Viral Zone: Is The Fourth Estate Under Threat in Modi’s India?

Todays Viral Zone will feature Viral Tweet Chain from the popular centre of right Twitter handle @srirambjp with user name Sriram. What is The Fourth Estate? Preceding to the revolution of 1789, there were three estates or divisions in French society, the clergy, the nobility and the commons. These three estates were represented in the early form of a Parliament called the The Estates General. In British Parliament today the clergy is represented by the House of Lords, the common people are represented in the House of Commons. With the advent…

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Take it, Twist it & Fake it!

Take a story, twist the narrative, decorate it with a lie, propagate it and just when you think you can’t handle the backlash, apologise and retract your falsified narrative at your convenience. The new generation journalists have taken up the “hit and try” mechanism to run stories way too seriously. It’s become their go-to strategy for gaining clicks & TRPs. Speaking of hype and falsification, let’s have a look at the latest stunt that ‘The Hindu’ pulled, by accusing a man of molestation, when actually, he was helping out a…

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ढोंगी मीडिया

समाज की तरक़्क़ी में निष्पक्ष और संतुलित मीडिया का बेहद अहम योगदान होता है, पर क्या करें तब, जब समाज के इस मज़बूत स्तंभ को ही घुन लग जाये। चेहरों पर ‘लिबरलपने’ की नक़ली मुस्कान ओढ़े, इनके हर मंतव्य में समाज का हित नहीं,बल्कि स्वहित छुपा होता है। किसी भी ख़बर को पहले ये अपनी बनाई तराज़ू पर रखते हैं, फिर दूसरी तरफ़ धर्म व जाति की बाट चढ़ाते हैं। ख़बर पर मिलकर चीख़-पुकार तभी मचाते हैं, जब इन ख़बरों का मसौदा इन पलड़ों पर भारी पड़ता है। आज कुछेक…

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मन की बात – देश से सीधा संवाद

जब से देश में भाजपा की सरकार आई है ‘मन की बात’ ने हमारे जीवन में अलग सा स्थान बना लिया है। उससे पहले राजनीतिक दलों ने जनता के “मन की बात” सुननी तो दूर, कभी अपने “मन की बात” तक नहीं सुनी। आज तमाम दलों की जो दुर्गति हो रही है,जनता उनसे कोसों दूर भाग रही है.. उसके जड़ में यही “मन की बात” है। कभी तो थाह ली होती कि जनता चाहती क्या है ? किन परेशानियों से जुझ रही है? पर नहीं..सब ने अपनी अलग “बुद्धिजीवियों “के…

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Is Vilification of Indian Army Justified?

Days after the stone pelters obstructed Army’s operation and helped the Terrorists to escape, Indian Army General Vipin Rawat gave a stern warning to all those Kashmiris who support the terrorists and attack our Soldiers. In his statement General said “We would now request the local population that people who have picked up arms, and they are the local boys, if they want to continue with the acts of terrorism, displaying flags of ISIS and Pakistan, then we will treat them as anti-national elements and go helter-skelter for them. “They…

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Honest Media Is Dead

Media is the 4th pillar of the Constitution. As like the other institutions Media is supposed to be unbiased and report the news with facts and not a narrative suited to their masters. Unfortunately for a decade plus we have been bombarded with a narrative written out by their political masters. The Media in the 90’s was Objective and performed the duty of a watchdog. No Govt could escape the eagle eyes of the Media. Media as the voice of the people had a strong opinion on Policies of the…

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