Hi guys, not sure if you will be reading this in hafta or not. But there. I really feel like I have a second family, who get together every week to discuss the issues they care about. I was baited when you started giving free hafta during Covid. Fortunately, I have been hooked and subscribed ever since.
My wife also worked for the mainstream media, and she told me real horror stories about how the media works, how dried up the income, how it is so underpaid that almost everyone passes favors in return. of gifts. As an entrepreneur, I understand how the media exist on the balance sheets of large companies – not as a negative balance but as a public relations budget.
Also, I was an EdTech professor of physics and always admired Carl Sagan, Neil Tyson and so on, for scientific inspiration. I wonder why we don’t have good science speakers who inspire kids and speak in key conversations across the country.
Please keep me anonymous. I’m someone who is always on top of the news – it’s my job, but even as a schoolgirl, I loved reading the newspaper. Lately, however, I find it mentally taxing to read or watch anything to do with the news. So much so that I haven’t listened to any of the last 9 or 10 Haftas. I cut out all forms of information (and I’m not talking about our usual suspects like Republic et al that I never looked at anyway).
Every time I come across a piece of news it feels like a repeat of something that just happened a few weeks ago, especially when it comes to India. I feel like I’m stuck in a loop.
It may be an unanswered question, but how do journalists avoid a mental collapse? I would love to hear how you all stay clear-headed in the midst of very difficult times made worse by both government and a divided society.
Over the past few weekends on the NL podcast, our listeners and Mehraj have pointed out that Islam as a religion is really good, but through the media or other media it is portrayed under a bad influence. I think no religion is bad or good. It is only based on the person interpreting their religion according to their own wisdom. We have people with a right-wing mindset in all religions, be it Christianity, Hinduism, or Islam. My Hinduism might be different from the Newslaundry team’s beliefs in Hinduism, but that doesn’t mean my Hinduism is good or bad and the same is true of Islam or Christianity.
Lots of love and continue to make a great NL journalism team.
I would like to bring to your attention an anecdote about my home state, Andhra Pradesh. About a year ago, an activist filed an RTI with NITI Aayog after discovering a report on how the central government should plan the development of Andhra Pradesh after partition. However, when asked for a copy, they replied that only one hard copy had been printed and sent to PMO, and that they did not even have an electronic copy of that report with them. He again filed an RTI to the PMO requesting the copy and the PMO’s response said, “This is a matter of national security and therefore cannot be disclosed.”
Dear NL team,
I am a law student. I have been following your work for about two years now. You gave me a student subscription a few months ago and I promised myself that I would use my first salary to subscribe. Glad to let you know that I received my first salary as a paralegal and kept that promise today.
Daniel Kahneman wrote that our judgments are influenced by how easily we can remember information. If we don’t know the things that matter, they don’t matter to us. So it is only natural for authoritarian governments to exercise excessive control over the information disseminated so that we cannot think beyond SSR or Aryan Khan, to things like oxygen shortages or murders. with hit and run. So thank you for giving me the space to think about real issues and form an independent judgment.
May the mainstream media attack you every day and come out victorious every time.
Hi NL team,
Listening to the discussion that followed the letter regarding the Defense Force and the song’s dedication to Bapu, I share this article by C. Douglas Lummis titled; , on how the state is inherently violent, and how Bapu envisioned an alternative, a nonviolent state. It also explores why we can’t even imagine zero military? It is written by a former US Navy stationed in Japan.
The podcast I came across this article from, by Sidin Vadukut, is also fascinating. Episodes 9 and 10 focus on Gandhi’s ideas on statehood and constitutionalism, and the Aundh experience, where a small kingdom in Maharashtra ratified its own Gandhian constitution.
Great job and I wish you all the best in these difficult times,
The farmers’ protests have been going on for months and there is still no pan-Indian spread of the protests that should have happened now. Could Godi media have built such a strong narrative or are there other reasons?
After reading the article on Hari Om – Ajay Mishra’s Driver, on Newslaundry, my thoughts were exactly what Manisha was talking about; how is it possible for him to crush people even in the heat of the moment? There must have been an order to do it.
Thanks for the good job,
Love your job. The TV Newsance team deserves a raise because go ahead, just watching those news clips could affect their soul forever.
My only suggestion is that if some of your video series like Newsance had subtitles, they could have more reach. But other than that, you did a great job.
I wanted the panel’s opinion on whether more federalism is a way forward, especially if we want small border states to develop. I am from Punjab and being a border state we have not had central investment in any industry. We have given so much to the nation, but because we don’t matter in the national election scenario, we don’t get any attention from the center.
Heavy central control was good during the initial post-independence period, but we can see it is failing now.
Thanks for all the good work you do,