BY KALPANA SHARMA| IN OPINION |30/06/2014
Sometimes the press shows up in full strength at an event, asks lively questions --- and then nothing appears the next day.
BY KALPANA SHARMA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |22/11/2013
The incident reflects on the state of the Indian media as a whole and its attitude towards sexual harassment at the workplace and how it is to be handled,
BY KALPANA SHARMA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |25/08/2013
In its desire to give saturation coverage to such crimes, TOI led the way. But there were four oversights that ought to have been caught by alert editors.
BY KALPANA SHARMA| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |02/03/2013
So why did this issue not generate more discussion in the print media? Could it be linked to the fact that IIPM is a generous advertiser,
BY KALPANA SHARMA| IN OPINION |31/01/2013
News channels were quick to brand Ashis Nandy as casteist, but newsrooms themselves are staffed overwhelmingly by upper castes,
BY KALPANA SHARMA| IN OPINION |17/08/2012
The apparent ability of the media to make or break movements has generated unreal expectations among the public.
BY KALPANA SHARMA| IN OPINION |11/07/2012
The media are guilty of blindly reporting the motivated leaks by the police about Pinki Pramanik's sex.
BY KALPANA SHARMA| IN OPINION |07/06/2012
There is a difference between two toilets and two toilet blocks. There is a difference between the budget for sanitary repairs in a government office building and the sanitation budget of the government of India.
BY KALPANA SHARMA| IN OPINION |26/11/2011
Media makes personalities. It also breaks them. These last two weeks have been an illustration of how this happens and the 'personality' is Anna Hazare.
BY KALPANA SHARMA| IN OPINION |26/10/2011
The health of the Indian media is supposedly robust but the state of healthcare coverage in the Indian media is almost comatose. It snaps out of that coma only when 'health' and 'wealth' meet.
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ET reports that the Congress party will  have a hyperlocal social media strategy for the forthcoming state elections. It says the Congress social media cell has "identified block level social media warriors" who will give feedback on community level issues to the party's social media  war room. Such as which local temples  with a particular caste following the Congress state unit chief should visit, or in which areas farm loan waiver schemes are going badly, giving the Congress an issue to raise.                    

Doordarshan interviewed  two BJP ministers in the afternoon about what they thought of Rahul Gandhi's speech during the no-trust motion, and why BJP MPs had felt the need to come outside Parliament and attack him. Ministers of state Ashwini Chaubey and Ram Kirpal Yadav answered at considerable length and were allowed to have their say. The reporter also asked one of them what he thought about RG's hugging the PM and he effectively snorted in disapproval. When a panel discussion began after this,  more leading questions from the news anchor about this 'jadu ki jhappi."  And more criticism followed.                        

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