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When Narendra Modi took notes: How the owners of India’s language newspapers “advised” the PM six hours before he announced a 21-day shutdown. (Or so it seems.)

Narendra Modi‘s relationship with the news media since becoming prime minister in 2014 has been built on conspicuous contempt and confrontation, but behind the scenes, chummy co-option and cultivation has been a constant endeavour. Modi likes the world to believe he is not bothered with what the “news traders” of the mainstream media say, when he can directly “speak” to the people through social and public media: so no media adviser; no journalists on board his aircraft; no press conferences; no...
Tags: Travel, Media, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Caa, Modi, Reliance Industries, Times of India, Kannada, Mathews, Rao, Ravi, Mukesh Ambani, Hindutva, Malayala Manorama


“To err is human. To look at every Indian, and every life, with the same value is divine”: The 1,275-word speech that Narendra Modi should deliver at 8 pm to launch a process of “national healing”

My fellow Indians It is 8 pm.   I know the sight of me at 8 pm strikes fear in your hearts but do not be afraid, my dear countrymen. I have come here today not to scare you, but to make you feel comfortable.   I know these are dark and bleak times. The news is not good from any part of the world, on any channel or in any newspaper. But I want to reassure you, as your humble ‘Pradhan Sevak’, quickly and simply and in as few words as possible, that there is no need for any Indian in any part of...
Tags: Travel, Media, India, Narendra Modi, Npr, Hinduism, NRC, Jain, Buddha, Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Hindutva, Churumuri, Issues and Ideas, IJR, Christian Buddhist


Delhi killings: Can communal violence, orchestrated riots, anti-Muslim pogroms ever be stopped in India?

Shams Ur Rehman AlaviDelhi is in flames--nearly 20 persons have been killed, hundreds injured, settlements burnt and mob marches on the streets shouting slogans.It all happened in Delhi, when the security was high, Donald Trump was visiting, yet, police failed to stop the rioters. The photographs and videos of youths taking pride in the attacks, arson and killings, are all over social media.But this is just one in the series of such communal killings India has witnessed for decades. Delhi is th...
Tags: Congress, India, Religion, BJP, House, Army, Delhi, Donald Trump, Rss, Modi, Indian Express, LK Advani, Aam Aadmi Party, Hindutva, Kapil Mishra, Rath Yatra


A steady drip-feed has normalised hatred against Muslims in BJP-ruled Karnataka. Which is why Kannadigas are so apathetic to the Police claim that a poor, unlettered domestic help tutored a Class VI girl to wage war against the mighty Indian state.

As a pictorial representation of the perverse inhumanity that the “land of Buddha and Gandhi” has embraced as its key performance indicator since 2014, it is difficult to beat the two images that emerged out of Karnataka’s northern-most city, Bidar, in the week following the 70th year of the founding of the Republic. In the first picture (above), two boys, barely four feet tall, sit alternately crouching and cowering in fear before two XL policemen, one carrying a questionnaire, the other a cli...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Cctv, Caa, Npr, Opposition, NRC, Bangalore, Karnataka, Buddha, Urdu, Kannada


A Hindu bomber detonates the Mangalore ‘bomb’ in the face of Kannada news media. And a newspaper suggests mental tests and medical treatment for the ‘real terrorists’: embedded editors, owners and TV anchors.

Karnataka is the outlier in peninsular India—the only state in the South that the BJP has managed to come to power, by hook and by crook. Twice. There is a plethora of political reasons for this, including caste realignment, but there can be little doubt that the Kannada media has played a hands-on role in paving the way for the Hindu nationalist party to gain a foothold, and then obtain a stranglehold, in a progressive state known for pioneering social reforms. Politically invested media owners...
Tags: Travel, Media, Supreme Court, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Union, Cctv, Caa, Times, South, Kp, Bangalore, Rss, Karnataka, Modi


If Baba Ramdev can get Babul Supriyo a BJP ticket in 3 days, what’s the big deal over a Lingayat mutt head demanding cabinet berths for 3 Lingayat MLAs?

