While the Press Council of India’s commissioned report on Paid News has not led to appreciable changes in the way big media functions, one of its authors, independent journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, is hopeful that soon the public demand for greater transparency in political reporting and campaign financing will lead to change.
Speaking at the fifth CVS Sarma Memorial Lecture held by the Department of Communication, University of Hyderabad on Wednesday, Mr Thakurta said there were reasons to not be completely cynical about the media. “The kind of evidence that is being forced into the open through efforts such as WikiLeaks must have some impact on those in power,” he said.
In this episode, Shikha Singh learns from Deepu how to ask & tell time.
So this episode is all about morning (podduna), afternoon( madhyannam), evening (saayantram), night (raatri). Day time in general is pagalu. You will also learn how to ask & tell time in fractions. Happy listening & learning!
Shikha Singh learns from Deepu everything about seconds to years. Yes, it’s about time. Second is ‘kshanam‘, Minute is ‘nimisham‘, Hour is ‘ganta‘, Day is ‘roju‘, Month is ‘nela‘ etcetra. So there are ‘Pannendu Nelalu‘ in a Samvatsaram (year).
Okka nimisham! By the end of this episode, you will also be able to tell your age!
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Partha Chatterjee is a political theorist and historian. He studied at Presidency College in Calcutta, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. He divides his time between Columbia University and the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, where he was the Director from 1997 to 2007. He is the author of more than twenty books, monographs and edited volumes and is a founding member of the Subaltern Studies Collective. He was awarded the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize for 2009 for outstanding achievements in the field of Asian studies.
His books include: The Politics of the Governed: Considerations on Political Society in Most of the World (2004); A Princely Impostor? The Strange and Universal History of the Kumar of Bhawal (2002); A Possible India: Essays in Political Criticism (1997); The Nation and Its Fragments: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories (1993), and Nationalist Thought and the Colonial World: A Derivative Discourse? (1993). He is also a poet, playwright, and actor. In the Mira Nair film The Namesake (2007), he played the role of “A Reformed Hindoo.”
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India is not equipped to take on the challenges that may arise of the Kudankulam nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu, say Admiral Ramdas & Lalita Ramdas.
The former chief of Navy Staff Admiral Ramdas recently joined the anti-Kudankulam nuclear plant protest along with his wife Lalita Ramdas who is the among the founding members of the board that brought Greenpeace to India, Lalita was one of the “1000 Peace Women” nominated collectively for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005. Admiral Ramdas even wrote an open letter appealing to the Prime Minister to reconsider the plan in view of the citizens’ protests.