Daily Archives: 30 June 2007

‘What is free is actually costing us a fortune’

Proponents of user-generated content, participatory journalism, social networking, citizen journalism and all the rest can’t stop talking of the “democratisation of the media”. We are, we are told, being given more information, more perspectives, more opinions, more everything—and most of it without filters or fees. But in a powerful and provocative new book, The Cult…

A painter’s tribute to the eternal potmaker

What is a history lecturer who becomes a pioneering tabloid cartoonist, who becomes a broadsheet newspaper caricaturist, who becomes a children’s storybook illustrator, who becomes a multimedia graphic artist called? Answer: B.G. Gujarappa. After nearly three decades of experimenting in the various styles of art, “Gujjar” as he is better known, is now a full-fledged…