  The most touching aspect of a Lingayat mutt head publicly “threatening” Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa to include Lingayat MLAs in his cabinet, failing which he would incur the wrath of the entire Lingayat community, is the faux outrage—first from Yediyurappa himself on stage, and then from the outside world. On social media there has been a welter of criticism at the audacity of the swami to upbraid an elected politician—and grudging appreciation of Yediyurappa’s angry comeback...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, Congress, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Caa, EC, Hinduism, Ahmedabad, Rss, Karnataka, Modi, Rakesh, Saraswati, South India


The Bhagat Singh story NRIs backing CAA-NRC-NPR have forgotten. And the case of Vaishno Das who killed himself because he was stripped of US citizenship.

The long-distance nationalism of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) has been one of the stand-out phenomena during the time of Narendra Modi, who, while using it to expand his personal aura, has expertly used it to craft the political narrative to unwashed audiences back home. The fat cats, seen in jingoistic, paid-for, made-for-TV #Howdy-type rallies, have been pressed into ‘desh seva’ yet again, to drum up support for the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Registry of Citizens (NRC) and Natio...
Tags: Travel, India, Narendra Modi, US, America, Yale, Caa, Npr, US Army, NRC, US supreme court, Jason Stanley, Yale University, Punjab, Bhagat Singh, Bhagat Singh Thind


At the latest science “circus”, Narendra Modi’s yoga consultant urges scientists to study the influence of “external forces” on man

The Nobel Prize-winning scientist of Indian origin Venkatraman Ramakrishnan rightly dubbed the Indian Science Congress a “circus” after he had to sit and watch an audience applaud Narendra Modi‘s mantra of five “E’s” in Mysore three years ago. Pseudo-science dressed up in ideology is in great demand at these gabfests of sycophancy, and at previous editions of the “circus”, all manner of claims have been made by jokers in all seriousness, and gone mostly unchallenged by the devout. # In 2014, Mod...
Tags: Travel, Congress, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Nasa, Yoga, New York Times, Stephen Hawking, Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Union, Bangalore, Freud, Modi


CAA – NRC Row: Why There Is More To It Than An Attack On Secular Ethos

‘Indian Muslims have nothing to fear. No one knows what CAA/NRC is all about. They are simply protesting because they are misled’, thus proclaimed a former classmate of mine who himself left India for brighter prospects during PM Narendra Modi’s regime but continues to believe in his promise of ‘acche din’ (good days). Today the whole of India is divided over the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) which is to be followed by the National Register of Citizens (NRC). Thousands of student...
Tags: Politics, Featured, India, Religion, BJP, Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, World, Afghanistan, Current Affairs, Islam, Civil Rights, Myanmar, Caa, Injustice, NRC


Scared of Minorities: Rise of majoritarianism and Hindutva in India, need for introspection among Muslims as well

Shams Ur Rehman AlaviOften it happens, that some Muslims in India rue, 'we are not snatching their jobs, we don't have adequate representation, we are being demonized, we are being lynched, still why the majority doesn't understand us or feels sympathy'. Why there is hate or anger?A lot of it is valid and as a person belong to minority community, it would seem so that they we are wronged. We want justice but are we doing justice? Just after the Ayodhya verdict, I saw posts in FB groups about pi...
Tags: Opinion, India, Religion, Pakistan, Islam, Muslim, Hinduism, Muslims, Aamir Khan, AYODHYA, Hindutva, Barelvi, Sectarianism, Majoritarian tendencies, Majoritarianism, Muslim issues


The Fear of Minorities: Rise of majoritarianism and Hindutva in India, need for introspection among Muslims as well

Shams Ur Rehman AlaviOften it happens, that some Muslims in India rue, 'we are not snatching their jobs, we don't have adequate representation, we are being demonized, we are being lynched, still why the majority doesn't understand us or feels sympathy'. Why there is hate or anger?A lot of it is valid and as a person belong to minority community, it would seem so that they we are wronged. We want justice but are we doing justice? Just after the Ayodhya verdict, I saw posts in FB groups about pi...
Tags: Opinion, India, Religion, Pakistan, Islam, Muslim, Hinduism, Muslims, Aamir Khan, AYODHYA, Hindutva, Barelvi, Sectarianism, Majoritarian tendencies, Majoritarianism, Muslim issues


