November 26, Dus Saal Baad

26 Nov,2018


By A Correspondent


For news journalism in India, the Mumbai terror siege was a gamechanger. News channels had gained ground from the mid- to late 1990s, they played a key role in covering various political and social events in the period, Kargil, the Gujarat riots, the no-condidence motion that Atal Behari Vajpayee lost, the various Budget presentations, the various cricketing specials… but the Mumbai terror siege starting November 26 saw news television play a dominating role in news breaks.


MxMIndia pays tribute to the departed soul and salutes all those who fought the terrorists and helped in those trying circumstances.


The Amul ad that you see above was released on the first anniversary of the terror siege.


At MxMIndia, we’ve carried many articles on the media coverage of the terror strike. Here, we bring you some of the articles we published on November 25, 2013 to mark the fifth anniversary of the attack.



What’s made Arnab the Face of News TV

The events of November 26, 2008 and thereafter saw the rise and rise of Republic TV editor-in-chief and chief promoter Arnab Goswami. A freewheeling chat with Goswami when he was Editor-in-Chief of Times Now.


Sebastian ‘Saby’ D’Souza: I want to erase the event from my memory completely

Other than images of the Taj Mahal hotel and scenes of frenzy around the spots where the terrorist had struck, the Mumbai Mirror picture Ajmal Kasab in the concourse of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) got Saby much fame and accolades. But the ace photographer says he doesn’t like to about the event. “I want to erase the event from my memory completely. I wish it had never happened,” he told us.


Ranjona Banerji: 26/11 – battleground news channels and newspapers

If 26/11 was the making of Times Now, it was also a battleground for newspapers, writes Ranjona Banerji. For journalists, it was the story of the decade playing out in front of one’s eyes.


Sachin Kalbag: No time for water, no time to blink

Hindustan Times Executive Editor Sachin Kalbag reported on the Mumbai terror siege for Delhi’s Mail Today, where he worked as Senior Editor from 2008 to 2011. Here, he recounts the hardships faced by journalists covering the Mumbai terror siege. This article was written when Kalbag was Execuitve Editor at MiD-Day


Page 1 of some Mumbai dailies – Nov 27-30, 2008

The following are the front pages of some Mumbai dailies from November 27-30, 2008

Page of some Mumbai dailies – Nov 27-30, 2008


Amul ads on the terror attack & after

The creatives we see on Amul Butter’s billboards are excellent indicators of popular mood and perception. Here we bring you some of these released after November 26, 2008 and until the Kasab hanging.

Amul ads on the terror attack & after


Ranjona Banerji is a senior journalist and commentator. She is also Consulting Editor, MxMIndia. The views here are personal


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