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Articles by Rakesh Mehar
Articles by Rakesh Mehar
Regulation or gag order? Editors weigh in on Karnataka MLAs' demand for new media rules
Senior mediapersons balk at external control on the media, but agree that self-regulation is the need of the hour in Kannada media.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 20:16
From audacious dream to successful space project, this book details ISRO’s fairy-tale journey
From his personal memories of a lifetime spent at ISRO, Aravamudan crafts a fascinating biography of India’s highly successful space programme.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 13:56
Meet Kiran, a Bengaluru petrol bunk attendant who made Bull Temple Road safer for everyone
Each time he has run into a safety hazard on Bull Temple Road, Kiran resolved it with small but effective solutions.
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 16:00
Review: 'Urvi' struggles to be realistic about trafficking, but its answers are too easy
The film takes too many easy outs and never really explores the real complexities of the issues it seeks to portray.
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 17:19
The TVF allegations: Why powerful men must speak when peers are accused of sexual harassment
Everyone has a right to fair investigation but let's not forget that in most cases, the accused has more power than the victim.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 15:55
Injustice of Viva Voce: Dalit JNU scholar’s death and the undemocratic selection process
Muthukrishanan’s death must bring attention to the systemic discrimination against students from marginalized communities.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 08:31
Review: ‘Veera Ranachandi’ is an action film that doesn’t know what to do with its woman hero
Other than featuring Ragini in the lead, the film does not change a single element from the standard formula written for male action heroes.
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 16:49
‘Velvet Revolution’ maps the difficult, dangerous journey of women scribes across the world
While empathy for journalists is at a low everywhere, the film highlights the quiet resolve of women journalists pursuing untold stories.
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 13:47
Review: ‘Eradane Sala’ is one big time-warp, but with a few brief moments of fun
'Eradane Sala' takes its protagonists through a trail of needless complications that could have been solved with simple conversation.
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 18:39
Does ban on dubbed films help Kannada? Activists say it's time Sandalwood opened up
The issue has been given the emotional colour of a pro-Kannada culture movement, but is there more to it than meets the eye?
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 20:05