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After being questioned on Agusta and abusive messages, Rajdeep Sardesai deactivates “hacked” Twitter account

My account was hacked says Rajdeep who sent abusive message to Agusta trollers

Shocking: Rajdeep Sardesai loses cool, abuses Twitter users via Direct Message

When the going gets tough, senior editors resort to abuse and victimhood.

Why people love to hate Barkha Dutt

She is not hated because she is an independent woman, but because she is a bad journalist.

Check pictures on condom packs and explain “daaru” in a random song: Courts to govt

While the Chief Justice of India says that the judges were overworked, courts are admitting and entertaining frivolous PILs.

Indian judiciary on a roller-coaster ride?

Continuous finger pointing not only reduces public faith in the constitutional offices of the parliament but also reduces the credibility of the name-caller.

Why the leftist elite loves the leftist lout Kanhaiya Kumar

The leftist elites frown upon the unwashed masses, whom they considered casteist and communal. But why do they love Kanhaiya?

Interview of an RSS leader that the mainstream media refused to publish

An interview conducted by a reporter, but a leading newspaper refused to publish it.

CNN News 18 gets a lesson in reporting from the HRD Minister

Another day, another MSM attempt to obfuscate the truth

Kanhaiya’s “attacker” a “BJP office bearer”? Media and Kanhaiya lie again…

How a social media rumour becomes news for some news portals.

Did someone really try to “strangulate” Kanhaiya Kumar?

Was it an ordinary brawl between two individuals converted into a political slug-fest?

The-Lying-Lama on Twitter: The guy who’s gets Rajdeep Sardesai’s goat, everytime

A Twitter user @KyaUkhaadLega has replied to tweets by journalist Rajdeep Sardesai many times, and the replies are absolutely hilarious.

A thought experiment: Srinagar as the ’Summer Capital’ of India – If I were Modi

Unique problems require unique solutions, has the time come for this?

World Book Day – Five Books To Read

This world book day, treat yourself with these books

Kerala: Lives lost, limbs lost, but not hope – the story of Sadanandan Master

Advaita Kala writes about her experience of being in Kannur in Kerala, where communists have killed many Hindu activists.

Media is spreading negativity, though most Indians are positive: Harsha Bhogle

Though Harsha had bitter experience of late in his professional life, he believes Indians should stay positive.

Janta Ka Reporter lies, leads MSM on a wild goose chase: Aamir did not adopt any village

Did the national media take the entire country for a ride based on a WhatsApp message?

Chidambaram and the art of misplacing documents

How do important documents get misplaced so often?

Truth about “Chandigarh bans miniskirts in Discos” story reported by the media

Another MSM hitjob which is result of either utter incompetence or malafide intent.

Dear Mr Kejriwal – Spare the Startups!

Start-ups which disrupted a jaded industry and revolutionised business should not be penalised.

Why Arvind Kejriwal’s surge against Ola and Uber is cheap populism

A simple explanation in a layman’s language on why the move by the Kejriwal government is counterproductive.

AAP Government to Journalists: My way or get lost you Sanghi Bhakt

In Kejriwal Raj, journalists have to tow his line

Is a scam unfolding in Delhi’s Odd-Even part 2?

Odd Even Part-2 and the question media should ask about it

Emaar MGF, Gandhis, Tea Estates, Dehradun and a sweet deal gone sour

In 10 years, this company in Uttarakhand would have sold land at 15x the price, but...

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau does his own “Krantikari” interview

Was it Justin Trudeau manipulating media to his advantage?

Kancha Ilaiah and his gems on ‘Nationalism’

Kancha Ilaiah's bigotry and hatred is venerated by India's intellectuals

Top Media Lies of March 2016

Top lies spread by the mainstream media in the month of March 2016.

Senior leaders of AAP share fake and misleading reports about atrocities on dalits

In the age of rumor mongering on social media, political leaders must be more responsible in their communication.

U/A rating for Jungle Book? Nihalani may be right on this one (for once)

Is the Jungle Book really scary for children?

Give back our Tiranga and evacuate us from here: NIT Srinagar students tell the government

Scared students want to go home and come back to a campus that has been shifted to a safe city.

