Some good sense has finally prevailed upon the Manmohan Singh Government. If our sources are to be believed, the Prime Minister has put on hold the proposed amendments to the Cable Bill until possibly the General Elections. It is good to see the industry united on the issue with the NBA playing a key role in mobilising opinion.
The New Year was welcomed variously across India. It was cold and foggy in some parts of the country and bright and sunny elsewhere. Not so for the economy though, where there is much gloom across the world. But we need to be upbeat and herald the year with cheer, writes Pradyuman Maheshwari.
The Mumbai siege had the television, print and online media put in their best efforts to score with their coverage. But not everyone came out tops, writes Pradyuman Maheshwari, Group Chief Editor, exchange4media.com and impact in his no-holds-barred weekly column.
Introducing Mixed Media, a no-holds-barred weekly column by Pradyuman Maheshwari, Group Chief Editor, exchange4media.com and impact. This week, he says it is wrong to condemn our news channels for coverage of the Mumbai siege and rues about TRAI’s acceptance of the government belief that FM radio stations can’t air their own news.
Crime and terror are not new to Mumbai. It was all unfolding on television from late on Wednesday. While the Government and law-enforcers will do their bit to fight terrorism, it is time to reach out to the families and friends of all those killed in the blasts.