Viewers of TV news channels will have noticed a slightly surreal political drama unfolding on their screens over the last week. Read more

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Back when news TV first became a phenomenon, we heard many complaints about how the influence of TV would rob Indian politics of its gravitas. Read more

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I’ve written before about the way in which the Jason Bourne movies shook up the world of James Bond. Read more

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Have you noticed how news channels are getting more and more breathless in their coverage of the news? How anchors tend to shout rather than speak? Read more

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On the self-evident grounds that you are probably as fed up as I am of hearing journalists hold forth on Anna Hazare and the middle-class awakening – and because this is supposed to be a media column – I thought I would take a break from the endless battle against corruption and the valiant efforts of Anna Hazare’s men and women to push their draft of the Lok Pal Bill through Parliament to focus on yet another middle-class awakening. Read more

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