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  • Of ‘Pimple’ and ‘The Phenomenon’ Posted on 20 Jul,2012 | under MEDIA Ranjona Banerji recalls the Times of India Page 1 story on Rajesh Khanna’s marriage to Dimple Kapadia and how the superstar had a great relationship with the media

  • [MJR] Litfests: Boon or bane for Indian book market?

    [MJR] Litfests: Boon or bane for Indian book market? Posted on 01 Mar,2012 | under MEDIA These literary melas provide yet another celebrity event to fill the pages of our newspapers. They are also a tonic for our increasingly jaded elite.

  • Newswatch: Sanjay Kapoor on Team Anna & the fast co

    Newswatch: Sanjay Kapoor on Team Anna & the fast co Posted on 18 Jan,2012 | under MEDIA TV is an extremely expensive business and most news channels would not have gone overboard on Anna’s campaign if there was no promise of gains – present or in the future. Who put up the money for the coverage, asks Sanjay Kapoor.

  • Newswatch: Oswald Pereira on crime reporters and their tryst with the underworld

    Newswatch: Oswald Pereira on crime reporters and their tryst with the underworld Posted on 10 Jan,2012 | under MxM JOURNALISM REVIEW There was nothing romantic or glamorous about the crime beat, and Oswald Pereira still firmly believes that the best way to survive as a crime reporter is to draw a ‘Laxman Rekha’.

  • Newswatch by Madan Sabnavis: In media showbiz, real figures take a backseat

    Newswatch by Madan Sabnavis: In media showbiz, real figures take a backseat Posted on 21 Dec,2011 | under BLOGS Everybody wants to be a part of the action and the media is the vehicle to fame. Unfortunately there has been a tendency for single numbers to be blown up and the complete picture obfuscated to drive home a point.

  • Newswatch: Kalpana Sharma on the falling standards in newspapers

    Newswatch: Kalpana Sharma on the falling standards in newspapers Posted on 30 Nov,2011 | under BLOGS Earlier, nothing you wrote could find its way into print without passing through several filters. Much of this still exists but there is an obvious slackening of rigour, says Kalpana Sharma.

  • Newswatch: Irom Sharmila and the loneliness of the long-distance runner

    Newswatch: Irom Sharmila and the loneliness of the long-distance runner Posted on 24 Nov,2011 | under BLOGS It must come with a great deal of bewilderment for many to discover that a superhuman has the heart of a human within. This should not be a matter of discouragement but of elation.

  • Newswatch: Katju, a harmless Rip Van Winkle

    Newswatch: Katju, a harmless Rip Van Winkle Posted on 11 Nov,2011 | under MxM JOURNALISM REVIEW It is clear that Katju is a confused man and seems to miss both the woods and the trees, writes Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr

  • Newswatch: News cannot be customized

    Newswatch: News cannot be customized Posted on 10 Nov,2011 | under MxM JOURNALISM REVIEW The reader should not be choosing what he wants and ignoring the rest. For that he can walk through the libraries and go for the books he wants to read or even browse through racks of DVDs.

  • Shika Mukerjee: Mamata dream sequence ends

    Shika Mukerjee: Mamata dream sequence ends Posted on 01 Nov,2011 | under MxM JOURNALISM REVIEW Like a grand infatuation that is pursuing its natural course towards an inevitable end, the heady, halcyon days of the media’s romance with Mamata Banerjee as the harbinger of “change” or “parivartan” are coming to an end.

  • Modi and Gujarati media: Two swords in one sheath

    Modi and Gujarati media: Two swords in one sheath Posted on 21 Oct,2011 | under MxM JOURNALISM REVIEW Starting with the government’s failure to protect cows, the print media has been vociferous in its criticism of Modi

  • Media under scanner for Telangana coverage Posted on 18 Oct,2011 | under MxM JOURNALISM REVIEW The coverage of the Telangana unrest in Andhra Pradesh by the media has come under criticism for a variety of reasons

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