With technology playing a crucial role in the media, the Fourth Estate has begun to impact our lives in a way that puts nearly everything in the witness box of society, says Annurag Batra.
Justice does not only mean punishment. It means honouring the incident, the victim, the people, the law and the country, says Annurag Batra.
The day Sachin Tendulkar played his last match felt like Armageddon for his billion fans and both national and international media showered praises on the Little Master, observes Annurag Batra.
While the Indian media mostly applauded the launch of the Mars-bound Mangalyaan, the international media were conspicuously cautious, oberves Annurag Batra.
It is a fact that a ban on opinion polls serves no purpose other than to deny voters information on the voting choices others make based on issues like price rise, corruption and jobs, says Annurag Batra.
The government needs to know that a democracy cannot operate in the absence of an active media, says Annurag Batra.
The media went berserk as news of cyclone Phailin approaching broke, and both national and regional media were quick to set up 24X7 control rooms to track its downfall, recalls Annurag Batra.
The industry has been challenged by the launch of complex media devices and emergence of new business models and revenue streams, says Annurag Batra.
While politicians across parties had criticised the ordinance, the government was forced to withdraw it after Gandhi termed it as “nonsense” and sought its immediate withdrawal, says Annurag Batra.
After 24-year-old Nina Davuluri of Indian origin was crowned Miss America, the first Indian American to hold the title, social media was abuzz with racist slurs, displaying not just abuse but hatred, and above all, ignorance.