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The National Press Day and quality in Indian Media

Today, we are celebrating the National Press Day, to commemorate the establishment of the Press council of India, which was formed in 1966, the fundamental work of the Council to check the quality of the reportage being provided by the Indian Press. This is not secret, how Indian media reporting as far as qualities are concerned, specially by the electronic media. I don’t have any idea, what all has been done by the Press council of India to check the quality of reporting   Freedom of expression is fundamental right as stated in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Globally , those of who have to work for press are facing difficulties, like working under extreme pressure of authorities and influences of corporate-driven media houses. People from the press have been incarcerated on the false cases, facing torture/abduction and in the many cases in India or elsewhere they have been killed for expressing the truth. In the 2020 World Press Freedom Index , India is r

Why I Believe Birsa Munda Remains Relevant For Indigenous Identity Around The World

Birsa Munda was an indigenous leader and a folk hero, belonging to the Munda tribe who was behind the Millenarian movement that arose in Jharkhand during the British Raj. This made him an important figure in the history of the Indian independence movement. Birsa Munda is named with great respect as one of the freedom fighters in the Indian struggle for independence against British colonialism. His achievements in the freedom struggle became even greater considering he accomplished this before he turned 25. Birsa’s devotion to his people was such that he was almost revered as God by his followers. By the time he was in his 20s, his activities in present-day Jharkhand had already begun to worry the British establishment to a considerable extent. He was finally caught by the British on February 3, 1900, when he was only 25 years old. He died soon afterwards under mysterious circumstances on June 9, 1900, at Ranchi Jail. Indigenous people from the rest of Asia or Africa hav

Jawaharlal Nehru : what i know about you?

  Today we are remembering Pt. Nehru on his Birth anniversary, But I am recalling his historical speech, when he shared his emotional outburst after Gandhi's brutal killing in the day light in Delhi, "The Light Has Gone Out of Our Lives". Yes Pt. Ji, that was beginning for the losing the lights or wisdom from our life in India. The light is still fading the remaining brightness, on which people like you tried to build our country.   You preferred scientific temper and questioning on everything , you tried to give us new path in the world through NAM. You tried to give different kind of leadership to the world or tried to build solidarity with the same kind of leaders/ countered who did not want to follow the either one of the power (USA/USSR). Instead build alternative voice . Even, I am big fan for your understating of the economic development, to choose between the hard core capitalism and socialism. Your idea to go as mixed to take our strength of economy as well a