For once, we must prioritise the principle of why free media must exist, much above the biases of the media (read, paid media) and the biases in our own minds (read, “presstitute”). We must understand why the media exists and how it would serve us best.
We are putting together an archive site of News That Matters Not, and we hope to put it out before our seventh anniversary on November 28. As we collate the best of our work, we need your inputs.
Q: Why did you decide to take a break from NTMN? There are times in life you have to let go. It was a tough moment. For three years, I had given it everything. I hardly had a college life. It was all about NTMN. I had got burnt out with satire.
There definitely is a lot to criticize the reservation policy and the related politics, but moaning over the seat that couldn't be yours is not one of those ways.
It takes a good amount of dedication to go head-over-heels for Game of Thrones and memorize the latest music track, or to sit and watch an entire IPL match out of sheer passion. But to be able to survive a life that doesn’t come even close to taking initiative to create and innovate is a failure of education.
After close to six years of being in some kind of a leadership role, I recently found myself in a position where I felt I was “one-among-many”. Here's what I learned.
During that trip to Uttarakhand, I admired the patience of the locals... until that same placid pahadi patience, thanks to some elephants, nearly cost me my train back home.
Young graduate mothers gave birth to 899 girls per 1,000 boys, lower than the national average of 943, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of Census data.
Indian men are twice as likely as women to kill themselves, but of all the methods of suicide, self-immolation is the only one that claims more women than men, according to national crime data.
The entrance exam system in its current format gives us aspirants who can become great engineers, except that they end up in the wrong stream.
Corrupt politicians shaped the political discourse during UPA-2, which has been entirely replaced today by discussions around “intolerance”, Hindutva and nationalism. Which one to choose?
On this date, seven years ago, I had nothing to do, and I started writing my first piece of recreational creative writing. That turned out to be the last time in life when I had nothing to do.
Almost a decade after the launch of a “gender budget” in Karnataka, the state does not collect gender specific data to establish if the schemes actually help women.
One in ten tweets by Rahul Gandhi mention Prime Minister Modi, whereas Modi himself has mentioned the Congress vice-president only twice. The only two times Modi mentioned Gandhi involved birthday wishes of the two leaders.
While the freedom to express protects one’s most basic human rights, some reasonable restrictions are required to protect the existing systems of which one is part of.
Satirical news websites are not sharp, witty and edgy. Despite a good start, they have fallen back on a formula.
The initial Tribune story about alleged rapes in Murthal, with no victims and limited evidence, raises questions about reporting during social unrest when rumours abound.
Military conflict comes in when diplomacy fails. In case of Siachen, the governments must ask themselves whether they have truly given it their all at the diplomatic level.
A study in Udupi has found lung and skin problems prevalent in migrant construction workers.
The hypocrisy lies in the fact that while discussing these “Indianisms”, pride is the dominating feeling amongst ourselves, but it turns to anger when a white person on “poverty tourism” points out the same things.
At different levels – individual, societal and governmental – that caste, both as identity and hierarchy, is deep-rooted in the Indian society.
With illegal ads pinned hard into their trunks using staplers, trees outside the office of the state forest “conservator” are no different from thousands of others across the city.
The private trust which is building a school in a Koramangala playground has said that it has the permission to do so. Residents of Koramangala 3rd Block are upset with the school being built in one part of the local playground.
We as a nation have for long lacked values of citizenship, which shows up as lack of a collective sense of responsibility. Public order and public dignity is accepted only as public inconvenience. We have our individual values of all kinds based in our religion and family ethics, but a sense of citizenship isn't one of them.
Over 60 per cent of all recognized private schools in Delhi did not admit a single child from socio-economically disadvantaged families this year, claims a new study.
Today, the Juvenile Justice Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha. The Bill proposes that 16- to 18-year-olds in conflict with the law, be tried as adults in case of heinous crimes.
It was July 10, 2015. It was my last day at Teach For India, the organization I fell in love with and still love. It was the place where in June 2013, I was very aptly welcomed by someone saying "Welcome Home!"