Of press freedom and confident women

first_imgEducate yourselves on two buzzwords key to those who present news to you: censorship and freedom of expression; Trace the rise of television journalism and what it is now, in the words of a veteran journalist; And finally, learn why women must, and can, overcome people-pleasing. Here is a list of books, which you can add in your bookshelf: ‘War over Words: Censorship in India, 1930-1960’ by Devika Sethi Debates over freedom of expression make a significant chunk of the civic thought in a democracy like India. Censorship, too, has been an universal phenomenon throughout history. This book is about the history of censorship of publications in India over three crucial decades – encompassing the Gandhian anti-colonial movement, the Second World War, Partition, and the early years of Independent India. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”In India, the contest over ideas and identities did not end in 1947; neither did the use of print as a means of disseminating views of various hues. Censorship, did not cease in 1947, and this book explores censorship of the printed word in India in the 15 years before and after independence from British rule,” the author wrote in the introduction. ‘The Indian Newsroom’ by Sandeep Bhushan The book, written by veteran journalist Sandeep Bhushan, asks pertinent questions of television journalism in its introduction, and tries to answer them in its pages: What caused the death of field-based reportage, and the marginalisation of reporters? What is access journalism, and what’s wrong with it? How did India evolve the star system? Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIt goes on to ask: Is the reporter-editor relationship necessarily adversarial? How does the owner-editor system, perhaps unique to India, work in practice? And importantly, how does India compare to more mature industries, like those in the USA or UK? Expressing his thoughts over the changing face of TV journalism, the debut author has written in detail about studios, stars and the unmaking of reporters. ‘Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals’ by Rachel Hollis “…Like many other women, I’m still in the process of overcoming a lifetime of people-pleasing,” that’s how the founder of a lifestyle website, Rachel Hollis, introduces her new book ‘Girl, Stop Apologizing’. Hollis says that she has seen it too often: women not living to their full potential. The book, tailor-made for women who undersell themselves, identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviours to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence and believing in yourself.last_img