The immortal line from the Bhagawad Gita goes on to be translated as “Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds”. We are seeing this now as Covid-19 and its many mutations and variants sweep across the globe, bringing death and relentless destruction.
The verdict in the defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani by former minister MJ Akbar has resulted in one of the more enlightened judgments in recent times. It is a huge shot in the arm against the virus of male sexual harassment.
Thanks to the pandemic, Big Tech has emerged with huge profits and enormous clout over individuals and governments, including sanctions against the president of the most powerful country in the world. Have the Big Five collectively become the new superpower?
There are signs that the pandemic could have an unexpected positive side effect trust in science and those who are working to use it to improve our health, even save lives as the hope for a vaccine gathers pace.
All OTT platforms will now come under government regulations and rules. While there is a lack of clarity on what these regulations entail, it means that streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar and others now answer to Prakash Javadekar, the minister for information and broadcasting
Has the pandemic locked us into a high-tech dystopia? Two high profile social activists, Vandana Shiva in India, and Canadian author Naomi Klein, have both been warning of an age they call Digital Dictatorship, when the giants of the tech world will dominate the economy, and all our lives.
The most disturbing element in the Sushant Rajput suicide case is how the media in general has discarded all norms of ethics, decency and objectivity by its sensationalism and biased coverage. It paints a grim picture for the future of the Indian news space.
The best use of the photo-op is by using it to make a statement showing empathy, masculinity, wisdom, intellectual depth and/or in tune with contemporary trends and technology. Social media with its instant impact and enormous reach has made it an even more effective weapon.