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Shastri Ramachandaran
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Amidst Farmers’ Protests, Media Discredited By Ignorance, Bias And Worse

Amidst Farmers’ Protests, Media Discredited By Ignorance, Bias And Worse

Dec 05, 2020 Shastri Ramachandaran

There is no case for the media to implicate itself as an agent of state. Yet the media is doing precisely...

Personal Liberty? Over To You, M’Lord

Personal Liberty? Over To You, M’Lord

Nov 23, 2020 Shastri Ramachandaran

Justice Chandrachud Sounds The Alarm, But Who’s Listening?

Why The Media Fails The Arnab Test

Why The Media Fails The Arnab Test

Nov 09, 2020 Shastri Ramachandaran

The only long-term beneficiary of the Mumbai police action is Arnab Goswami himself.

Can We Really Trust Our Media?

Can We Really Trust Our Media?

Oct 27, 2020 Shastri Ramachandaran

It’s not just TRPs, newspaper readership figures are suspect too.

In The TIME Of Bilkis Bano As Dadi Cool

In The TIME Of Bilkis Bano As Dadi Cool

Oct 04, 2020 Shastri Ramachandaran

TIME magazine’s focus on the Shaheen Bagh Dadi also signifies that people’s protests in India and the...

For Sri Lanka, India Is 'Relation', But China And Pakistan Continue To Be Friends

For Sri Lanka, India Is 'Relation', But China And Pakistan Continue To Be Friends

Sep 15, 2020 Shastri Ramachandaran

India’s security concerns would not stand in the way of Sri Lanka’s economic and commercial relations...

Language Politics: Will Indians Soon Become Hindians?

Language Politics: Will Indians Soon Become Hindians?

Aug 28, 2020 Shastri Ramachandaran

Irrespective of the party in office at the Centre, there has been no let up in the imposition of Hindi across...

August 5: Date With Democracy's Doom

August 5: Date With Democracy's Doom

Aug 10, 2020 Shastri Ramachandaran

This August 5 was also a celebration of the rapid development and deployment of the Kashmir Model -- a model...

Delhi Riots: Does Delhi Police Want To Steer Probe Towards A ‘Particular Direction’?

Delhi Riots: Does Delhi Police Want To Steer Probe Towards A ‘Particular Direction’?

Jul 27, 2020 Shastri Ramachandaran

If Delhi Police has done its investigation without fear or favour, why does it want its own prosecutors?

Indian Media's Scandalous Reporting On Nepal Harms Country's Bilateral Ties

Indian Media's Scandalous Reporting On Nepal Harms Country's Bilateral Ties

Jul 13, 2020 Shastri Ramachandaran

With foreign policy now reduced to a plaything of domestic politics—as a tool to target rival parties and...

Chinese <em>Chakkar</em>: Is India Loath To Stand Up To China?

Chinese Chakkar: Is India Loath To Stand Up To China?

Jun 29, 2020 Shastri Ramachandaran

Truth is the first casualty in any military conflict. Hence, it is difficult to say which country’s...

Failure Of Centre, States To Build Capacity To Handle Covid-19 Worse Than Pandemic

Failure Of Centre, States To Build Capacity To Handle Covid-19 Worse Than Pandemic

Jun 15, 2020 Shastri Ramachandaran

For all the bombast of Make in India and Aatmanirbhar, domestic manufacturers have been unable to meet the...

Delhi Riots: Arvind Kejriwal Aiding Long Arm Of Law To Shorten Justice?

Delhi Riots: Arvind Kejriwal Aiding Long Arm Of Law To Shorten Justice?

Jun 01, 2020 Shastri Ramachandaran

In kowtowing to the BJP, Kejriwal is seen as having betrayed those who reposed their trust in him. Although...

Liquor Levy: Delhi Govt Pioneers A Consumer Rip-off

Liquor Levy: Delhi Govt Pioneers A Consumer Rip-off

May 18, 2020 Shastri Ramachandaran

The levy on alcohol is an act of executive excess and deserves to be struck down for political, economic and...

Undoing Lockdown A More Fraught Proposition Than Imposition. Hence Modi Is Absent

Undoing Lockdown A More Fraught Proposition Than Imposition. Hence Modi Is Absent

May 04, 2020 Shastri Ramachandaran

In Lockdown 2.0, the emphasis was on both life and livelihood. India is entering phase 3 after much talk of...

Luck Has Favoured PM Modi So Far In His Covid-19 Battle. But How Long Will His Luck Hold?

Luck Has Favoured PM Modi So Far In His Covid-19 Battle. But How Long Will His Luck Hold?

Apr 16, 2020 Shastri Ramachandaran

The impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic and the pressures it has given rise to is far less on Prime...

Section 124A: The Case Against the Much-misused Sedition Law

Section 124A: The Case Against the Much-misused Sedition Law

Feb 27, 2020 Shastri Ramachandaran

Clearly, dissent, criticism of government, questioning politicians – all of which are fundamental to a...

Chennai Diary

Chennai Diary

Feb 26, 2020 Shastri Ramachandaran

In Outlook this week, a journalist's diary from Chennai.

Shamelessness Their Shield: Airlines Betray Lack of Spine

Shamelessness Their Shield: Airlines Betray Lack of Spine

Feb 03, 2020 Shastri Ramachandaran

The Kunal Karma 'heckling' case tells us a lot about our government, powerful journalists…and how they can...

Section 144 Is Colonial Tool For ‘Nationalist’ Oppression

Section 144 Is Colonial Tool For ‘Nationalist’ Oppression

Jan 17, 2020 Shastri Ramachandaran

Prohibitory orders continue to be used indiscriminately and all that stands between the government and the...