Reactions to the photographs of Andhra Pradesh Governor N D Tiwari cavorting in bed with three young girls have gone to extremes. I’ve heard people say that Tiwari’s behaviour was revolting and that he should be sacked for sleeping with women who were young enough to be his granddaughters. Read more

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There’s been a lot in the media about the buying and selling of editorial space recently. And certainly, the concern is justified. At the last election, TV channels and regional newspapers accepted large sums of money from politicians and political parties to feature them in the news pages. Read more

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Throughout the 1980s, when I was starting out in the magazine business, we had to contend with articles about the magazine boom in India. Read more

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I wrote last week about the difference in the way in which American media treated their sports stars and the way we treated our heroes. In particular, I made the point that Sachin Tendulkar would never be treated with the irreverence that has characterized the handling of the Tiger Woods scandal. Read more

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Here is a scenario. Sachin Tendulkar drives his car at a relatively slow speed, into a tree. His wife, who is nearby because the accident takes place right outside their house, breaks the car window with a cricket bat and rescues him. Sachin is taken to hospital where he is treated for minor injuries and allowed to go home. Read more

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