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