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Globalization, religion and Hindi Press: A Case Study of Nav Bharat Times, New Delhi

[Editor’s Note: This is last in 3 part series based on a chapter ‘Communal agenda and Hindi press in a globalizing India’ by Dr Arvind Das in a forthcoming book Religion, Politics and Media: German and Indian Perspectives, Edited by: Detlef Briesen, Sigrid Baringhorst & Arvind Das, published by Palm Leaf Publications, New Delhi]

Read First Part here:

Communal agenda and Hindi press in a globalizing India

Read Second Part here:

Freedom of speech on its last leg?

By Mujahid Mughal

Article 19 of the Indian Constitution states that “all citizens (of India) have the right to freedom of speech and expression.” This is a fundamental right guaranteed to every citizen of India by the constitution itself. It is justiciable. However, on the ground I, like many others, would believe that Indian constitution is a beautiful theory which is hardly practiced.

मध्य प्रदेश में दोहरा ट्रेन हादसा, सांसत में जिंदगियां

By TwoCircles.Net Staff Reporter,

भोपाल/ हरदा: बुधवार की सुबह कोई अचकचा संदेसा लेकर नहीं आई. बीती आधी रात मुंबई से वाराणसी आ रही कामायनी एक्सप्रेस मध्यप्रदेश के हरदा में एक पुल पर पटरी से उतर गयी. तबाही को यहीं नहीं रुकना था. दूसरी पटरी पर आ रही जनता एक्सप्रेस भी ठीक उसी जगह पटरी से उतर गयी.

कामायनी एक्सप्रेस की बारह बोगियां और जनता एक्सप्रेस की छः बोगियां पटरी से उतर गयीं हैं. इस दुर्घटना में अभी तक 28 लाशों को निकाला जा चुका है, जबकि 100 से भी ज्यादा लोग घायल अवस्था में हैं.

Religious Diversity and Hinduisation of press

[Editor’s Note: This is Second in 3 part series based on a chapter ‘Communal agenda and Hindi press in a globalizing India’ by Dr Arvind Das in a forthcoming book Religion, Politics and Media: German and Indian Perspectives, Edited by: Detlef Briesen, Sigrid Baringhorst & Arvind Das, published by Palm Leaf Publications, New Delhi]

Read First Part here: Communal agenda and Hindi press in a globalizing India

Dr Arvind Das

Communal agenda and Hindi press in a globalizing India

[Editor’s Note: This is First in 3 part series based on a chapter ‘Communal agenda and Hindi press in a globalizing India’ by Dr Arvind Das in a forthcoming book Religion, Politics and Media: German and Indian Perspectives, Edited by: Detlef Briesen, Sigrid Baringhorst & Arvind Das, published by Palm Leaf Publications, New Delhi]

Dr Arvind Das,

Why capital punishment will continue in India

By Amulya Ganguli

Notwithstanding the efforts made by the saffron lobby to pretend that Yakub Memon's religion had nothing to do with his hanging, the belief that the two are inextricably linked will not fade away. As a matter of fact, Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy, who was a member of the BJP before being chosen for the Raj Bhavan post, can be said to have let the cat out of the bag by saying that those who opposed Memon's hanging were potential terrorists.

No politics with our feelings please

By Aziz A. Mubaraki,

As everybody else has an opinion on Yakub Memon’s death by decree of law, irrespective of the fact that it is unlikely to change anything for him now, I still feel the urge to put things across in a simple, impartial and logical way. So, without wasting words on immaterial issues like whether he should have been extended leniency and compassion, the attention at the moment should be on another more pertinent question. Was he eligible for such an “act of gracious kindness” for the crime he committed or was forced to be an accomplice in it?

Execution to satisfy the ‘hurt ego’ of a divided society

By Vidya Bhushan Rawat,

Yakub Memon was executed on the morning of July 30th, at the Central Jail in Nagpur. The ‘nationalists’ are celebrating and anchors are ‘informing’ that we have send a ‘strong’ message against terrorism and that no ‘terrorist’ will ever think of attempting to redo it again. We saw his funeral in Mumbai where thousands turn up despite attempt by media as well as authorities to play it down.

The legacy of APJ Abdul Kalam

By Vidya Bhushan Rawat,

क्या मुस्लिम सिर्फ ‘आतंकवादी’ और ‘राष्ट्रद्रोही’ ही रहेगा?

नैयर इमाम,

कुछ दिनों पहले फूलन देवी की पुण्यतिथि बीती है. मल्लाह जाति से आने वाली फूलन देवी का सामूहिक बलात्कार उच्च जाति के दबंगों ने किया और उन्होंने प्रतिशोध में हथियार उठा लिया. उनके इस कदम को बुद्धिजीवियों ने ‘क्रांतिकारी’ कदम कहा है क्योंकि यह जातीय संघर्ष के लिए था. उनके इस क्रांतिकारी क़दम ने उन्हें 'बैंडिट क्वीन' बना दिया. अपने यौवन से लेकर उम्र ढ़लने के पड़ाव तक फूलन देवी और उनकी गैंग ने हज़ारों जाने निगल लीं मगर कोई सज़ा नहीं. ढलती उम्र में आत्मसमर्पण कर उन्होंने अपने सारे पाप धो लिए और संसद तक पहुंच गयीं.

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