Murder most foul: Talvar stays close to real life and is gripping from start to finish

It’s not easy to make a film on a case that has been scrutinised to shreds. The writer and director pull it off.

posted by Abhinandan Sekhri|September 29, 2015   in Criticles|11 comments


Why the Draft National Encryption Policy is likely to return

The government won’t give up listening in on private communications.

posted by Saikat Datta|September 29, 2015   in Criticles|no comments


Welcome to India’s brand new Ministry of Behaviour and Thought Police

Giving lectures on "Bharat ki Sanskriti" is just more of the banning syndrome.

posted by Madhu Trehan|September 29, 2015   in Criticles|12 comments


Hard numbers that tell you just how close the Bihar elections could get

An election can be close from a vote-share perspective, yet results could get one-sided when the share is translated into seats.

posted by Vozag|September 28, 2015   in Criticles|3 comments


(En)counter insurgency: How the Army killed innocents in the Northeast

A new book, Blood On My Hands, details how gallantry awards serve as an incentive for the Indian Army to stage encounters.

posted by Arunabh Saikia|September 28, 2015   in Criticles|3 comments


Dear Netas, the role of the press is to ask questions, no matter the loyalty

By questioning a journalist’s loyalty, politicians not only fail to understand the role of the press in a democracy, but also their own roles.

posted by Abhishek Choudhary|September 28, 2015   in Criticles|29 comments


How four leading English dailies reported on Facebook rebranding Internet.org to Free Basics

Disclosures along with the news reports and the lack of them raise some interesting questions.

posted by Jagdeep S. Chhokar|September 28, 2015   in Criticles|2 comments


Five things about the Bihar elections that you must know

The highlights of the upcoming Mahayudh.

posted by Abhishek Choudhary|September 24, 2015   in Criticles|2 comments


The Times Group now says journalists’ salaries will be linked to their Twitter activity

Official accounts but views expressed must be ‘personal’.

posted by Arunabh Saikia|September 23, 2015   in Criticles|3 comments


Much ado about Bhagwat: Did he really say what you’ve read in the mainstream media?

To interpret that Bhagwat was pitching the government to review reservation policy in the Organiser-Panchjanya interview is an exaggeration.

posted by Abhishek Choudhary|September 23, 2015   in Criticles|17 comments

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