh Saikia|November 3, 2014   in Criticles|56 comments

Was the PM’s Mann Ki Baat the kind of ‘news’ private FM channels would like to serve us?


Pray Tell, What Are These ‘Illegal’ Madrasas

posted by Joyeeta Dey|November 1, 2014   in Criticles|55 comments

On mainstream media painting all madrasas with the same brush. Joyeeta Dey tries to separate fact from fiction.

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