“Institutions are being targeted. Public space is being shrunk. Fundamental rights are being threatened…. It’s only if the nation survives, officers will survive”: IAS officer Sasikanth Senthil

In ideal circumstances, speaking your mind is a simple biological function, a sign that a synaptic link has been achieved between the brain and the tongue; a sign that you are human. In far from ideal circumstances, it is an act of valour, nearly heroic. Over the past 52 months, all manner of worthies—writers, actors, academics, bureaucrats, economists, army men, election commissioners, intellectuals—have bravely spoken out at the outrages of and under the Narendra Modi government. The resignat...
Tags: Travel, India, Narendra Modi, Harvard, Dawn, Kannada, The Indian Express, Dakshina Kannada, Mangalore, Hindutva, The Hindu, Churumuri, Kannada & Karnataka, IAS, IJR, Noorani


The state of India’s economy in 30 screenshots from just the last 15 days of ‘The Economic Times’

The travails of the automotive industry have got all the coverage (The Telegraph, above), but various sectors of the Indian economy are in deep slump, as Narendra Modi bloviates about making India a $5 trillion economy. (How many zeroes in a trillion? 12, actually.) Eight key core sectors of the economy–including electricity, natural gas and petroleum refinery products–have had their lowest growth in 50 months, according to official data (Deccan Herald, above). In just the last two days two...
Tags: Travel, Media, India, Narendra Modi, Kashmir, The Telegraph, Gujarat, Britannia, West Bengal, Economic Times, Amit Mitra, Hindutva, Churumuri, Issues and Ideas, The Economic Times, Deccan Herald


Why Mahatma Gandhi turned down an offer to visit Pakistan in 1947. Because, in Delhi….

A prominent question since the declaration of the results of the general elections of 2019 has been: why was Karnataka the outlier in the South? Why did the state of Basavanna and Kuvempu, a diverse land of spirituality and literature, vote differently from the rest of the peninsula? Why did it hand the BJP 25 of the 28 Lok Sabha seats? The simple answer is Karnataka has not just been the BJP’s “gateway to the south” but its very laboratory, where the pilot projects are tested before they are r...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Germany, Nazis, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Pakistan, Delhi, South, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Mahatma Gandhi, Dakshina Kannada, Hindutva, Churumuri


When a real-estate baron officially worth Rs 1,015 crore runs into Vidhana Soudha to tender his resignation, it tells you something is rotten in the state of Hoskote

Karnataka’s politics is something that you can only speak of in the past tense. This was the land of the first representative assembly. This was where the earliest social reforms and reservations began. This was where power was taken to the people through panchayati raj. Etcetera. As the coalition government of the Congress and Janata Dal Secular teeters on the brink, thanks to the shenanigans of their MLAs, the renowned scholar Janaki Nair of the Centre for Historical Studies at Jawaharlal Neh...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Karnataka, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Etcetera, Hindutva, Churumuri, Sans Serif, Kannada & Karnataka, JDS, Issues and Ideas, JNU, IJR, Janata Dal Secular, Hoskote, Moditva


SHAMEFUL: Twitter India promotes hate-content, Islamophobia in India, refuses to act against hate preachers

Social media giant Twitter has failed to act against 'verified' users spreading hate in India.Contrary to its claims that it has been tough on hate speech, Twitter has not even bothered to take action against users who pour venom.One of the examples is Abhishek Mishra, who openly gave a call for economic boycott of Muslims in India.This is not just hate and Islamophobia, but also breaking the law of the land. You can't discriminate against a fellow Indian citizen, this is against constitutio...
Tags: Twitter, Religion, Hate, Hindutva, Hate speech in India, Hate speech on Twitter, Islamophopia in India


Eight reasons why Indian cricket looks like Indian politics today: a loud, mindless cauldron of ‘desh bhakti’, unaccountable, Pakistan-obsessed, and a darling of shady corporates

In the late 1980s, the then Editor of The Times of India, Girilal Jain, wrote that in India, politics sets the pace and everything else follows in its wake. In other words, every sphere of Indian life picks up its cue from politics and its practitioners. In the fifth year since the fresh dawn of civilisation, it can be safely said that the frenzied fans, followers and fanatics of ‘Team India’—the accent being on frenzied, mind you, not on the sane and sober—have a great many similarities with t...
Tags: Travel, England, London, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Cricket, Pakistan, New Zealand, Virat Kohli, Norman Tebbit, Modi, Kohli, Times of India, The Times of India


Looking at Karnataka politics today, who would think this was the State that floated the concept of “value-based politics”?

