Daily Archives: 9 March 2008

‘Nationalism in place of cricket journalism’

India’s best-known sports writer, now a happy resident of Australia, has torn into the output of cricket correspondents covering the ill-tempered series down under. Rohit Brijnath, formerly of Sportsworld and India Today, writes on the BBC website: “Cricket is crying out for independent voices (and certainly for the well-crafted cricket piece). “Commentators who romance clich├ęs…

Is media having an impact on US prez poll?

The mainstream media—television networks, newspaper groups, radio houses, internet behemoths, sometimes all of them owned by the same corporation—like to believe that they play a vital role in deciding how the country is run. Wisened old political commentators, in India and the United States and everywhere in between, actually think that politicians wake up every…