Archive for February, 2013

Media-corporate alliances institutionalises third party interests, resulting in conflicts of interests, says PARANJOY GUHA THAKURTA

Feb 25, 2013 No Comments

In July and August, instead of breaking news, Deccan Chronicle, reportedly the largest-selling English daily published out of Hyderabad, was making news, especially on the pages of its rival publications such as The Times of India. The newspaper’s publisher Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited (DCHL) and its flamboyant chairman T. Venkattram Reddy are going through their [...]

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Media cross ownership allows cartels to obstruct diverse thought, says PARANJOY GUHA THAKURTA

Feb 22, 2013 No Comments

Consolidation of media activities is formalized through conglomerates and increased corporate institutionalism. A look at the business activities of some of the leading media organisations in the world confirm the proposition that economies of scale lead to the formation of oligarchic markets. In India, however, the formation of new media conglomerates in recent times is [...]

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Indie filmmaker MOZEZ SINGH is enthralled by TOWER, & speaks to its author AVAN JESIA

Feb 22, 2013 No Comments

Q. You have a way with words. You know how to turn, twist, hurl, unfurl them in a way that is very hypnotic. Has it always been so? Were you always a writer? A. Thank you! I’ve written for several years, and I think that’s true for a lot of people who are besotted with [...]

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A soggy, wafer screenplay flubs what could have been a modern classic, rues FILM DOCTOR

Feb 22, 2013 No Comments

RATING: ** 1/2 Director- Writer: Neeraj Pandey Cast: Akshay Kumar, Manoj Bajpai, Anupam Kher, Jimmy Shergill and someone called Kajal Aggarwal Producer: Deepak Gawade, Kumar Mangat and Shital Bhatia Music: M.M. Karim and Himesh Reshammiya ——————- The plot, based on a true event, can easily be described in one line- A group of conmen, disguised [...]

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Kamini Jaiswal, Ram Jethmalani & Nandita Haksar say why they helped only Prof Geelani, to VRINDA GOPINATH

Feb 13, 2013 No Comments

Even as a stunned media has guilt-tripped to non-stop coverage of the Afzal Guru hanging (how come these searing questions about the state and courts’ fallibility were never asked so passionately before the hanging?) one of the most glaring question that stares you in the face is that: Was Azal Guru a victim for being [...]

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