No sensible Kannadiga with an ounce of decency left in her will want to make sense of the ongoing political disgrace in the State. There are better things to do in life—in World Cup season—than to spend time analysing a shameless molestation of democracy by the very people empowered to protect it. But there are three milestones, one from the 19th century and two from the 20th century, that should help us understand Karnataka’s shocking decline in the 21st century. *** The first milestone reads ...
Tags: Travel, Congress, India, BJP, Ap, Delhi, Karnataka, Sushma Swaraj, Indira Gandhi, Kamala, Andhra Pradesh, Gowda, Dewan, Sonia Gandhi, Chandrababu Naidu, Hindutva


38 factoids and 5 infographs from the jungle of statistics published in newspapers that put Narendra Modi’s stupendous 2019 victory in perspective

Many English newspapers have produced a dizzying array of information and graphics following the election of Narendra Modi, with The Times of India (above) standing out for homework, imagination and display. But it’s easy to get lost in the maze. Here are a few stats which stand out from ToI, Hindustan Times, The Indian Express, Mint, and The Telegraph. *** 1. BJP has been the single latest party in five of the last seven general elections. 2. While BJP got 21 seats more than in 2014, its alli...
Tags: Travel, Media, Congress, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Telegraph, Mint, The Telegraph, Kerala, Bombay, Hindustan Times, Tamil Nadu, Modi, Chennai, Bengal


Pakistan Air Force Avenge Indian Air Strikes in Balakot

Pakistan Air Force Avenge Indian Air Strikes in Balakot The post Pakistan Air Force Avenge Indian Air Strikes in Balakot appeared first on Jahane Rumi.
Tags: Video, India, Religion, Peace, Pakistan, Hindutva, The Daily Times, Pakistan Extremism, Countries & Regions


In Gauri Lankesh’s home-state, a frighteningly real story of ‘fake news’, with the clumsy footprints of BJP and RSS—and embedded ‘sangh’ journalists and newspapers. (And, yes, a serial fabricator followed by Narendra Modi.)

*** A leading Kannada newspaper owned by a former three-term BJP MP and a serial fake news peddler followed by Narendra Modi on Twitter, have been embroiled in a forged letter scandal, following the arrest of a “journalist” owing allegiance to the RSS. # The newspaper is Vijaya Vani owned by former Dharwad (North) MP Vijay Sankeshwar. # The fake news peddler is Mahesh Vikram Hegde, the so-called editor of the fake news website Post Card News, which has links with at least two BJP ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Media, Congress, BJP, Narendra Modi, New York Times, The New York Times, EC, Delhi, Bangalore, Karnataka, Kumar, Kannada, Election Commission, Rao


Raza Rumi talks about the US Secretary of State’s visit to Pakistan and India

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Tags: Video, Usa, India, Religion, US, Pakistan, State, Hindutva, Raza Rumi, RazaRumi, US Pakistan Relation


Free Speech in Free Countries The Indian Subcontinent Live with Raza Rumi

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Tags: Video, Religion, Hindutva, Raza Rumi, Pakistanextremism, PMLN Govt


Raza Rumi says that Pakistani electronic media promoted extremism

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Tags: Video, Usa, Religion, Urbanization, Hindutva, Raza Rumi, Indiaextremism, Pakistanextremism


Pratap Simha, like Tejasvi Surya, had taken out a pre-publication gag order against 49 media houses two months before “sex audio” went viral today

