Media Studies
The COVID-19 Pandemic: An Analysis of Situation & Media Response

The COVID-19 aka Coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, in late December has now spread to 212 countries, areas and territories in the world.1 In India, the first case reported on 30 January 2020, in Thrissur district of Kerala. The ....

Misleading Reportage: India Remains a Miracle and Robust Democracy

A few days ago, a relative who lives in the US brought to my attention an article by Ramachandra Guha in The Washington Post of 14th August titled “India was a Miracle Democracy. But it’s Time to Downgrade its Credentials.” I wrote the ....

Constitutional Amendment: Reactions from the Sub-continent

On August 5, the Government of India repealed Article 370 of the Constitution which had accorded special status to the state of Jammu & Kashmir. It also bifurcated the state into two Union Territories - Jammu & Kashmir, and Ladakh. This essay looks a....

नए भारत का सपना पूरा करना

इस वर्ष स्वतंत्रता दिवस पर राष्ट्र के नाम अपने संदेश में प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने ऐसे “नए ....

Interview on Doklam Issue

Amb Ashok Kantha, Distinguished Fellow at the VIF and Director of The Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi, offered his expert views on the current Doklam stand-off during an interview to The Hindu. Readers would find this insightful analysis rath....

युद्ध टालने के लिए क्या बेहतर: आक्रामकता या शांति?

कोई जिम्मेदार देश युद्ध के लिए तभी तैयार होगा, जब कुछ ‘असाधारण’ घट जाए। ऐसा इसलिए है क्योंकि युद....

लाल बत्ती से छुटकारा - वीआईपी संस्कृति की समाप्ति

प्रसिद्ध यूनानी विचारक अरस्तू ने कहा था, “शुरुआत अच्छी हो तो सफलता मिलती ही है।” केंद्रीय मंत्....

मानव ढाल: कश्मीर में सेना के युवा अधिकारियों के सामने रोज़ रहती हैं असामान्य परिस्थितियां

बडगाम की घटना को सही संदर्भ में देखा जाना चाहिए। किसी बंधक को मानव ढाल की तरह इस्तेमाल करना न त....

Human Shield: Army’s Young Leaders are Confronted with Unusual Situations Daily in Kashmir

The incident at Budgam must be seen in the correct context. Using a hostage as a human shield is neither part of the army’s SOP, nor is it ever likely to be encouraged or repeated. But, have armchair strategists and promoters of human rights (fo....

Treason in the Garb of Free Speech Unacceptable

The controversy which has erupted at Ramjas College of Delhi University, will take some time to settle down. The narrative has been divided between ‘freedom of speech’ and ‘nationalism’. One had seen a similar incident exploding in Jawaharlal....

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