August 30, 2005

Aakar Patel, Mid-Day Group Editor-in-Chief, quits
The group editor-in-chief of Mid-Day will join Divya Bhaskar as its group editor-in-chief

August 29, 2005

Let’s Hail . . . a rickshaw?
More primitive than a pedicab. Some say degrading; others tip big

August 28, 2005

The rising music stars of tomorrow?
If you've kept your ear pinned to the ground this past year, apart from risking a nasty neck injury, you'll know that diversity within the British Asian music scene has hit a giddy peak, with emerging talent dabbling in a wealth of different genres and striking out against tired labels

Dalit writing makes its mark
Next month, the autobiography Untouchables: My Family's Triumphant Journey Out of the Caste System in Modern India will hit American shores

August 26, 2005

Mumbai's media war
Who's the winner?
51 per cent journalists use blogs: survey
And 28 per cent rely on
them for daily reporting, says a survey of 1,202 US journalists from Euro RSCG Magnet and Columbia University

August 25, 2005

Indiatimes on a digital overdrive
Bounty includes v-blogs, moblogs, IP TV – Whatever!

August 24, 2005

Journalism is a verb, not a platform
The message from the New York Times is powerful: Journalism is what we do. Print, web and broadcast are delivery vehicles
Will compact newspaper revolution take hold?
On August 29, another American newspaper will jump on the
tabloid bandwagon

Lip syncing is now a crime
Ashlee Simpson, are you listening? A little travel tip for you. Don't go to Turkmenistan, your favorite genre of music has just been made illegal

August 23, 2005

Ain’t no party like a ‘Foreign Policy’ Party

Woo-hoo! Foreign Policy magazine turns 35 next month, and we just got a press release about the wild and crazy celebration the mag has planned
10 steps to a...
Do you want to make money in your home? Forget real estate scams, Tupperware, or becoming a spammer. Create your Web 2.0 company
Talk to me
A recent New York Times story on the Google Sidebar had an interesting side note about an annoucement Wednesday of a new 'communication tool' -- could this be the much speculated Google IM?
Newswatch India
It aims to become the preferred online destination for Indian journalists looking for information pertinent to their profession

August 22, 2005

Ram at large
Ramananda Sengupta on India's place in the world
20 most beautiful women under 20

The indiatimes list has Natasha Suri, Aarohi Misra, Sneha Ullal, Deepika Padukone and others...

Journalist assaulted in Mumbai
Ashish Shukla, PTI's cricket writer, was attacked by the driver and his associate when he was travelling in their taxi from the domestic airport to international airport to catch a flight to Johannesburg en route to Harare to cover the India-Zimbabwe cricket series

DNA rocks
At Velocity, Mumbai, on August 16
(More photos)
Best English learning resources
Recommending websites is not what I do but I found these four sites very helpful for people studying the English language like myself...
Blog censorship?
A report alleges Google’s new flag feature has been used to censor a blog on the grounds that readers have disagreed with the opinion of Ashok Banker

August 21, 2005

Story behind JK photographs
Only cops in

August 15, 2005

Independence Day

August 14, 2005

Sports scribe Darryl Crasto passes away
The Times of India sports editor and former president of the Sports Journalist Federation of India passed away in Mumbai after a prolonged illness

August 11, 2005

Coming to a TV near you
Looks like another veteran journalist is signing up with al-Jazeera. This time it's British broadcasting bigwig David Frost

August 10, 2005

Emmys come to Mumbai
Jennifer Aniston and our own Malini De (Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin's Pari) may soon have something in common! How's that? Simple. The Emmy Awards are coming to India!

August 06, 2005

News Flash: Blogs overrated
Turns out not many people read blogs -- but you already knew that
Employers fume as staff surf
The most common ways of wasting time at work are chatting on the internet, reading electronic newspapers from home countries, checking share prices and paying personal bills