Journalists and media spread caste hatred by spreading fake news pitting Dalit vs Upper castes

Police ruled out caste angle in a case which was promoted by media as Dalits vs Upper caste

Social media protests over police action in NIT Srinagar campus

Students under attack for standing up to a group who was chanting anti-India slogans

Save Our Children: Analysis of History books studied through ICSE syllabus for schools

A deep dive into the books used for teaching our children reveals much work is needed

A Jeweller’s plea: Stop this nonsensical strike over Excise Duty

The low-down on the excise on jewellery controversy

Yatra.com faces hostility from the “Tolerants” for spoof on Kanhaiya

No jokes on Kanhaiya please, say Indian "left liberals"

Hrithik Roshan apologises for his tweet which caused “hurt” to the Pope, Twitter reacts

An alleged 'joke' on the Pope, a legal notice, and an apology from a star.

Anti-India celebrations in NIT Srinagar after India lost to West Indies in the WC semis

Anti-India slogans were raised in NIT Srinagar after India lost to West Indies in the World Cup

Mr Home Minister – Time to go all-in to end Left wing extremism

"Left wing extremism" must be put to a complete end now. Else, people will conclude that this government has been equally inept in tackling this menace.

Hrithik Roshan gets legal notice for “joke” on “Pope”

Will the moral compass of gatekeepers of Freedom of Expression allow them to speak out on this?

Reviving Indian Textbooks: The Gandhi Parivar files

Sonia, Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi, all find a mention in India's school books. Catching them young?

Terror attack in Pakistan, but Indian media shamed

Pakistan media authorities take a dig at Indian media even as Indian journalists spread propaganda

Congress Social Media team caught spreading photoshopped pics

A fake picture of a survey showing PM Modi in poor light was circulated on social media

Newslaundry covers Assam elections – sans facts

A fact-checking site gets its basic facts wrong.

Rectifying Washington Post bias about the Indian Media

Washington Post creates a story on journalism in India based on half-baked data.

The 10 things media won’t shout about Sri Sri’s World Culture Festival

A grand International event took place in Delhi but India media was fixated only on the negatives

Translated: The Editorial on Mother Teresa for which a Marathi newspaper had to apologize

The editorial for which a Marathi daily's editor had to apologize - Not Intolerance

Niti Aayog CEO uses social media to call out The Hindu journalist’s gossip

'absolute falsehood & utter garbage' was the response of the CEO of Niti Aayog to a journalist's claims

Perils of living in the age of instant outrage by media and social media

Quick to Abuse/ defame and late/negligient in apologising is what is driving media these days

When JNU shouted slogans of Azaadi along with Bharat Mata Ki Jai

The left-wing lobby of India that keeps talking about freedom of alternative opinions, is trying to stifle 'Buddha In A Traffic Jam' because of ideological disagreements.

Academics protest over proposal to consider that India didn’t exist at all before 1947

A proposal has been sent to California Board of Education in US to call pre-independence India as ‘South Asia’.

Art of Living Swami accuses Sagarika Ghose of pleading for mercy from Sri Sri for “peddling lies”

Sagarika had misguided viewers by misusing a Sri Sri Interview in 2011

ABP News Editor accuses Radio Mirchi VP of sharing fake video

Fake videos can get people into trouble and a VP of a Radio channel should be careful.

Marathi newspaper apologizes for saying the bitter truth about Mother Teresa

There were no widespread protests, so who pressurized the newspaper?

Meet Dr Manish Pandit, the maker of the Ishrat Conspiracy docudrama – On Media, Ishat and Firstpost

Dr. Pandit reveals all about the Ishrat Jahan docudrama and surrounding controversies.

Police detains man accused of forging RTI query to show anti-Muslim bias of Modi govt

Pushp Sharma, the controversial journalist earlier arrested for extortion, has been picked for questioning.

Bhak Stops Here: The news that made news – February 2016

Analysis of top stories which of February

Why is “Nation-State” Important?

It is better to learn from history than to learn from experience

Twitter abuzz with speculations over Vijay Mallya’s connection with Aakar Patel

On Sunday night, Twitter discovered that Amnesty India's Aakar Patel was connected to Vijay Mallya.

Hatred for Sri Sri grows. Political parties and journalists are editing videos to spread rumors

Haters of Sri Sri are spreading rumors by editing videos and photos of the World Cultural Festival event

Explained – the Marital Rape law debate for the rest of us

The issue of marital rape, and why India is not ready to make it a criminal offense.

Meet the journalism student who almost lost his career for shouting anti-Barkha Dutt slogans

A young graduate of IIMC struggled for his livelihood for years, just because he shouted slogans against Barkha Dutt

Top Lies spread by Indian Media in February 2016

A compendium of media untruths from February 2016

Twitter mob along with twitter india employee bully a 15yr old girl for having an opinion

Jhanvi Behal became a victim of cyberbullying for expressing her views.

