What is FirstPost trying to prove with its selective posting?

This tweet was re-tweeted by FirstPost. It is Modi is wishing Mohammed Sami for the World Cup. The instant connection almost any one can be expected to make is this - "Huh. Modi is reaching out to Muslims after Delhi?". As it turns out, that was a complete lie. You see, if readers had gone to Modi's actual Twitter page,… Continue reading What is FirstPost trying to prove with its selective posting?

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Modi vs Cantonments: Some media have lost their mind

Image: http://www.narendramodi.in The Varanasi cantonment is the body responsible for the civil administration of 1179 acres of land, containing 17000 or so people. It's official duties include things like installing streetlights, approving road construction and cleaning drains and ponds. It is currently being run by 8 people, who don't matter to anyone outside that place.… Continue reading Modi vs Cantonments: Some media have lost their mind

Headlines I would like to see

As I sat there bored and rifling through the newspapers that are kept in places like this for people like me, it occurred to me that how I imagined some of these stories should be was in fact, far better than how the stories actually read. So here are three of my best. Please remember… Continue reading Headlines I would like to see

What does Shri. Katju think the Press is for?

Press Council head honcho Markandey Katju warned that "freedom of Press" was not "absolute" and it would be "crushed" if journalists were not serving the nation. (You can read up on all of his accusations - here. It has cricket and fashion shows in it.) Let me take up that part of it that made… Continue reading What does Shri. Katju think the Press is for?