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Opinion | False Equivalence, Tokenism And The 'Both-sides' Journalism Debate

Opinion | False Equivalence, Tokenism And The 'Both-sides' Journalism Debate

Jun 21, 2020

While books have been written on the subject, the question continues to be raised: Does the right to free expression include the right to incite hatred, disrupt public order and create social tensions?

Doc, We’re In Trouble

Doc, We’re In Trouble

Oct 24, 2018

Healthcare, India’s great failure, has formed fearful, ugly scabs. This is an unflinching look.

National News As Private Party

National News As Private Party

Apr 12, 2018

A TV journalist burnt his fingers in a Gupta brothers’ venture in Zuma’s South Africa. His pacy account is an indictment of a thoroughly corrupt regime.

Turn Of The Apparatchik

Turn Of The Apparatchik

Mar 17, 2016

Bidwai’s last book is a passionate analysis of the Left’s loss of relevance

Why I Love <i>Outlook</i>

Why I Love Outlook

Feb 27, 2015

My weekly fix of left-wing liberalism coupled with large dollops of masala sex and mirchi violence.

Notes On The Margin

Notes On The Margin

Oct 31, 2014

Highly recommended reading, not only for those who are part of the media in India but those who are not as well.

In Our Gaseous State

In Our Gaseous State

Apr 04, 2014

Exclusive extracts from a new book on the KG Basin gas controversy reveals for the first time the views of two key players well acquainted, through first-hand knowledge, with Reliance’s moves on the pricing and use of natural gas

Not Only About Saints

Not Only About Saints

Sep 27, 2013

When we were callow young Stephanians during the Emergency

The Priming Of A Scion

The Priming Of A Scion

Feb 03, 2012

Not quite an ‘authoritative’ biography, simply because it comes a bit too early

Carrots? Here’s A Stick!

Carrots? Here’s A Stick!

Feb 03, 2012

The PM, Raja, TRAI, telecom firms... the apex court lets no one off the hook

Many Openings

Many Openings

Mar 26, 2011

More than mere autobiography, this book encompasses a large slice of contemporary history

Cut-Rate Democracy

Cut-Rate Democracy

Oct 23, 2010

Pay and they will publish you. It’s a short stop to doomsday from here for our media.

'Paid News': The Buried Report

'Paid News': The Buried Report

Aug 06, 2010

The report they don't want you to read. Full text of the controversial report by the Press Council of India's subcommittee to probe the Paid News scandal

Is The Doctor In?

Is The Doctor In?

Oct 31, 2009

Tell-tale flotsam establishes A. Raja’s culpability in the telecom scam

A Love of Maya

A Love of Maya

May 10, 2008

Not an "official" biography but the author, more than just a grudging admirer of Mayawati, takes us on a thrilling ride through her political career.

Their Precious Puzzles

Their Precious Puzzles

Jun 30, 2007

WPI, the official barometer to measure inflation, doesn't reflect retail realities

Ex & Y Factor

Ex & Y Factor

Jan 27, 2007

Is India's top science man, R.A. Mashelkar, guilty of compromising national interest, and misusing status for personal gain?

Foment In RIGzone

Foment In RIGzone

Dec 02, 2006

Is ONGC a victim? Should private players be favoured? A rift flares up.

Karachi Jalwa

Karachi Jalwa

Aug 26, 2006

The KSE was voted "best performing" for four years. Is it ready for the big league?

Deng Puffs 555

Deng Puffs 555

May 27, 2006

Table Reserved

Table Reserved

Apr 29, 2006

Promoted to RBI dy governor, then demoted. Is his caste the issue?

Changing The Rules In Mid-Air

Changing The Rules In Mid-Air

Feb 04, 2006

The manner in which the airport privatisation bids were handled has raised many questions

A Muddied Tarmac

A Muddied Tarmac

Jan 14, 2006

The government finds flaws in the airport revamp bids. Pulls up Reliance. Updates

Mama's Boys, Is That Them?

Mama's Boys, Is That Them?

Jul 23, 2005

Avid newspaper readers seeking exclusive tidbits may be disappointed but the book does more than rehash the numerous articles that have appeared on Reliance.

Down The Foggy Ruins Of Time

Down The Foggy Ruins Of Time

May 14, 2005

Marqusee captures the spirit of an epoch that has gone by but still lives within many of us. In Dylan's own words: "Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now".

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