Episode 267: Dhanya Rajendran Fights the Gaze

Indian mainstream media tends to see our country with the gaze of a privileged North Indian man. That is changing. Dhanya Rajendran joins Amit Varma in episode 267 of The Seen and the Unseen to talk about her journey in setting up The News Minute, and in deepening our journalism and the conversations we have.

Also check out:
1. Dhanya Rajendran on TwitterInstagram and The News Minute.
2. Support The News Minute.
3. Cut the Clutter.
4. The Life and Times of Abhinandan Sekhri — Episode 254 of The Seen and the Unseen.
5. The death of Savita Halappanavar.
6. Steven Van Zandt: Springsteen, the death of rock and Van Morrison on Covid — Richard Purden.
7. Some regional publications: NewsmeterThe Cue and Truecopythink.
8. 7 Indians are hostages in a conflict between Houthi rebels and Saudi coalition in Yemen — Sanyukta Dharmadhikari.
9. The Story of an Income Tax Search — Dhanya Rajendran on Instagram.
10. TV Newsance — Manisha Pande — YouTube Playlist.
11. 10,000 people charged with sedition in one Jharkhand district — Supriya Sharma for Scroll.
12. Manju and the Mommy Wars: Why should women conform to ‘ideal mother’ stereotype? — Sowmya Rajendran.
13. Superforecasting — Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner.
14. The Mallu Analyst on YouTube.
15. Get Roast with Gaya3 on YouTube.
16. A Meditation on Form — Amit Varma.
17. Narendra Modi takes a Great Leap Backwards — Amit Varma on Demonetisation.
18. Ram Guha Reflects on His Life — Episode 266 of The Seen and the Unseen.
19. Tweets on the Bharat Biotech court case by Siddharth Varadarajan and Dhanya Rajendran. (See who got trolled more!)
20. Does India take its national symbols too seriously? — Jan 2008 episode of We the People.
21. Our Hindu Rashtra — Aakar Patel.
22. Price of the Modi Years — Aakar Patel.
23. Whole Numbers and Half Truths — Rukmini S.
24. Rukmini Sees India’s Multitudes — Episode 261 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Rukmini S).
25. Malare — Song from Premam.
26. Missing: Half the Story: Journalism as if Gender Matters — Kalpana Sharma and others.
27. The Anatomy of Hate — Revati Laul.
28. The Seasons of Trouble — Rohini Mohan.
29. Notting Hill.
30. And once again, support The News Minute!

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