HindustanTimes Mon,20 Oct 2014

Rajdeep Sardesai

War on news

Amitabh Bachchan lashes out against the paid-news-syndrome.

The government must take higher education more seriously

The editorial First do the homework (Our Take, January 20), rightly observed that the government’s move to withdraw deemed university status of several institutes that had been granted that status earlier will only lead to chaos and confusion among affected students.

I know how media works and functions: Big B

Amitabh Bachchan, who plays a media baron in forthcoming film Rann, says he was among the pioneers of satellite television in the West long before it came to India and has a fair idea how a channel runs. The actor criticises the paid news syndrome...

Back to square one

The Indo-Pak relationship is fragile and needs careful nurturing. By not selecting Pakistani cricketers for the IPL, India has sent a wrong message, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.

It’s time for India to take a stand against Pakistan’s atrocities

This has reference to Rajdeep Sardesai’s article Back to square one (Beyond the Byte, January 29).

TV anchors failed to grill the Thackerays

Most people open their mouths to speak, but the Thackerays seem to open their mouths only to abuse, malign, warn, threaten or intimidate, writes Poonam Saxena.

SRK ‘snub’ fuels protests

He had taken a stand and stood by it. That could have been forgiven. He had spoken up in favour of Pakistanis and ‘outsiders’. Even that could have been forgiven.

It’s a fight to the Friday

Bookings closed: Banners come down across city. State hits back with mass arrests. Exhibitors wait and watch, reports Sayli Udas Mankikar.

Changing his stripes

Tragically, the Shiv Sena has never offered a serious social or economic agenda for the future. Setting up the odd vada pav stall in Mumbai is hardly a recipe for addressing the job crisis . Why hasn’t the Sena started training projects to make the Maharashtrian youth face up to the challenges of a competitive job market? Rajdeep Sardesai examines...

Petty regionalism is killing India’s spirit as a united nation

Rajdeep Sardesai in Changing his stripes (Beyond the Byte, February 12), has cleverly satirised the Shiv Sena’s dirty political game. The people who we see as politicians today make for a bunch of unscrupulous bullies who will go to any extent to achieve their own personal goals.

Music for your soul

Have you ever wondered why some songs stay with us for a lifetime? Three passionate film music lovers give us a few answers. Read on to know what they said.

The age of extremes

Can the media see issues only when pigeonholed into neat little boxes? No one is ready to explore the hidden crevices of a debate for other views, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.

Kalam, Ratan Tata India's most trusted, Mayawati least

Former president APJ Abdul Kalam and industrialist Ratan Tata top the list of 100 most trusted Indians while artist MF Husain is at 91 and Uttar Pradesh CM Mayawati is at the very bottom, according to a survey by the Reader's Digest.

Is the magic back?

The Hockey World Cup rekindles a faded passion. If the thrill lasts beyond a few nights, India’s lost sport could rise again, writes Samar Halarnkar.

Running out of steam

The credibility crisis confronting the Yadavs may well rub off on their determined effort to become symbols of opposition to women’s reservation, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.
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