Okay. Enough of current affairs, parliamentary debates, and dead politicians. As this is – nominally, at least – a media column, let’s do something about the entertainment media. Read more

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These days, everybody uses numbers. Each week, crores of rupees are spent on advertising on television on the basis of TRPs. These are television ratings that are supposed to provide an indication of how many people watch each television programme. At the India Against Corruption rally, the leaders of the movement tell us that they have received overwhelming support – as much as over 90 per cent perhaps – from the people of India who have texted and mailed them to say that the movement should go political. Read more

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I don’t know how many of you are old enough to remember the Mandal movement. If you are, then forgive me because you probably know most of this already. Read more

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Anyone who uses the Internet fairly regularly must feel a special affection for the IPL cricket scandal. It is, as far as I can remember, the first major Indian scandal to be launched because of social networks on the Internet. Read more

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Should one be able to defame people on the Internet without any fear of retribution? Should people who have been defamed on the Internet have no legal redress? Read more

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