1. Is Aamir Khan showing a mirror to mainstream media?

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    As a television journalist, that was my first reaction. Is he doing my job? Has he taken it upon himself to focus on issues such as female foeticide (in the first episode) and perhaps will delve into equally important subjects like the pressure cooker education system, corporal punishment, farmers suicides,...
  2. Do journalists sleep with the `enemy’?

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    Sampad Mahapatra was heading back from the jungle when we spoke. The `long’ phone conversation, however had to be split into four parts, thanks to the cellphone signals that kept dropping. My former colleague in NDTV, Odisha, Sampad was returning to Bhubaneswar after one of the most adventurous and dramatic...
  3. Orissa’s corporate `Meria’

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    By Sampad Mahapatra Can a minority of 4000-odd people hold Orissa and India to ransom? Do they have any right to stand in the way of the biggest Foreign Direct Investment in India, the Rs 52,000 crore South Korean project that would generate huge amounts of revenue and employment and...
  4. My wardrobe malfunction

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    Prannoy Roy had added a couple of smileys and exclamation marks to a mail that he forwarded to me a couple of years ago. A viewer of NDTV had objected to what he saw on air on the channel on December 9, 2009. The viewer’s unhappiness was not about the...