Pratap Simha (left) with the Chowkidar-in-Chief *** The BJP candidate for the Bangalore South constituency in the 2019 general elections Tejasvi Surya hit national headlines on March 29 when he secured an ex-parte temporary injunction against 49 media organisations from a Bangalore court, after allegations of sexual assault and misbehaviour against him began doing the rounds on social media. After editorials in The Indian Express, The Hindu, Deccan Herald and Praja Vani, and a publ...
Tags: Travel, Media, BJP, Bangalore, Rss, Pratap Simha, The Indian Express, Hindutva, The Hindu, Bangalore South, Churumuri, Kannada & Karnataka, Issues and Ideas, Deccan Herald, Praja Vani, IJR


EC’s poll code bars ‘Times of India’ from displaying its Narendra Modi “interview”. But the rule does not apply to ‘Vijaya Vani’ and ‘Dighvijaya News’, the Kannada paper and channel owned by former BJP MP Vijay Sankeshwar.

The Times of India has an “interview” with prime minister Narendra Modi on the eve of the second phase of #GeneralElections2019, but it is only available in hard copy, in the print editions of the newspaper. On its website, ToI has blanked out the PM’s interview with the line: “In view of the 48-hour silence period in force for the second phase of the LS elections on April 18, which applies to all forms of electronic media, the prime minister’s interview will be uploaded on this page once votin...
Tags: Travel, Media, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, EC, Karnataka, Modi, Times of India, Kannada, The Times of India, Hindutva, Churumuri, Kannada & Karnataka, Issues and Ideas, IJR


Raza Rumi on panchayat laws against women

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Tags: Video, Usa, Religion, Hindutva, Raza Rumi, Indiaextremism, Pakistanextremism, Al-Kausar


‘Praja Vani’ editorial asks a pertinent question: why is the BJP only making communally provocative statements even after getting a majority and a full five years in office?

Narendra Modi says Rahul Gandhi is running away from Hindus to contest from Wayanad. Amit Shah says all infiltrators except Buddha, Hindus and Sikhs will be removed. Yogi Adityanath talks of Ali and Bajrangbali.Maneka Gandhi threatens to Muslims to vote for him. Praja Vani, the respected Kannada daily, asks a pertinent question—why is the BJP making only communally provocative statements?—and the proceeds to provide the answer, two answers actually. One, the BJP has nothing much to s...
Tags: Travel, Media, BJP, Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, EC, Ali, Modi, Kannada, Rahul Gandhi, Hindutva, Churumuri, Kannada & Karnataka, Issues and Ideas, Praja Vani, Yogi Adityanath


‘The re-emergence of Right-wing ideology privileges faith and scriptures more than science and reason, and then pits one community against another. It’s not a passing phase.’

There was a time when young journalists in Bombay used to hear, in awe, that Aveek Sarkar, the paterfamilias of the Anandabazar Patrika (ABP) group, secretly considered Tony Joseph as the “ideal journalist”. That was high praise coming from the sophisticated owner of Anandabazar Patrika, Business Standard, and The Telegraph newspapers, and Sunday, Business World, and Sports World magazines. Tony Joseph, then editor of Business World, had caught his boss’s attention with his work ethic. “Even ...
Tags: Travel, Media, Hindutva, Churumuri, Issues and Ideas, Business World, IJR, Tony Joseph, Moditva, Indian Journalism Review, Aveek Sarkar, Early Indians, T.N. Ninan


Communal reporting, Islamophobia in Hindi newspapers: Nav Dunia peddles propaganda, brands Muslims as infiltrators

This is just a reflection of how Islamophobia and branding Muslims, goes on in Hindi newspapers in Northern India.This report tells that all 'ghuspaithia' [infiltrators] are Muslim--totally one sided view and peddling the BJP-RSS propaganda.The illustration shows a man who has to 'appear a Muslim'. So this man is shown here wearing a skullcap. He is a Muslim, so he must have a beard and also because the 'Islamic colour' had to be brought, the kurta was painted green.The man shown is poor but st...
Tags: India, Religion, BJP, Nepal, Muslim, Bangladesh, Chhattisgarh, Islamophobia, NRC, Northern India, Bhopal, Hindutva, Dainik Jagran, Nai Dunia, Nav Dunia, Biased newspapers