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Sunetra Choudhury

  • Rape and the new rules of reporting

    There are some things that are intrinsic to being a TV journalist and forward planning is one of those, which I hate. For a journalist like me who lives to break news and who also loves finding stories in the least expected places, it’s a tedious aspect of the medium  to plan, plan and plan for...

    Sunday, 8 September 2013 - 7:54am
  • Let's make laws, not waste time

    On Thursday, when Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh was originally scheduled to speak on the economic crisis, a  BJP MP who’s quite known for his wit and candour, tried to explain why they expected the address to get postponed by a day.

    Sunday, 1 September 2013 - 7:43am
  • We don't need men to be our saviours

    It was a bad day for politicians to say stupid things. One of us, a working woman, a journalist, was gang-raped while on assignment and minister RR Patil wanted to rise to the occasion, to say a leader-like thing that would make us all sleep better at night. “If women journalists demand police...

    Sunday, 25 August 2013 - 8:01am
  • A new mantra: I protest, therefore I am

    Trust Salman Rushdie to provoke an interesting line of thought this week. While speaking to those attending the Edinburgh International Book festival, the Best of the Booker winner declared that we were now living in an “Age of offendedness” where people were defined by things they hated instead...

    Sunday, 18 August 2013 - 8:10am
  • Smart netas vs smartphones this election

    Have you met my colleague? She’s the one who runs the Press Information Bureau handle on Twitter?’’ asked my friend, who also happens to be a sarkari information officer.

    Sunday, 11 August 2013 - 8:03am
  • Who's afraid of Durga's shakti?

    This Durga Puja that’s still a few weeks away, I am expecting to see or hear of at least one image of the goddess to be made in the likeness of Durga Shakti Nagpal, the suspended sub-divisional magistrate of Greater Noida. An IAS topper, not yet 30, Nagpal has become a symbol of our nation’s...

    Sunday, 4 August 2013 - 7:47am
  • Whose party line is it, anyway?

    Just as I am writing this, I see a new statement coming in from Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on the poverty debate. The master dissenter, who prides himself for taking the contrarian view (one reason the media loves him) says: “I have always failed to understand the Planning...

    Sunday, 28 July 2013 - 7:02am
  • A lesson from the mid-day meal tragedy

    My colleague Manish Kumar was narrating how outside classrooms still scattered with their books and desks, the bodies of 20 children had been buried.

    Sunday, 21 July 2013 - 7:43am
  • The chink in Narendra Modi's armour

    It was the time when the UPA had newly discovered social media. They were on Twitter, the Prime Minister was on Twitter, the Press Information Bureau was sending out links to outcomes of Cabinet meetings, the President of India was generating videos on YouTube and there were plans that Dr...

    Sunday, 14 July 2013 - 6:51am
  • Ishrat Jahan case: What's happened to the truth?

    Sunday, 7 July 2013 - 7:04am