Monthly Archives: June 2010

Bhopal, Raajkumar Keswani & Pablo Bartholomew

The farcical judgment in the Bhopal gas tragedy case has come—25 years and 6 months after the accident. We in the media pat ourselves on the back for securing justice in middle-class, urban, people-like-us stories like Jessica Lal, Sanjeev Nanda and Ruchika Girhotra. Will the TV stations get into a similar activist mode on behalf…

Newspaper cartoon that’s offending the Israelis

After a cartoon on the racist attacks on Indians got under the skin of Australia, Mail Today asked the Aussies whether they had lost their sense of humour. Now, with Israel wailing about the paper’s depiction of the murderous commando action on the flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza, surely the paper is entitled to…

Selling the soul or sustaining the business?—II

Eights months ago, The Times of India sold the ‘O’ in its masthead in Delhi to the cellphone company MTS. Today, it is the good fortune of the cellphone company Uninor to grab its hand on ‘T’ in Bombay. *** Mahesh Vijapurkar, the former Bombay bureau chief of The Hindu, writes in to say that…

Entries invited for Best Article Competition 2010

PRESS RELEASE: The Press Institute of India (PII), in association with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), is inviting entries for the “3rd PII-ICRC Best Article Competition 2010”. “If you think you have written and published an interesting article on humanitarian issues linked to a situation of armed violence, please do send a…