BY TCA SRINIVASA RAGHAVAN| IN BOOKS |02/01/2017
The author interviewed several of those who troll. They belong to the lower sub-stratum of the BJP, which has a pretty sophisticated upper stratum as well.
BY TCA SRINIVASA RAGHAVAN| IN OPINION |22/08/2016
Journalists have lost all sense of proportion in the attention they give to a routine technocratic appointment that means little to the citizen,
BY TCA SRINIVASA RAGHAVAN| IN BOOKS |23/10/2015
Since Modi became PM a vigorous debate has been going on about the intellectual atmosphere in the country. But who exactly is an intellectual? Who creates them?
To give or not to give a byline is an existential question. The use of bylines has waxed and waned over the years.
BY TCA SRINIVASA RAGHAVAN| IN OPINION |15/07/2015
The edit page has become like nipples on the male chest: decorative but useless.
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Do web teams of newspapers normally quote other newspapers?  The DNA Web Team and FE (Financial Express) Online this week quoted articles from TOIIndian Express and HT in which Muslims working for Yogi Adityanath had been interviewed. DNA did this on two consecutive days, March 20 and 21. While only the March 20 report had a line in which the Web Team had passed its own judgment - ``However, the religious leader, often vilified for his brand of politics...'', the FE Online article   read like an opinion piece. It even included this comment, without backing it up with any proof: ``The facts of the Mutt show that Yogi has been wrongly painted as anti-Muslim by the media. His followers say that Yogi does not oppose Muslims but Wahabi Islam, which is believed to be behind the rise of terrorism across the world.''  Intriguing.

 

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh has appointed his old band of loyalists as advisors. Among them is senior journalist Raveen Thukral, who has remained closely associated with him and had been advising him on media during the run up to the elections. He becomes media advisor to the chief minister with the rank of a Minister of State. Also back in action is his former media advisor BIS Chahal, and a former employee in the Public Relations Department. Chahal is now advisor to the CM, also with the rank of minister of state. Singh's media manager Vimal Sumbly will now be his press secretary.

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