Category Archives: media

The Passive Consumer vs. the Active Aficionado

The Passive Consumer Listens to whatever music is playing on radio or streaming online Watches TV shows when they are aired Watches movies just released that everyone is talking about Participates in trending conversations on social media Enjoys cartoons, videos, … Continue reading

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Do New Scientist’s Headlines Make Sense?

When I was in school, I was asked to participate in a debate: “Science: A Cure Or A Disease?”. Yes, my school sucked. Since then, I’ve been observing how the discipline of science remains largely misunderstood or not understood at … Continue reading

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Rulebook for Indian TV News Producers

Any newbie TV News Producer who wants to compete with the top Indian news channels will be well advised to comply with the following guidelines: All news is BREAKING NEWS. This also means that if there is no news, BREAK … Continue reading

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Weekend Flea Market 5-Oct-07

An assortment of stuff I came across in cyberspace, offered second hand, for anyone who may be interested. If you haven’t read it already, Thomas Friedman’s penultimate op-ed 9/11 Is Over, is a must-read. China has now started blocking all … Continue reading

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Right to Free Speech: What does it mean?

The controversy started last week, when Verizon (one of the two largest telecom carriers in the US), refused to make their network available for a text message program advocating abortion. The program allows people to sign up for messages if … Continue reading

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