Blog: What Horrified Me While Reporting The Sushant Singh Rajput Case

Blog: What Horrified Me While Reporting The Sushant Singh Rajput Case

Saurabh Gupta | Tuesday August 11, 2020

One of my first lessons in journalism was that facts are sacrosanct. I saw this basic principle of journalism tossed aside while reporting on the Sushant Singh Rajput case. Sections of the media went completely berserk and threw good practices out of the window to cater to a political agenda. I am aghast at how the story has been reported by many.

Blog: Facts vs Narrative, Reporters vs Social Media In Palghar Lynching

Blog: Facts vs Narrative, Reporters vs Social Media In Palghar Lynching

Saurabh Gupta | Thursday April 30, 2020

Reporting straight news is becoming challenging as everyone expects reporters to feed the narrative cooked up by keyboard warriors. Hashtag armies and Twitter warriors don't bother with facts. They are only concerned with narratives.

Blog: Mumbai Needs The Metro, But Can We Save Aarey's Trees Too, Please?

Blog: Mumbai Needs The Metro, But Can We Save Aarey's Trees Too, Please?

Saurabh Gupta | Wednesday September 18, 2019

As a reporter, I have been covering the Aarey protests for a while now and the question has remained - whether the Metro car shed should come up at Aarey Colony, an area lush with trees and grassland, one that is technically not forest land but might well be.

Blog: I Haven't Seen This Kind Of Rain In Years In Mumbai

Blog: I Haven't Seen This Kind Of Rain In Years In Mumbai

Saurabh Gupta | Wednesday September 04, 2019

It has been at least two been two years since I saw rain like this. It has rained practically the entire night and afternoon and Mumbai has once again been brought to a standstill. And once again Mumbaikars waded through waist-deep water to reach home or work. Many were left stranded in buses, taxis and cars.

Blog: The Surprising Impact Of Raj Thackeray And His Digital Screen Rallies

Blog: The Surprising Impact Of Raj Thackeray And His Digital Screen Rallies

Saurabh Gupta | Monday April 22, 2019

Raj Thackeray is a crowd puller and not a vote puller - that is how political analysts often describe him. His party's legislative presence is negligible and the MNS does not have a single candidate.

Blog: The Secret Role Of Prashant Kishor As BJP, Sena Sink Differences

Blog: The Secret Role Of Prashant Kishor As BJP, Sena Sink Differences

Saurabh Gupta | Tuesday February 19, 2019

Aditya Thackeray's promotion in the Shiv Sena, announced last year, became official during the press conference held jointly by BJP President Amit Shah, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray on Monday

Blog: Darjeeling Simmers Again, But It's Different This Time

Blog: Darjeeling Simmers Again, But It's Different This Time

Saurabh Gupta | Saturday July 01, 2017

Having been a Darjeeling resident for nine years, the Gorkhaland agitation is something I have witnessed from very close quarters, especially between 1995 to 2004 as a student at Mount Hermon School, situated very close to Patlebas, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung's bastion.

Blog: Right-Wing Intellectuals Say This is Their Conclave

Blog: Right-Wing Intellectuals Say This is Their Conclave

Saurabh Gupta | Saturday December 20, 2014

Around 70 politicians, writers, academicians, religious and business leaders have gathered in Goa for an intellectual gathering, along with 400 participants, for the India Ideas Conclave.

Blog: The Remarkable Cool of Devendra Fadnavis

Blog: The Remarkable Cool of Devendra Fadnavis

Saurabh Gupta | Monday October 27, 2014

Saurabh Gupta on what it took to beat the competition.

Blog: Blog: Covering the Shakti Mills Gang-Rape Case

Blog: Blog: Covering the Shakti Mills Gang-Rape Case

Saurabh Gupta | Saturday April 05, 2014

From the day the survivor almost fainted in court till the sentencing on Friday, this trial has been unique.