Realizing Limitless Possibilities: Technology empowers people with disabilities

By Kartik Sawhney* It was 2001 when I started out at a mainstream primary school in India. Having attended a special school for the blind until then, I found the new school challenging and daunting. I had no idea how to interact with my peers and teachers, or simply how to adapt to the new … More Realizing Limitless Possibilities: Technology empowers people with disabilities

Padmavati: Guardians of law are reluctant to act against those who violate law with impunity

By Masood Peshimam* Much has been written and discussed about the controversial movie Padmavati and the controversy does not look to die down. What is bizarre and poignant in the entire scenario is the fact that the protest bordering on violence is backed by communal political leadership. Such unfortunate development is quite unparallel in the … More Padmavati: Guardians of law are reluctant to act against those who violate law with impunity

News television, instead of rising above surround sound of social media, has fallen prey to it

Text of the Dileep Padgaonkar Memorial Lecture delivered by Rajdeep Sardesai, consulting editor of the India Today Group, at the Symbiosis Vishwabhavan Auditorium in Pune on November 27: I deem it a huge honour and great privilege to have been invited here today to deliver the first Dileep Padgaonkar memorial lecture. I owe Mr Padgaonkar, … More News television, instead of rising above surround sound of social media, has fallen prey to it

Governments do not want news to reach the masses, hence use  defamation laws against journalists

By Pushkar Raj* It is a common refrain in the country that news has declined in content and quality. Social media is full of debate on the issue since innovations like the paid news and scandals like Radia tape. A common thread of concern is that the media is scandalizing, preaching and serving the masses … More Governments do not want news to reach the masses, hence use  defamation laws against journalists

Why shouldn’t local bodies blow a siren at 10 am, remind people to sing National Anthem?

By Indira Hirway* If someone asks me whose patriotism is doubtful in our society, my quick answer will be “all cinema goers”. This is because our “leaders” who are “patriotic” have identified them as such. The recent statements of our “leaders” state that all Indians (i.e. film goers) should compulsorily stand up and sing/listen to … More Why shouldn’t local bodies blow a siren at 10 am, remind people to sing National Anthem?

Of great concern: Concerted effort to create discord and divisions among religious groups, castes

By Anthoniraj Thumma* In a televised debate conducted by a Telugu Channel based in Hyderabad on September 22, 2017 Swami Paripoornananda Saraswathi, Head of Sreepeetham at Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, and Initiator and Advisor of Bhaarat Today TV Channel, levelled some false allegations and derogatory remarks particularly on Saint Teresa of Calcutta which are to … More Of great concern: Concerted effort to create discord and divisions among religious groups, castes