May 03, 2021
More Than News: Newsletters on Indian Politics Grow Under Lockdown
By Krzysztof Iwanek
A shortlist of the best newsletters on Indian politics.
November 19, 2020
How Arnab Goswami Came to Embody Everything that Ails Indian Media
By Priyam Marik
The fire-breathing television anchor’s arrest and release earlier this month throws spotlight on the unhealthy nexus between politicians and journalists in India.
November 04, 2020
Indian Police Arrest, Charge Firebrand TV Station Founder
By Associated Press
Arnab Goswami, known for his fiery TV commentary, was arrested by Mumbai police in connection with the 2018 deaths of an interior designer and his mother.
October 08, 2020
China Brazenly Issues Taiwan Guidelines for Indian Media
By Abhijnan Rej
The Chinese Embassy’s diktat left many in India wondering what China seeks to achieve through it.
December 28, 2018
The Fourth Estate in South Asia: Media’s Role in Inter-State Crises
By Hannah Haegeland and Ruhee Neog
The news media is an underappreciated stakeholder in crises between India and Pakistan.
November 27, 2018
A New Documentary Showcases the Official Indian Narrative on Kashmir
By Avinash Giri
A pro-establishment media organization seeks to justify the Indian government's policies.
March 04, 2018
Two Deaths in India and the Death of Serious News
By Priyanka Borpujari
Madhu and Sridevi—the coverage of their deaths reveals the grotesque truth about the state of broadcast news in India.
June 13, 2017
Is Press Freedom Under Attack in India?
By Vishal Arora
Paranjoy Guha Thakurta discusses media freedom in light of the recent raid on NDTV's founders.
January 18, 2017
An Indian Newspaper’s Journey
By Vishal Arora and the Delhi Photo Expedition
"In Delhi alone, more than 3 million newspapers are distributed to homes every morning within hours of their printing."
December 22, 2016
Why Did India's Media Ignore the Disability Bill?
By Martand Jha
On December 16, India passed a landmark bill. You wouldn't know it from Indian newspapers.
October 05, 2016
TV Anchors and Lynch Mobs: Interview With Paranjoy Guha Thakurta
By Anuradha Sharma
A look at the state of Indian media today.
January 31, 2016
Faking News in India’s Unreal Times
By Krzysztof Iwanek
The fake news websites are a response to the absurdities of our times and a satire on media.