Archive for: November 2013

50 Must know points about the JFK Assassination

1. On Nov. 11, 1963, President Kennedy laid a Veterans Day wreath at
the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

2. He would be buried at the same cemetery only two weeks later.

3. Jacqueline Kennedy rarely traveled with her husband on political
trips but decided to accompany him to Texas on Nov. 21.

4. On Nov. 22, the couple attended a breakfast in Fort Worth.

5. The presidential open-top limousine had been flown in from D.C.

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FIFAvored?

“Founded in 1823 and described as ‘the last bastion of free speech’, the Oxford Union is the most famous debating society in the world.”

That is what the Oxford Union has to say about itself on its official, verified Twitter page. This slogan is derived from Harold Macmillan’s opinion of the Oxford Union which became apparent when he called it.. Guess what? “The last bastion of free speech in the Western world.”

So, what part has the Oxford Union Society to play in an article with a very provocative title that has a clear indication towards the international governing body of football? Well, it was on their invitation that the President of FIFA, Joseph Blatter addressed the audience on various aspects of world football. It was in the venerable independent debating hall of this Society that he was posed a question on a very divisive issue; one that can be compressed down to this: Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi? His answer was interesting. I’m sure every football fan has heard it as it seems to be the most talked about issue in football fandom, in multiple social media forums, throughout the past month. On the other hand, if you haven’t heard it yet, let me pull you out of your shell and introduce you to the crux around which the substantive matter of this article revolves: Continue Reading..


Abraar Ahmed
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Abraar Ahmed

The Indian ‘KITSCH’

The main goals of media organizations all over the world, mostly the private ones are: Generating Profit, Social influence and prestige, maximizing an audience, Sectional goals, serving the public interest.

Now which ought to come predominantly before which is the real question. Generating a profit is essential, but at what point does enough becomes enough. At what point do we stop spade-feeding our avarice and come to the realization that quality and content of the show is probably something important too. Or else we would not be able to check all the boxes listed above. Television has always been mediating through a wide range of more or less informal, pressure groups which seek to influence directly what the media do. They set boundaries in terms of content and effectiveness where several organizational bodies such as religious, occupational and political bodies, complain and lobby on a wide range of issues, often on basis of morality, ethnicity, politics, representations of minority, sexual orientation of the characters on-screen and the likes. But inherently, at least in our beautiful country, all the major issues are probably screened and solved by keeping one important aim in mind, Maximizing the audience and keeping the ratings steady.

Now let us focus on a critical aspect of mass media; The Soap-Opera side of Indian television.

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Simon Stephens Ghosh
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Simon Stephens Ghosh