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‘Creating an image of India chickening out’: Former India opener Aakash Chopra slams Australian media

Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra slammed Australia media and said that they are creating an image as if Indian team is scared to play the Australian team at the Gabba. Describing the Aussie media as the “12th man”, Chopra said that an image is being created as if the Indian team is “chickening out” of the Brisbane Test.
Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne reaches to hit the ball during play on day two of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.(AP)
Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne reaches to hit the ball during play on day two of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.(AP)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 07:58 AM IST
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New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com

Which celebrity is working social media best?

Alaya F with her goofy videos, Gul Panag voicing her opinions, content creator Bhuvan Bam, or you?
Sudeep JB Lahiri is the VP at One Digital Entertainment, which conceptualised Prajakta Koli’s early social media avatars, amongst others
Sudeep JB Lahiri is the VP at One Digital Entertainment, which conceptualised Prajakta Koli’s early social media avatars, amongst others
Updated on Jan 03, 2021 08:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKarishma Kuenzang

Who ruled social media in 2020, and how!

Yashraj Mukhate, Saloni Gaur, Ruhee Dosani, Eshna Kutty, Saurav Kishan, and Bridger Walker have truly been the social media stars of 2020!
Yashraj Mukhate, Saloni Gaur, Ruhee Dosani, Eshna Kutty, Saurav Kishan, and Bridger Walker ruled the social media in 2020.
Yashraj Mukhate, Saloni Gaur, Ruhee Dosani, Eshna Kutty, Saurav Kishan, and Bridger Walker ruled the social media in 2020.
Updated on Jan 02, 2021 04:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMallika Bhagat, New Delhi

Aabir Vyas aka ‘belikeeaabirr’ on how he became famous for ranting on social media

Aabir Vyas took rants culture to the social media community and now it’s just been a few years the rant culture is increasing day by day.
Updated on Dec 23, 2020 05:02 PM IST
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Self-regulation in social, traditional media needed: Vice President

Journalism by nature, the vice president said, is supposed to be critical of the order of the times based on facts and supported by evidence. But he emphasised that this should not slip into “complete negativity”.
He said the freedom of expression does not mean unfettered outburst of anger and hate against each other that may lead to chaos in society.(PTI)
He said the freedom of expression does not mean unfettered outburst of anger and hate against each other that may lead to chaos in society.(PTI)
Published on Dec 18, 2020 05:34 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

AIMIM Uttar Pradesh social media & IT committee formed, appointed new members to their party

AIMIM Uttar Pradesh selected Afzal Anis as their social media coordinator.
Updated on Dec 08, 2020 06:14 PM IST
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Editor’s Guild urges PCI to withdraw ‘ominous-sounding’ advisory on foreign content publication by Indian media

In a statement, the guild said it is perturbed by the “unprovoked” advisory issued by the Press Council of India on November 25 to the media.
The Press Council of India, in its advisory, said it has considered references received from various quarters by the government about the responsibility of Indian newspapers in publishing foreign contents.(AP Photo)
The Press Council of India, in its advisory, said it has considered references received from various quarters by the government about the responsibility of Indian newspapers in publishing foreign contents.(AP Photo)
Updated on Nov 29, 2020 02:58 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

J&K sees subdued campaign, candidates rely on social media

Amid the Covid crisis, most candidates in fray for the 280 seats, are opting for door-to-door campaigning or are using social media platforms
Minister of state for road transport general VK Singh addressing a public rally ahead of DDC polls in Jammu on Tuesday.(PTI)
Minister of state for road transport general VK Singh addressing a public rally ahead of DDC polls in Jammu on Tuesday.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 01:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Srinagar | ByMir Ehsan, Srinagar

Media doing exceptional work in spreading awareness against Covid-19, is valuable stakeholder: PM

In his message, read out by PCI chairperson C K Prasad, PM Modi said he was heartened to learn that the Council was celebrating the day.
The prime minister said the world is rapidly changing and there is need to harness India’s entrepreneurial energy, intent and talent to expand this vision across all sectors.(ANI)
The prime minister said the world is rapidly changing and there is need to harness India’s entrepreneurial energy, intent and talent to expand this vision across all sectors.(ANI)
Published on Nov 16, 2020 02:53 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Why the media needs to introspect

Opinion is divided over Arnab Goswami’s arrest. Some feel that this is politically-motivated retaliation by the Thackeray government, while some say this is a criminal case which has nothing to do with press freedom or freedom of expression
Goswami and some other mediapersons have gone against established norms under which the media has long functioned and have hurt people in the process(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Goswami and some other mediapersons have gone against established norms under which the media has long functioned and have hurt people in the process(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 09, 2020 06:41 AM IST
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ByShashi Shekhar

