Shailaja Bajpai is Director (Academics) at Express Institute of Media Studies (EXIMS). She has been writing about television since 1984. "Far too long," in her own words. But she has also watched it change, grow, grow and grow into what is today... the elephant in the room and any conversation on any subject. In her case, it would be true to say that you have to pay her to watch television! She also supervises the EXIMS, the Express Group's post-graduate journalism programme.
Both Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi had TV outings. Both Q&As were bland and predictable.
Compare the flattering treatment, the softball questions, to the interview that Rahul faced.
The respite from TV coverage of Modi, Rahul and Kejriwal did not last long.
News TV switches off the world. And reduces election coverage to tracking of celebrity candidates.
For TV channels, election season is about trying to get politicians to give straightforward replies.
Ukraine made news around the world — except on Indian TV.
He is grand, even when he is diminished.
Meanwhile, daytime news TV is becoming more politically gripping.
It’s a question we ought to ask ourselves: how long will Kejriwal be the main feature while Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi, forget all the other politicians in the country, act as fillers?
In his first formal interview, he and his questioner, Arnab Goswami, seemed to be speaking different languages.
Open references to sexual matters and preferences have increased on Indian television.
With its occupation of Rail Bhavan, AAP moved from being media darling to media villain.
It’s never too early for news TV to begin searching for the next prime minister.
The AAP may or may not eat into the BJP's vote share, but certainly it has already eaten into the BJP's media exposure.
As the results came in,TV news lost the big picture with all the colour-coding.
Meanwhile,DD National exhumes an old show for prime time.
And closure,of a sort,in a high-profile case.
Hell be out there on the cricket field,at least on television replays.
TV generated enough hot air around Tendulkars 199th Test to propel him beyond the stratosphere.
If elections were decided by TV,Modi would have won by a landslide already.
Current seasons of US TV shows offer vivid images of modern America.
Mercifully,Phailin was not as bad as the coverage on news TV had led us to believe
24 poses a new question to a jaded TV audience.
From Rahul Gandhis outburst to Narendra Modis village moment,our three leading politicians could do better with the press.
TV news could treat Americas 60 Minutes as its lodestar.
From Narendra Modis elevation to the return of Mahabharat,it was a maha big week on TV.
It was Asaram all the way. Parliament debate on the food security bill hardly got a look-in.
The House functioned. And then Sonia Gandhis health sent channels into a tizzy.
Moments of sanity are few when jingoism replaces journalism
Opinion polls are in season. Scepticism is in order