Archive for the “Media and Entertainment” category

NDTV discussion on suspension of Uber and other taxi aggregators

by Ritwik on December 10, 2014

NDTV discussion hosted by Ravish Kumar in which I participated. The topic was the suspension of services of Uber and other taxi aggregators in light of allegations that an Uber driver raped a passenger.

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A word of thanks

by Ritwik on February 23, 2014

Thank you all for making our public meeting on ‘Justice, Human Rights and Media Trials’ organized under the banner of the Campaign for Khurshid Anwar a big success with your enthusiastic and active participation in large numbers. The large Press (…)

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On Tehelka’s rumoured shut down

by Ritwik on January 6, 2014

Strange coincidence that the rise of Tehelka accompanied the fall in fortunes of the BJP, and today when the BJP is in its strongest position ever, Tehelka is on the verge of closure.

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A discussion on trial by media and its ethical limits

by Ritwik on December 27, 2013

A discussion on TV reporting and its ethical limits in the background of Khurshid Anwar’s media trial and his subsequent suicide.It will be an open forum.Prominent journalists will be participating in the discussion.

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Out of mind, out of sight

by Ritwik on September 24, 2012

A glance through popular newspapers reveals how neglected the North Eastern parts of India remain in the press. The flash floods in Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam which have killed dozens and displaced thousands barely find a mention in the inside pages of our national dailies.

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The best way to spend your money this diwali – donate to Wikileaks

by Ritwik on October 26, 2011

I for one can’t think of a better way of spending my money this Diwali, than by helping Wikileaks in whatever small way I can.

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Facebook’s data practices – did the delete button work?

by Ritwik on October 22, 2011

Watch this brilliant and informative video about facebook’s frightening data practices. “1200 pages? No KGB or CIA ever had that much information on a normal citizen”

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Barbaric Attack on Kerala Professor: A Few Questions

by Ritwik on July 9, 2010

I don’t understand why the police needed to assure church leaders that the perpetrators of this attack will be brought to justice? Surely these “chruch leaders” should have been incensed regardless of the religious affiliation of the victim? this episode would not have even become a news story had the attackers not committed the tactical error of chopping off Joseph’s hand. As it is, they had him on the run.

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Now, Darwin censored in America

by Ritwik on September 15, 2009

Jon Amiel’s film Creation about Charles Darwin and the theory of evolution has not found a distributor in America, even though it has distributors all over the world.America touches new low in the acrimonious creationism vs evolution debate.

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Move over Limewire, Booster is here

by Ritwik on September 1, 2009

Booster is a fantastic site where you can stream and download [free of charge] millions of songs cutting across genres. This is how the internet should work – breaking down barriers to information and art.

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Why the BJP is right in expelling Jaswant Singh

by Ritwik on August 23, 2009

To sum up this issue: It is right to expel jaswant singh, but wrong to silence him. You cannot continue in a party unless you accept it’s core ideological position. However, his book should not be banned.

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Heroic Venezuelan President seeks to muzzle the press

by Ritwik on August 5, 2009

Criticism of attempts made by Hugo Chavez to control and tame the press in Venezuela through the new special law against media offences. I call upon all left/liberal/communist/socialist intellectuals to condemn this in the severest possible terms.

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