In this second part of the interview with Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, P. Sainath, talks about media and how it is distinct from journalism. Sainath says that media today is owned by big corporate houses, which is interested in producing stenographers and not journalists.
“If they say they are unable to write, let them first stop writing. We will then see.” So spoke Mahesh Sharma, Union minister of state for culture, in October 2015, mocking the ‘award wapsi’ movement […]
The People’s Archive of Rural India (PARI) is the newest platform on rural India combining audio, video, still photo, text online featuring the work of scores of journalists, photographers, filmmakers and others […]
India’s agrarian crisis has gone beyond the agrarian. It’s a crisis of society. Maybe even a civilizational crisis, with perhaps the largest body of small farmers and labourers on earth fighting to save their livelihoods. […]