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Murky business: How news channels manipulate ratings

A press conference by Mumbai police brings big news channels under the radar for alleged manipulation of TRPs On 8 October, Mumbai police chief Parambir Singh claimed to have busted…

Circus at Rhea Chakraborty’s house

After spending a day outside the actor’s house I have only one word for what I witnessed: Shame! It was around 9.15 am on August 27 when I arrived at…

Confusion worse confounded

How Republic passed off a muddle of contradictions as ‘news’ about Disha Salian’s death The front page of the Indian Express had a short piece on August 13 on how after questioning actor…

Rising star falls

Suraj Chavan, 18, became one of Maharashtra’s most popular TikTok stars, with 15 lakh followers. His dream was to rebuild his one-room house It was one o’clock in the afternoon.…

Gossip anonymous

Websites are devoted to scandalous anonymous gossip on celebrities, and the issue’s back in the spotlight with Sushant Singh Rajput’s death “High society has been treated to a sorry spectacle…

‘I made a big mistake’

Asif Khan was vilified and lost his job after Satish Suthar’s Buzzing Trends wrongly identified him as the Twitter user who had abused Hindu deities On June 7, Alt News reported how…

What ails Pune

From the first patient to 100 cases a day: Pune has become one of India’s first coronavirus hotspots, an audit of the cases in the city, its response, and what…