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To Tell Meaningful Stories About Child Marriage, Feature the Voices of Girls -- Not Just Their Faces

Bishakha Datta | Posted 04.30.2016 | Media
Bishakha Datta

News media in India and across the globe are paying attention, with coverage of early and child marriage expanding rapidly in recent years. Unfortunately, some of these stories present child marriage in ways that create misunderstanding at best.

Nick Robins-Early

The Rise Of India's Booming Media Business | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 12.07.2014 | World

In the current world of media, India stands as an anomaly. While newspapers in the United States have hemorrhaged profits in the past decade, with pri...

Bollywood, Respectability and Flat Female Leads

Sharanya Haridas | Posted 11.22.2014 | Media
Sharanya Haridas

Beyond the realm of body parts, clothing choices, and sexuality, it is questionable as to whether Bollywood actresses, including Deepika Padukone, have done much to empower women with their body of on-screen work.

Is the Churning in the Indian Media for Real?

Rana Ayyub | Posted 07.04.2014 | World
Rana Ayyub

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, one of the finest writers and journalists, passed away recently. The Nobel laureate, considered one of the finest littérateurs ever, gave the world of journalism some of his finest thoughts.

A Malaise in the Indian Media?

Sumit Galhotra | Posted 02.06.2013 | Media
Sumit Galhotra

Two senior editors at India's widely watched Zee News were arrested last week by police in New Delhi on charges of extortion, leading to a massive debate in the world's largest democracy on the state of Indian media.

India's Top Journalist Defends Herself on TV -- Did It Work?

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Betwa Sharma

In the wake of accusations of political lobbying and inappropriate behavior for a reporter, Barkha Dutt, often described as India's Christiane Amanpour, defended herself before a panel of journalists in a first-of-a-kind grilling on Indian television.

Any Lessons From India's Big Fat Media Muddle?

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Betwa Sharma

The jury is still out on whether Indian journalists engaged in political lobbying or if the things they said were acceptable in the course of haggling for information with their sources.

Indian Media Where Art Thou on Media Scandal

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Betwa Sharma

A shadow has been cast over the Indian media -- the bastion of the nation's democracy. A telecom and political scandal rocking the country has now sucked in top journalists but the media coverage of this new twist is timid.

Bollywood Pays For Hollywood Ideas

Indipepal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In the past, many Bollywood producers have brushed it aside as "inspiration". That shooting style they just happened to borrow, or a Hollywood film po...

Embrace the Paradox!

Daphne Beal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Daphne Beal

What I think Slumdog Millionaire does so effectively, in addition to portraying poverty up close, is deal with the media-driven, consumeristic vertigo that so many people in India experience