MEDIA MANTRAS

Media on trial in Egypt
Sun, 03/02/2014 - 14:07,

In his column Media Mantras, Annurag Batra comments on the grave situation in Egypt where journalists have been arrested and accused of having connections with a ‘terrorist group. He ponders why journalists should be punished for simply doing their job

Online fury as penguin India withdraws book on Hinduism
Sun, 02/23/2014 - 18:51,

In his column Media Mantras, Annurag Batra dwells on how the banning of Wendy Doniger’s book, ‘The Hindus: An Alternative History’ represents the collapse of our politico-intellectual space at a time when we look forward to electing a modern, pro- development government

The case against a wage board for newspapers
Sun, 02/16/2014 - 21:05,

In his column Media Mantras, Annurag Batra debates why the Majithia Wage Board is no longer relevant and what could be the repercussions of the Supreme Court verdict upholding Majithia Wage Board’s recommendations

Instant remorse served. Thank you, IRS
Mon, 02/10/2014 - 12:54,

In his column Media Mantras, Annurag Batra quips that the IRS imbroglio has done the unimaginable- united Indian media owners in their rejection of IRS! He also raises fundamental questions related to the issue, while questioning whether IRS 2014 is a case of too much promised and too little delivered

Does India need a truly international channel?
Mon, 02/03/2014 - 10:56,

In his column 'Media Mantras', Annurag Batra ponders over the lack of comprehensive international coverage on Indian news channels and believes that Indian channels should have more global content, especially since viewers are part of the globalized world.

Holy cap! The broadcaster’s burden
Sun, 01/26/2014 - 19:54,

In his column 'Media Mantras', Annurag Batra makes a point for broadcasters, explains why I&B Minister Manish Tewari must intervene on the ad limit per hour of television programming issue

Congress hires PR to boost image
Sun, 01/19/2014 - 17:58,

As the country goes into election mode, the Congress Party kickstarts its campaign by hiring PR firms, to help bolster the image of the party and Rahul Gandhi

Media needs to introspect even as Justice Ganguly steps down
Sun, 01/12/2014 - 16:53,

Every allegation of rape and sexual violence is serious and needs to be investigated according to the due process of law, says Annurag Batra

Tilting: Media's bane
Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:16,

Is the Indian journalist trying to be more relevant by having a point of view, and in the process losing his/her ability to be the most effective upholder of democratic values, asks Annurag Batra.

How Bollywood’s in on the social media craze
Mon, 12/16/2013 - 12:02,

Social media has changed the dynamics of interaction between celebs and the world, observes Annurag Batra. 

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