Vivid: Gaza cauldron simmers while the world watches, media outraged

The international community mustn't allow the conflict to escalate. In the absence of any Arab initiative, Israel's western backers must use their le...

Vivid: Goodbye Orkut, thanks for everything

Come October & Google will be putting to rest its first ever social network. exchange4media's Annurag Batra takes a walk down social networking memori...

Vivid: The First Citizen's thumbs-up to Twitter

Indian politicians & ministers are increasingly reaching out to the masses through social media which has become the buzzword for the new govt, says e...

Vivid: World media gives wide coverage to Modi

There is a consensus among world media that Modi is the kind of strong & decisive leader that India has been eagerly waiting for. However, some papers...

Vivid: What India can learn from the BBC?

exchange4media's Annurag Batra compares the BBC & Indian news channels in the background of the polls and calls for Indian media to be credible, subtl...

Vivid: Why Indian babus must come under social media policy umbrella

The need to develop an indigenous protection software to protect sensitive Govt data is the need of the hour, even as a strict policy is needed for Go...

Vivid: The significance of attack on Geo TV's Hamid Mir

exchange4media's Annurag Batra takes account of the unsavoury environment that the Pakistani media works under, constantly courting danger and death

Vivid: Jokes that politicians make... or not

Politicians must realise that a single utterance that does not go down well with the electorate has the potential to erode the faith of the masses, sa...

Vivid: Twitter trouble for BJP

It is important that BJP takes note of the fact that Twitter is not just about creation of content, but also keeping a close control over negative new...

Vivid: Media worldwide watches as Apex Court shakes BCCI

The BCCI & IPL are under the scanner for the betting & corruption charges, as also the strong words used by the Supreme Court in asking Srinivasan to...

Vivid: Social & policy reform on mind, journalists make a beeline to join politics

It's important for media to not only be neutral, but also look neutral to be credible. With one of the most crucial polls coming up, media needs to en...

Vivid: World's eyes on India's General Elections

As India goes to the polls in less than a month, the country must take note of the world's eye on it. Particularly the parties, which must remember th...

Vivid: Overhaul of Prasar Bharti - Better late than never!

Though critics remain sceptical about possible developments, the Govt remains strong in its reserve to bring about a drastic overhaul in the functioni...

Vivid: In defence of the Defence Minister

It would be wrong to squarely blame AK Antony for the state of affairs in India's defence forces, says exchange4media's Annurag Batra, adding that it...

Vivid: Media - Don't control or crush it, but free it

When media comes out of its reservations and collectively engages in sincere reportage, the progress of the nation is inevitable, says exchange4media'...

Vivid: World Press Freedom rankings reveal the Indian story

Paris-based Reporters Without Borders ranking India 140th in terms of press freedom is an alarming signal of a sinking democracy living a huge façade,...

Vivid: The tale of the 3Bs - Bat, BMW, Bharat Ratna

Receiving the Bharat Ratna has catapulted Sachin Tendulkar into an altogether different level, where every move of this most adulated of cricketers is...

Vivid: Can Lalu's twitter handle handle Twitter?

RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has taken to Twitter with gusto, but can he connect to the youth in the most relevant manner possible & persuade them not...

Vivid: Why Rahul Gandhi chose Times Now?

The interview busted the myth that Gandhi is a reluctant politician. To appear on a TV channel before the elections shows that he is raring to go & wa...

Vivid: Is Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra managing media for brother Rahul Gandhi?

Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra is finally coming out of the self-imposed shadows ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, where the Congress is eyeing a thir...

Vivid: UP Govt tries to wring media's neck, embarrasses itself instead

This behind-the-scene muzzling of the media only exposes the Govt's own insecurity and also exposes the lack of rules when it comes to face-offs betwe...

Vivid: Sunny side up - Weather reporting in the UK turns 60

exchange4media's Annurag Batra traces the history of weather reporting in the UK as the BBC celebrates 60 years since the first weather forecast appea...

Vivid: Putin dissolves Russian state news agency amid global criticism

The closure of RIA-Novosti & its replacement with a new agency headed by a pro-regime mouthpiece is the latest sign of Russia's dark slide to authorit...

Vivid: Spiritual journalism - stirrings of a new awakening in media

At a time when traditional knowledge systems are breaking, spiritual journalism carries the responsibility of re-establishing that system with modern...