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Satire -Elections are such a pain ! #SundayReading

by- Anand Mazgaonkar Most places in the world have seasons such as spring, summer, winter. Supposeddemocracies have an additional one, the season of elections. And pretty strange thingscan happen. That elections also mean season of promises in not unusual. But,… Continue Reading →

Two journalists booked in Tripura for reporting on anti-Muslim violence

Maktoob Staff Samriddhi K Sakunia and Swarna Jha, two journalists at HW News Network have been booked by Tripura Police while reporting on anti-Muslim violence unleashed by Hindutva groups in the northeast state. “@Jha_Swarnaa and I, the correspondent at @hwnewsnetwork… Continue Reading →

How Facebook neglected the rest of the world, fueling hate speech and violence in India

Cat Zakrzewski, Gerrit De Vynck, Niha Masih, Shibani Mahtani At first, her feed filled with soft-core porn and other, more harmless, fare. Then violence flared in Kashmir, the site of a long-running territorial dispute between India and Pakistan. Indian Prime… Continue Reading →

Susan Sarandon: ‘David [Bowie] and I had things that needed to be said’ #SundayReading

Oscar-winning rebel SUSAN SARANDON reflects on her 50-year career and colourful life – and for the first time tells Cole Moreton about her last conversation with former lover David Bowie. We should have met sooner, but a hurricane struck New… Continue Reading →

Twist In Aryan Khan Case: Witness Claims Payoff, Anti-Drugs Agency Denies

Top NCB official Sameer Wankhede has denied any wrongdoing, saying he would give “a fitting reply”. All IndiaReported by Sohit Rakesh Mishra, Edited by Anindita SanyalUpdated: October 24, 2021 Aryan Khan was arrested on October 3 by the Narcotics Control… Continue Reading →

MTV And Ogilvy Launch ‘Memory Karaoke’ In Tune With Alzheimer’s Month

MTV will leverage its widespread presence, thus giving wings to initiate and empower professionals, students and caregivers in the Alzheimer’s month. India has 5.91 million people affected with one or other forms of Dementia, of which over 65 per cent… Continue Reading →

“Community Radio key component of local COVID response”, say Indian CRs

Date:13th October, 2021 CR stations from 10 Indian states presented their work and the challenges they faced on account of the COVID-19 pandemic today in an online meeting attended by more than 75 CR stations. The public meeting also included… Continue Reading →

Facebook ‘operating in the shadows’ says whistleblower, lawmakers demand probes

By David Shepardson and Diane Bartz WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers pounded Facebook (FB.O) on Tuesday, accusing CEO Mark Zuckerberg of pushing for higher profits while being cavalier about user safety and they demanded regulators investigate whistleblower accusations that the social media company harms children… Continue Reading →

Why Alia Bhatt-Manyavar Ad Is not An Assault On Hindu Culture

‘Tradition Wahi, Soch Nayi’:  The Alia Bhatt-Manyavar ad tries to depict the feelings and thoughts a bride experiences while she’s getting married. In no way does it challenge a ritual Image: Manyavar/Screengrab As is known to happen every now and then,… Continue Reading →

Journalists in Hiding : Silencing Women Journalists, is Silencing the Voice of Afghan Women

By Zofeen Ebrahim Flashback: Women journalists in Kabul June 2019. Now they are calling for assistance after the Taliban takeover. Credit: UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)/Fardin Waezi KARACHI, Pakistan, Sep 3 2021 (IPS) – “If I fall into the hands of… Continue Reading →

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