Tag Archives: Vidhana Soudha

Porngate: How BJP is turning the screws on TV

It is a reflection of the kind of pressure being mounted on the media these days that the spotlight in the “Karnataka Porngate” scandal—in which BJP ministers and MLAs were caught watching a porn clip on their mobile phones in the legislative assembly—is on the media rather than the erring legislators. Laiqh Khan and Sudipto…

Survival of tallest when politics hits a new low

Initially barred from entering the Karnataka legislative assembly to cover proceedings on the day the trust motion moved by the BJP government of B.S. Yediyurappa was coming up, television cameramen compete with each other to capture the chaotic (and shameful) scenes in Bangalore on Monday. Photograph: Karnataka Photo News

If TV cameras are OK, why not still cameras?

The courts do not allow photographers to shoot pictures inside a courtroom, although they will allow illustrators to get away drawing courtroom scenes which have almost no likeness with reality. Ditto, the legislature. This, above, is a scene from the Vidhana Soudha in Bangalore where a joint session of the State legislature is on. Photographers…