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‘Media hysteria turning a whole nation neurotic’

The Kannada writer and thinker, Prof U.R. Anantha Murthy, on the Indian media’s role in whipping up “mass hysteria” through its breathless coverage of the recent terror attacks and the arrest of the suspects behind them: “When any arrest is made for suspected terrorism, you invariably hear a Muslim name. Then you are told that…

Does good news about Islam make bad news?

VINUTHA MALLYA writes from Kuala Lumpur: Sans Serif, of course, hasn’t carried even a word on the subject, but the “anti-terrorism” call sent out by one of the oldest and most orthodox Islamic seminaries in South Asia, the Dar-ul-Uloom in Deoband (Uttar Pradesh), has received scant square centimetres in our so-called “national newspapers”. Which is…