Sri Sri speaks to us: World Culture Festival, Intolerance, Beef ban and much more

In a free-wheeling interview, HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar speaks to us on a variety of issues

What were you doing when you were 28?

What were you doing when you were 28?

Kejriwal shared fake “Pakistan Zindabad” JNU video to target ABVP, will he apologise?

Will action be taken on those who spread falsehoods on social media?

Proud of You, Media!

Indian media continues to surprise us. Many of the earlier analysis of the media was wrong. Glad that they are back to responsible journalism.

Reviving Indian Textbooks: The Barkha files

Barkha Dutt's story was found in textbooks Indian students read

What the courts say in Kanhaiya’s bail order

Bail for Kanhaiya - But Conditions Apply

The explosive documentary on Ishrat Jahan which media refused to screen in 2014

A detailed documentary on Ishrat Jahan was purposefully ignored by the Indian media in 2014

The EPF mess and how not to bring in a taxation change

The outrage over EPF and the genesis

AAP MLA abuses Modi Govt in public, asks crowd to support an alleged ISIS ideologue

A shocking video of an AAP MLA publically using abusive words for the Modi Government has surfaced out. A video posted on a blog named TheLotPot shows AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan jubilantly saying, "Jis tarah se ye Haramkhor Modi Sarkar..." in a public rally and gathering applause from the audience. The controversial MLA of AAP was supporting and defending Mufti Qasmi, who was arrested for delivering provocative and inflammatory speeches in support of the Caliphate. Not only that, as shown in the video, Amanatullah Khan also provoked the Muslim community to do gherao of the Home Minister's residence. He can be clearly heard emphasizing on the Muslim...

The only summary of Union Budget 2016-17 you need to read

This budget presents a believable picture on the numbers and outlines the priority area of government spending without doing anything fancy.

The Indian media ‘Fauxars’ – Awards recognising Faux news

Its time for the Red Maoist Carpet

‘Viral Sach’ fact-checker of ABP News itself becomes a liar

ABP News caught is the lies of "Viral Sach"

SaveOurChildren – an initiative to correct our Education System

An effort to redeem our children's education

Twitterati respond to Rage of the Left Liberal Media

When a magazine saw the Outlook of Indians

An open letter to Rahul Gandhi from an Indian

Rahul Gandhi must face some tough questions

Meet NDTV’s Vishnu Som

Vishnu Som boasts of a chequered past

Rajdeep didn’t declare Dawood a patriot, but he did give a ‘context’ to his terrorism

Rajdeep Sardesai didn’t call Dawood Ibrahim a patriot, but he virtually painted him a victim.

Open Letter to Barkha Dutt from a Social Media Sanghi communal troll

Barkha Dutt's letter is a consortium of lies and half-truths

Lies, manipulations, insults – What Indian media gives to our Army

NDTV and Firstpost were the first to exploit a soldier's death

Pro-Afzal and anti-BJP reporter resigns from Zee News, media paints him “neutral”

How media glorified a Pro-Afzal and anti-BJP reporter who resigned from Zee News as a neutral journalist

Yes Ravish Kumar, Indian media is indeed a dark place

Ravish Kumar's sanctimonious rant is hypocritical

‘Liberals’ demand National Flag be declared a dangerous weapon; file PIL in Supreme Court

Adarsh Liberals have today filed a PIL in the Supreme Court demanding the national flag be declared a dangerous weapon.

An open letter to Rajdeep “IAmAntiNational” Sardesai

Rajdeep's open letter is a desperate attempt at survival in media.

How ScoopWhoop uses all tricks in the trade to white-wash JNU incident

Has Scoopwhoop, which is essentially an Indian buzzfeed, plunged into news making and reporting now? From their latest video "Inside JNU - In search of the truth", it certainly seems so. In the afore-mentioned video, Scoopwhoop has tried to present what they call the "truth" behind the anti-national sloganeering. The result is pathetic and hilarious. The video starts off with a JNU student, Pankhuri Zaheer, narrating how JNU has been branded as anti-national and how they are being targetted by people. Nothing like an emotional tug to start the propaganda. By the way, Pankhuri Zaheer's facebook posts show she addresses...

JNU issue: If sedition laws must go away, so should our blasphemy laws!

Is nation greater or religion for the "FoEktards"

Open Letter to JNUites from a Social Science Researcher of IIT

Discuss, debate, dissent but please, don’t be disloyal.

Why Indian media is against Arnab but India isn’t

Top journalists and commentators want 'boycott' of Arnab, but the people appear to be standing with him. Why?

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