‘Media will go, we’ll still be here’: Top official on visit to Hathras family

In another video a woman from the victim’s family is seen blaming the district administration for putting pressure on the victim’s father.
Hathras district magistrate Praveen Kumar visiting the family of the woman who died days after being raped and tortured in Delhi this week. (Videograb)
Hathras district magistrate Praveen Kumar visiting the family of the woman who died days after being raped and tortured in Delhi this week. (Videograb)
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 09:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Agra | ByHT Correspondent

Random Forays: We have to compel the media to change

It is a well-known fact that a large section of the mass media, particularly the electronic media, has gone berserk in seeking narrow gains, thereby forsaking larger objectives that should be its focus
Gone also are the days when the usually correct Doordarshan news bulletins would inform us without ever even pretending to entertain us.(HT Photo/For representation only)
Gone also are the days when the usually correct Doordarshan news bulletins would inform us without ever even pretending to entertain us.(HT Photo/For representation only)
Updated on Sep 12, 2020 10:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByVivek Atray

One year on social media equals three-four years anywhere else: Ranveer Allahbadia

The influencer and entrepreneur on his debut as a new HT Brunch columnist this Sunday
Ranveer Allahbadia, popularly known as Beer Biceps in the online world is not only an influencer but is also an entrepreneur and heads two teams
Ranveer Allahbadia, popularly known as Beer Biceps in the online world is not only an influencer but is also an entrepreneur and heads two teams
Updated on Sep 05, 2020 02:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShruti Nair

Ali Fazal takes a dig at how social media works: ‘Exclusively posting this’

Actor Ali Fazal took a dig at social media claims as he shared a joke on how the platform works and trolls function around it.
Ali Fazal will soon be seen in Mirzapur 2 and Death on the Nile.
Ali Fazal will soon be seen in Mirzapur 2 and Death on the Nile.
Published on Sep 02, 2020 03:32 PM IST
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Himachal ex-BJP chief Rajeev Bindal’s cryptic post on social media creates flutter in party circles

Bindal incommunicado after asking party and state government to introspect on what they have lost, gained
Five-time MLA Rajeev Bindal (right) with Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur. Bindal is a former speaker of the state assembly.(HT file photo)
Five-time MLA Rajeev Bindal (right) with Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur. Bindal is a former speaker of the state assembly.(HT file photo)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 04:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByGaurav Bisht, Shimla

Sandhya Mridul: It is very hard to maintain sanity on social media but that toxicity is up to you to receive or not

Actor Sandhya Mridul asserts that if one isn’t able to handle online bullying, then switching off from social media is the best way to deal with it.
Actor Sadhya Mridul says she has restricted her time spent on social media.
Actor Sadhya Mridul says she has restricted her time spent on social media.
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 02:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByJuhi Chakraborty

‘Fight on’: Arrested Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai tells staff

Lai was among 10 people detained under the new law on Monday as around 200 police officers searched the newsroom of his Apple Daily tabloid, which is unapologetically critical of Beijing.
Media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, founder of Apple Daily, detained by the national security unit in Hong Kong(REUTERS)
Media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, founder of Apple Daily, detained by the national security unit in Hong Kong(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 12, 2020 07:38 PM IST
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Hong Kong | ByAgence France-Presse | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Hansal Mehta on Rhea Chakraborty: ‘God forbid if girl being subjected to trial by media does harm to herself, will all be held accountable?’

Hansal Mehta says that media must stop trial of Rhea Chakraborty, accused in the Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case, adding that the crime must be proven first before we pronounce her guilty of anything.
Hansal Mehta comes out in support of Rhea Chakraborty.
Hansal Mehta comes out in support of Rhea Chakraborty.
Updated on Aug 03, 2020 08:08 AM IST
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The side effects of social media: It affects mental health too, say celebs such as Zeeshan Ayyub and Adah Sharma

Celebs feel that though social media has it’s advantages, the negative elements and the pressure to always get it right does affect one’s mental health too. Here’s what they say.
Actors Adah Sharma and Zeeshan Ayyub talk about how does social media impact one’s mental well-being.
Actors Adah Sharma and Zeeshan Ayyub talk about how does social media impact one’s mental well-being.
Updated on Jul 24, 2020 06:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRishabh Suri, New Delhi

Meera Chopra: After Sushant’s death, there’s craziness on social media; even when you say something positive, you’ll be abused

Actor Meera Chopra points that it’s not the just person who get trolled, but their entire family, also gets affected by such nasty comments.
Actor Meera Chopra has been a part of films such as Section 375 (2019)
Actor Meera Chopra has been a part of films such as Section 375 (2019)
Updated on Jul 24, 2020 03:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRishabh Suri, New Delhi

