Thursday, May 6, 2021


    4 POSTS
    Dr. Piyashi Dutta - Assistant Professor, Amity School of Communication, Amity University, Noida.

    Breather for Indian Democracy: “IF” AAP Returns in Delhi

    After a prolonged and aggressive phase of campaigning, Delhi has casted its vote amidst the election fever. What would the results hold for its residents?

    The Politics of Public Opinion and Popular Narrative in the Aftermath of National War- Mongering

    In the context of the Pulwama attack and the war-mongering in the aftermath of the deadly attack, it is important to contemplate upon the instigative and irresponsible role played by the media.  The building of a responsible public opinion is one of media’s key responsibilities which it seems to have negated over the recent weeks.

    Hooked to Social Media: Netizens Hardly Have a Life

    VIEWPOINT Netizens are becoming violent, irrational and humdrum. If one deliberates on the insinuations and predispositions for people in the online world, it can be said that the herd effect on all social media platforms has severely affected the lives of people who are at the receiving end.

    The Plague of Modern India

    COMBATING COMMUNALISM In this piece the author reflects on the death of Nilotpal Das and Abhijeet Nath and communal tensions between Mahzabi Sikhs and Khasis in Meghalaya.


    4 POSTS
    Dr. Piyashi Dutta - Assistant Professor, Amity School of Communication, Amity University, Noida.


    Social Moorings and Distancing: From Living in an Intimate Neighbourhood to Living in a Gated Community

    During the mid- 70’s I grew up in a para (a neighbourhood or locality having a strong sense of community solidarity) in North Bengal...

    Do you have a Right to Protest? The Coronavirus’s Impact on Freedom of Assembly

    The article looks at the impact of the COVID-19 on people's right to protest.

    Colombia gives nearly 1 million Venezuelan migrants legal status and right to work

    Colombia will grant legal status to all Venezuelan migrants who fled there since 2016 to escape their country’s economic collapse and political crisis. The bold...

    How to get COVID-19 vaccines to poor countries – and still keep patent benefits for drugmakers

    The world has a COVID-19 vaccine access and distribution crisis. While almost half of all doses administered so far have been in Europe and North America, while many poorer countries have vaccinated less than than 1% of their populations.

    The Need for Ensuring Authentic Covid-19 Data For Proper Policy Response 

    Scientists have been drawing attention to the  need for a lot of caution to avoid overestimating Covid-19  deaths. This is necessary both to avoid panic and panic-driven unduly harsh measures.