Posts Tagged ‘Journalism’

The National Project for Instilling Fear has reached completion in India. Before new highways and jobs, everybody has been unfailingly given one thing — fear. For every individual — whether a journalist or anyone else — fear is now a daily reality and we are all experiencing it in many different ways. From the...

Even though real-life journalists’ journey is different from their portrayal in movies and novels, it by no means is without risks and instances of heroism. With my novel ‘Tears for Strangers’ is about an intrepid journalist Nimisha Raste who goes to great lengths to break a murder story. While researching about...

I never made it to Mangalore Rajdeep Sardesai In early August, Gauri Lankesh rang me up with a special request: “I am helping to organize an event in Mangalore for progressive Muslim writers, I am keen that you should attend.” I asked her a little more about the group, and why it was confined to Muslim writers....

New Delhi, 7 November 2017: Barkha Dutt, one of India’s most acclaimed TV journalists, will write a book on Indian politics in the last two decades called Power, telling the twinned stories of the changing fortunes of the Congress Party and the rise of the BJP through the men and women who shaped the...

“You’re an army kid” is a phrase anyone from a defence background is way too familiar with. And it feels as honourable as it sounds, because with the responsibility of letting your family put the country before you, comes pride. Being a fauji kid is not all about the mess, the CSD canteen, stylish Ray bans...

On August 4, 2017 the court of the ACJ -CCJ – ARC (East), at the Karkardooma District Courts in Delhi restrained Juggernaut Books from publication and sale of Godman to Tycoon: The Untold Story of Baba Ramdev. We have received an intimation and copy of the order on August 10, 2017 and have complied with it...

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When the idea for a book on Baba Ramdev and his company came up, it seemed promising. I had followed Ramdev’s rise ten years ago when I was at Mint, meeting him on multiple occasions, covering his Ganga campaign in Kanpur, hanging around his kutir while he asked questions about swadeshi economics to Rajeev Dixit,...

An introduction to the life and works of the Nobel Prize winner, and why you must read her