There is a lot of pressure and competition about being on social media: Jannat Zubair

Actor Jannat Zubair, who had a huge fan following on Tik Tok, says says she is okay with the app being banned. She believes instead of letting social media overtake your life, one needs to be balanced.
Jannat says, there is a life beyond social media(Photo: Instagram/jannatzubair29)
Jannat says, there is a life beyond social media(Photo: Instagram/jannatzubair29)
Updated on Jul 06, 2020 12:19 AM IST
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HT Mumbai | ByKavita Awaasthi

Tips to do a social media Live like a pro

From minimal makeup to the placement of a ring light, experts list tips to follow while doing a live session on social media.
Get the right angle and lighting while doing a social media live(Shutterstock)
Get the right angle and lighting while doing a social media live(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 03, 2020 07:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPrerna Gauba

Welcome to the age of social media and herd mentality

Random postings and comments on social media are a reflection of how people today act impulsively, without giving a thought to others whose sensibilities they might be offending
Why do we just do what everyone is doing without applying our minds to it, just because a notification or a message prompts us to do so?(Shutterstock)
Why do we just do what everyone is doing without applying our minds to it, just because a notification or a message prompts us to do so?(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 27, 2020 09:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByPriya S Tandon

Chitkara University, Wizcraft join hands for MBA programme in Entertainment, Media & Events

As per industry experts, there will be a rise in the demand of talented, enthusiastic and industry-ready manpower in the coming year as new markets for events and entertainment are coming up in the tier II cities as well as rural sector.
With this program, graduates will gain a 360-degree view of event management, right from planning and designing through final execution and project closure.
With this program, graduates will gain a 360-degree view of event management, right from planning and designing through final execution and project closure.
Updated on Jun 05, 2020 05:35 PM IST
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Govt considers demand by media

The print media, which has seen advertising dry up has also been hit hard by disruption of circulation –– from unfounded fears of newspapers carrying the virus. It has sought relief on the 5% customs duty on the import of newsprint.
According to a senior government official, the demands of broadcasters and the film industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown enforced to combat it have also been flagged to the finance ministry.(Aalok Soni/Hindustan Times)
According to a senior government official, the demands of broadcasters and the film industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown enforced to combat it have also been flagged to the finance ministry.(Aalok Soni/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 21, 2020 03:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmandeep Shukla

Are celebs being too active on social media in this lockdown? What’s wrong in that, asks Tamannaah Bhatia

The actor says that people who are talking about anyone overdoing it are also a consumer of that, so they should not be complaining
Actor Tamannaah Bhatia has been sharing tidbits from her daily life on social media
Actor Tamannaah Bhatia has been sharing tidbits from her daily life on social media
Updated on Apr 20, 2020 01:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShreya Mukherjee

The power of social media: Strangers across India connect to help the needy

No one’s flaunting lifestyle on Facebook anymore. Social media has emerged as the saviour to many in the current pandemic
In a record of sorts, Caring Indians, took up food distribution initiative set up in three days and has helped over 35000 people in Mumbai and Pune. They are now adding Delhi and other cities as well.
In a record of sorts, Caring Indians, took up food distribution initiative set up in three days and has helped over 35000 people in Mumbai and Pune. They are now adding Delhi and other cities as well.
Updated on Jun 11, 2020 06:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySwati Chaturvedi

Constantly flocking to social media amid lockdown? No, thanks, says Yami Gautam as she does not feel the need to put out tutorials

The actor says that she is abstaining from overdoing it on social media as this is not the time to party or celebrate
Actor Yami Gautam says these are serious times, nothing to party or celebrate
Actor Yami Gautam says these are serious times, nothing to party or celebrate
Updated on Apr 16, 2020 06:52 PM IST
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Hindustann Times | ByRadhika Bhirani

False information about ICSE and ISC Exams 2020 being circulated on social media: CISCE

As per the notification, there are four such fake notices which are being circulated. Two of these fake documents are dated April 1, 2020, and the other two are of February 7 and March 28, 2020, respectively.
Representational image.(ISTOCK)
Representational image.(ISTOCK)
Published on Apr 04, 2020 12:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAkhilesh Nagari

It is time to regulate hate speech on social media | Opinion

Follow global examples in crafting a legal regime that imposes strict liability on intermediaries and users
Countries across the world have already begun to acknowledge the issue of hate speech and fake news and how it affects the functioning of society(Getty Images)
Countries across the world have already begun to acknowledge the issue of hate speech and fake news and how it affects the functioning of society(Getty Images)
Updated on Mar 09, 2020 06:47 PM IST
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