BY darius| IN OPINION |17/01/2007
Only three newspapers amongst those reviewed discussed the possibility of a conflict between Parliament and the Supreme Court.
BY darius| IN OPINION |04/11/2006
Only a few newspapers chose to write about the developments in Bangladesh and the two great exponents of foreign policy kept quiet.
BY darius| IN OPINION |25/10/2006
Which was more important? Pranab Mukherjee being moved out or Shivraj Patil not being moved out?
BY darius| IN OPINION |11/10/2006
Everyone wrote. They had to. But not everyone said anything that added to the Indian readersø understanding of the subject.
BY darius| IN OPINION |28/09/2006
A surfeit of events left leader writers confused about their relative importance, and not knowing what to say.
BY darius| IN OPINION |19/09/2006
Forget facts and consistency because both are inconvenient if you are covering the respective foreign ministries.
BY darius| IN OPINION |19/09/2006
Sometimes, the messenger does deserve to be shot. Only the Business Standard discussed the role of the media in the Pope affair.
BY darius| IN OPINION |10/09/2006
Leader writers in general dailies excel in peddling jargon, pomposity and simplification.
BY darius| IN OPINION |04/09/2006
The Pioneer took it squarely on the chin, The Hindu was indignant and full of adjectives and The Indian Express dwelt on the quality of Indian universities.
BY darius| IN OPINION |14/08/2006
Leader writers roundly criticised the finance minister, rightly so, but failed to deal with the real issues.
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Don't ask us what MeitY's committee on national investment in critical national infrastructure and digital broadcasting has to do with the regulation of online media content. But reports have it that the controversial  content regulation committee set up under the former Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani, has now quietly shifted to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). This is clearly one hot potato no one wants!                           

 

The Hindu  reports that  writer S Hareesh has withdrawn his novel Meesha which was being serialised in Mathrubhumi Weekly after threats from organisations of the Sangh Parivar. They also vandalised an exhibition organised by Mathrubhumi books in Kochi in protest. They found portions of a dialogue between two characters in the novel objectionable. The Mathrubhumi Weekly editor tweeted that literature was being mob lynched.                                

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