With Mukesh Ambani taking over Network 18, the space for disseminating a diverse range of views could shrink, feels Paranjoy Guha Thakurta. Now that India's richest man Mukesh D Ambani is formally the head of the country's biggest media conglomerate, it is but natural that questions will be raised as to what this development means for freedom of expression in the world's largest democracy. It can be contended that the recent takeover of the Network18 group by Reliance Industries Limited, ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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The Supreme Court judgment will hopefully ensure that those in power and authority will hesitate before allotting precious natural resources that belong to each and every citizen of the country in an arbitrary and corrupt manner, says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta. A labourer smokes after loading coal onto trucks at a coal yard near Chiwaki railway station in Allahabad. Photograph: Jitendra Prakash/Reuter Given the strong language used by the Chief Justice of India Rajendra Mal Lodha in his ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago Three Books Chart India's Crony Capitalism MSNBC Newsweek, 1 month ago Indian Capitalism Under the Microscope Asia Sentinel, 1 month ago
The Supreme Court's verdict on the coal block allocation scam has sent jitters across the corporate world, with the court declaring that all blocks allocated since 1993 have been illegal. The Supreme Court has made it clear that the government needs ...DNA India, 1 week ago
The Satyam case highlights how a sluggish judicial process has thwarted the efforts of a government authority to attach financial assets of a scam-tainted corporate entity, says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.Here's a classic case of how the attachment of proceeds of crime can be delayed and how attempts by revenue authorities to recover laundered money can be frustrated. Here's a story about the working of the judiciary and corporate India. What follows is a tale about a once-notorious company, Satyam ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
he TRAI report released earlier this week has not considered the online news segment relevant enough for the application of rules related to cross-media ownership. The report by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India says that owing to low ...The Sunday Guardian, 2 weeks ago
Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd, the country's largest print media house that publishes The Times of India and The Economic Times, pioneered the private treaties business in 2004. Photo: Mint New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) ...Livemint.com, 2 weeks ago
How the interests of the country's largest private company were equated with national interests by the government Pricing natural gas is a vexatious challenge anywhere, absent gas to gas competition. In India's fuel-stressed economy, there is ...The Hindu, 3 weeks ago
Economic inequality is on the rise in India as the country is home to the eighth largest group of super-rich people in the world, Press TV reports. There are some 14,800 multi-millionaires in India, and Mumbai is among the top 25 cities in the world ...Press TV, 3 weeks ago
In her recent book, Green Wars, the environmental journalist Bahar Dutt, writes: The editor of a leading media house, everytime I pitched a green story, would invariably complain: Environmentalism is stalling growth; all I am interested in is ...Calcutta Telegraph, 3 weeks ago
NEW DELHI Nearly two centuries after Lord Macaulay championed the introduction of English as a medium of education in India in 1835, a debate is still raging on the suitability of what many describe as a foreign language in a polyglot nation that ...Oman Tribune, 3 weeks ago To study or not to study English: India debates ProKerala.com, 3 weeks ago To study or not to study English India debates Bombay News.Net, 3 weeks ago
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