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April 14, 2006

Kashmir gets its first women’s magazine

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir saw its first women’s magazine hit the news stands this week, but while issues such as dating and working mothers are on the contents page, politics and Islam are not. "She’ reflects changes in the conservative Muslim state, where women are increasingly faced with the kind of choices that more liberal societies have been dealing with for far longer, the magazine said in its launch edition. The first issue addresses topics ranging from beauty tips to breast cancer;... MORE
April 10, 2006

New magazine explores ‘taboo’ dating in Kashmir Valley

SRINAGAR: Want to know about dating in Kashmir? Refer to She, a magazine patronised by Sheeba Masoodi, the wife of chief cleric of Kashmir and chairman of moderate Hurriyat Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. Inaugural issue of She was released by eminent personalities and educationists here on Saturday. Mirwaiz’s wife, though present on the occasion, ducked the flashing cameras and refused to talk. Covered in a black veil, she preferred to stay in another room when the inaugural function started... MORE
December 1, 2005

Playboy exploring men’s magazine for India

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Playboy (PLA.N: Quote, Profile, Research) is in talks to launch a men’s magazine in India, but one that does not include its trademark nudes or even its name, Chief Executive Christie Hefner said on Thursday. The top-selling men’s magazine in the world, which is rolling out an edition in Argentina soon, also wants to return to Italy and Australia, and is discussing joint ventures with local publishers in those countries. Playboy also has ambitions for a British edition,... MORE
October 7, 2005

A newspaper in Kashmiri

To give Kashmiri language the place it deserves is not the concern of the intelligentsia only but demand comes form almost every section of the society. Of late the majority of those who speak and understand Kashmiri but unfortunately cannot read and write it have given vent to their demand that their mother tongue be given the status it deserves. It is now evident enough that different cultural and literary organizations have emerged and those already existing have revived their activities... MORE
September 12, 2005

INS addresses problems of small and medium newspapers of NE

The problems confronting the small and medium newspapers with special focus on North East was deliberated upon at a seminar organised by the Indian Newspaper Society in Guwahati earlier this month. Initiated by Sunil Dang, Chairman, Small And Medium Newspapers Committee, the seminar turned out to be quite successful in identifying the difficulties and problems of member publications in the North East, and saw the participation of around 40 member publications from the region. In his inaugural... MORE
August 1, 2005

Journalism students: They all have their own good reasons

Changing mindsets are giving way to alternative career options. Gone are the days when all one could choose from was medicine, engineering or law. Mass communications and journalism, more so, over the last few years have turned out to be a viable career option. A number of reasons have been driving students to take up journalism. But, what are these? Radhika Khanna, head of the department of journalism at Delhi’s Kamala Nehru College puts her point across: “What people are usually looking for... MORE
August 1, 2005

First Person: Burning fingers in an overheated job market

Finally it is here. After almost every sector has witnessed a boom, it is finally boom time for the print media as well. With Mumbai at the receiving end of three brand new newspapers and a general upbteat mood in the industry, it’s raining jobs for media professionals. The joke doing rounds in media circles is that newspaper offices may soon put up a sign on their doors ? ?Trespassers will be recruited’. Taking advice from peers to "capitalise on the boom before it goes bust," I decided to... MORE
April 20, 2005

Newspaper staff demand wage board

Newspaper and news agency employees from various parts of the country on Tuesday marched to Parliament demanding a new wage board and a ban on FDI in the print media. The employees, under the banner of Confederation of Newspaper and News Agency Employees Organisations, marched carrying banners and placards and shouting slogans. They were stopped at the Parliament Street Police Station. Leaders of the All-India Newspaper Employees Federation, National Union of Journalists (India), Indian... MORE
August 18, 1997

US journalist barred from India

On 13 August 1997, Indian immigration authorities refused to allow Martin Sugarman, an independent United States (US) photographer and filmmaker, to enter India for the purpose of reporting in the Kashmir Valley. Sugarman arrived in New Delhi on a flight from London, United Kingdom shortly before midnight on 12 August. He had been issued a visa on 16 July by the Indian Consulate in San Francisco, US. His passport was seized and then he was detained and questioned by immigration and security... MORE