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Big Lies: 1. Multiple media houses: Arunachal Governor cites 'Cowslaughter' as the reason of President's rule Reports such as the above have been circulating in many media houses which say Cow Slaughter was the reason cited by the Governor as reason for imposing Presidents Rule in Arunachal Pradesh. We had written a separate post how such news reports were highly misleading. First of all, the Governor has himself denied this and has said he had mentioned the slaughter of a Mithun, and not that of cow. Secondly, the real reasons for President's rule was the break down of the constitutional rules. Congress party had...
Smriti Irani catches Rajdeep Sardesai's spin
An obtuse argument has been floated in the name of Right to Pray.
Not just media, even social media can be a fertile place for hitjobs.
Man arrested for a facebook post against Tipu Sultan; Media doesn't care about him
Shramdaan India team goes across different corners of India; makes the Clean India mission larger than previous time
Even though it's part of declassified files, Congress claims the letter is fake.
Massive twist to Rohit Vemula "Dalit" "Suicide" case as the father speaks up on various issues
Haryana's turnaround is really inspiring
StartUp India, an ambitious move in the right direction
Rahul Gandhi inconveniences Mumbaikars on his comeback
Masood Azhar finds sympathizers and apologists in India.
Kiku Sharda is arrested for mimicking Gurmeet Ram Rahim.
Big Lies: 1. 9 December 2015: Zee News - Where's the Indian Flag at Sushma Swaraj-Nawaz Sharif Meet in Islamabad In an attempt to blindly follow and spread the propaganda being spread by controversial AAP leader Kumar Vishwas, Zee News carried a news item which asked why India's flag was missing. It said that generally in such meetings when leaders of 2 countries meet formally, flags of both nations are displayed. What they did not think about was the fact that this was not a bilateral meeting between equally ranked people. Hence the flag was missing. Soon social media was abuzz...
National Media was clueless about the featured image used by them. To hide their incompetence, they made it a political story.
Call it a novel idea, call it "Tughlaq-esque", Delhi's Odd-Even plan caught the eye of many in India and most on social media. One of the reasons for this could be our Delhi based media's infatuation with the Delhi state Government which often leads it to conflate stories which are important to Delhi, with stories which matter for India as a whole. Add to that Arvind Kejriwal's penchant for making a media spectacle out of anything he does (based on advice from his Guru Rajdeep Sardesai) and you have a sure shot prime-time debate topic. So did this Odd-Even experiment work based...
In 2015, Social Media also acted as a medium to carry and spread inspirational stories which would have lost otherwise
The best of 2015 all at one place
How a District Magistrate reinstated lost social status of a widow in Gopalganj district of Bihar
Arvind Kejriwal stands on weak ground so far as case against his principal secretary is concerned.
Big Lies 1. 27 November 2015: IndiaTimes - Prime Minister Narendra Modi Caught Sleeping During Parliament Session We had written on this in more detail here. Indiatimes declared that PM Modi was sleeping in the parliament during session, based on some pictures floating on social media. While they chose to believe this information from social media, they turned a blind eye to the other information from social media it self which released the full video of the time when Modi was "sleeping". From the video it was clear that Modi had only looked down for a few seconds and was far from...
MPs belonging to the “tolerant” parties have filed a privilege motion against Mr. Panda for his views on powers of Rajya Sabha.
Mishra said that communal divide had always existed in the country and everyone, including Congress and Left, had only worked to widen it.
Media and Social Media spiced up a small fight between two groups as a national issue without verifying facts or full story.
Marathi newspaper Lokmat wrote an article on how ISIS receives funding. It received attacks and an FIR.