Hackgate: Bad News
Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:07,

Last month, a London court sentenced Andy Coulson, the former editor of News of the World, to 18 months in prison for conspiring to hack phones of celebrities, the British royal family and politicians in a scandal dubbed as ‘Hackgate’

In Defence of... Vaidik?
Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:02,

Those who know Delhi journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik personally or were acquainted with him, would have never thought he would one day send our Parliament, TV channels and social media in a tizzy, that too over his meeting with 26/11 terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Pakistan

West Bengal: Why Is There Only Violence To Report?
Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:49,

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Tapas Pal courted controversy recently with his vitriolic and shameful speech threatening CPI (M) women supporters with rape. “I will shoot them myself… and let loose my men to rape your women,” Pal was reported as saying at a TMC rally

Virtualization Lends Wings To Social Media In Building World Festivals
Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:13,

In his column Media Mantras, Annurag Batra highlights how social media tools along with virtualization can prove to be a big game-changer for brands on a global scale

The Power of Tiered Towns
Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:09,

In his column Media Mantras, Annurag Batra talks about MNCs increasingly banking on the potential of Tier II and Tier III towns and how this trend eventually means good news for regional media

Silence, For Now, Could Be the Key For Modi-fied Govt
Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:06,

In his column Media Mantras, Annurag Batra analyzes Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silent approach and instructions to his Cabinet Ministers— asking them to avoid unnecessary interaction with the media—and whether this strategic silence works for or against the concept of a democracy

Modi govt’s right moves: Media must know what to do too
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:15,

In his column Media Mantras, Annurag Batra highlights how the new government and I&B Minister, Prakash Javadekar, have the media’s best interests in mind; and the onus now lies with the Fourth Estate to ensure that its role is not negated or diluted

Targeting wrong enemy: SP hits at media after gang-rapes
Sun, 06/15/2014 - 19:24,

In his column Media Mantras, Annurag Batra lists out the insensitivity of leaders from the Samajwadi Party in light of the horrific Badaun rape case news reports and how such actions affect the state government’s credibility and vitality

Muzzling Media in Coup-Ed up Thailand
Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:59,

In his column Media Mantras, Annurag Batra looks at Thailand where despite the issuance of a military order to clamp down on all media organizations, the media is still alive and cautions that if the sanctions of 2007 return, then social media could be targeted 

Fresh Blow from Pakistan as Two Journos Expelled
Mon, 05/26/2014 - 12:32,

One of the biggest challenges for the new government will be to improve relations with our neighbours, but the recent expulsion of two Indian journalists from Pakistan without any explanation has Annurag Batra analysing the fallout of this decision in his column Media Mantras