Bowled by a Full Toss

Joy Bhattacharya

Kolkata Knight Riders’ CEO reflects on how a gullible media was beaten comprehensively when the Fake IPL Player ‘broke’ dressing room news.

Media Overkill

A study that expands our knowledge of evolution is being pitched as an overthrow of Darwin even by media outlets such as the BBC.

Peepli (Live)

Paradoxically, a film on the Indian media that shines only when the media is off-screen.

The Last One

The valedictory column from a grateful editor

The Hilarious Case of Avatar Tulsi

Why is it so easy to plant child genius stories in the Indian media?

The One That Got Away

Had private TV news channels been around while Jyotibabu ran Bengal, his misgovernance would have been exposed much earlier.

Confessions of a Film Journalist

“Magazines can’t afford to piss off stars as they need them for their award shows. They also don’t want to portray them as evil or dirty as that will distance fans”

Mother India, Reloaded

Mehboob Khan’s classic is now MI21, a wordless, 45-minute recital of live music set to clips from the movie.


Erik Madigan Heck runs the most expensive journal in the world, at $6,500 an issue. It’s called Nomenus Quarterly and it prints 10 copies. Read it all the way to the bank

What Men Want in the Morning

And why storytellers cannot tell the whole truth about men


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