HARD KNOCKS

  • Anil Thakraney: Rape: News channels get it all wrong

    Anil Thakraney: Rape: News channels get it all wrong Posted on 27 Aug,2013 | under ADVERTISING While Anil Thakraney has taken a break from his writing (a well-deserved one, since he’s been writing every day for nearly two years), he couldn’t hold himself back from writing this one.

  • Anil Thakraney: Khans are misusing their charisma

    Anil Thakraney: Khans are misusing their charisma Posted on 14 Aug,2013 | under ADVERTISING SRK and Salman must understand that movie-making is an art, a creative process, it’s not the same as selling cars and underwear, writes Anil Thakraney

  • Anil Thakraney: Prison Break Diary

    Anil Thakraney: Prison Break Diary Posted on 12 Aug,2013 | under ADVERTISING In desi soaps, you can not only predict what will happen in the next episode, you can correctly guess the story twenty episodes down the line, writes Anil Thakraney

  • Anil Thakraney: Media needs to go beyond Durga

    Anil Thakraney: Media needs to go beyond Durga Posted on 07 Aug,2013 | under ADVERTISING The media must focus on a structural change, one that will have a long-term impact on the nation. Bureaucrats must have enough teeth to put checks and balances on chor netas and stand up to them, writes Anil Thakraney

  • Anil Thakraney: Lucky De

    Anil Thakraney: Lucky De Posted on 02 Aug,2013 | under ADVERTISING Here was a chance for De to stand up for the right thing, to be a leader for change, a feisty leader we badly need. But she got cold feet and ducked out, writes Anil Thakraney

  • Anil Thakraney: Omnicom/Publicis merger: Nothing will change

    Anil Thakraney: Omnicom/Publicis merger: Nothing will change Posted on 31 Jul,2013 | under ADVERTISING As long as the money tree grows, ‘culture and value’ differences get sorted in double quick time, writes Anil Thakraney

  • Anil Thakraney: Brouhaha over potholes is silly

    Anil Thakraney: Brouhaha over potholes is silly Posted on 29 Jul,2013 | under ADVERTISING The entire media effort should be on exposing, and naming and shaming the individuals and groups responsible for this mess of potholes, writes Anil Thakraney

  • Anil Thakraney: Palghar FB case: Cops need to be punished

    Anil Thakraney: Palghar FB case: Cops need to be punished Posted on 26 Jul,2013 | under ADVERTISING What happened to the girls was outrageous. It not only assassinated their right to free speech, the action taken by the cops was completely unjust, writes Anil Thakraney

  • Anil Thakraney: Is the urban bias finally disappearing?

    Anil Thakraney: Is the urban bias finally disappearing? Posted on 24 Jul,2013 | under ADVERTISING The pressure must go on till we see real change, not just when it comes to the food-safety of kids in Chhapra, but all over India, writes Anil Thakraney

  • Anil Thakraney: Balika Vadhu on Colors was a game-changer

    Anil Thakraney: Balika Vadhu on Colors was a game-changer Posted on 22 Jul,2013 | under ADVERTISING For the next five years, Anil Thakraney advises the channel to towards creating more game-changing programmes

  • Anil Thakraney: A night at the dance bar

    Anil Thakraney: A night at the dance bar Posted on 19 Jul,2013 | under ADVERTISING Anil Thakraney remembers the sting he did for Mid-Day on Mumbai’s dance bar girls where he danced with them, picked on one girl, showered money on her, and… Well, read on

  • Anil Thakraney: Reportage must be free of bias

    Anil Thakraney: Reportage must be free of bias Posted on 17 Jul,2013 | under ADVERTISING Anil Thakraney on how The Times of India report on the tortuous time a lady exec with an artificial limb had at the airport ought to have got the version from the security staff