ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Digitalisation of TV Distribution: Affordability and Availability

The second amendment to the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Amendment Act passed in Parliament in December 2011 mandated that the distribution of signals of cable and satellite television, from the local cablewala to subscribing households, be exclusively in the digital mode. Four years after the act was passed, and after completion of three phases of the digital migration, the aim is to find out if the emergent regulatory framework did anything at all to enhance the television-viewing experience for cable and satellite TV subscribers.

Locating Nayi Duniya in the Urdu Press

In the book review "Media and the Stereotyping of Muslims" (EPW, 1 August 2009), Kalpana Sharma tries to locate Ather Farouqui's Muslims and Media Images: News versus Views within her own knowledge about the issues related to the Urdu media. This comment argues that what is problematic about the review is the bracketing of Nayi Duniya, as a serious Urdu publication, with Inquilab and Siyasat.

Legal Dynamics of Minority Educational Institutions

Legal Dynamics of Minority Educational Institutions Arshad Amanullah The volume under review foregrounds experiences of the minorities in the subcontinent to discuss the legal dynamics of minority educational institutions. Situating the debate within the discourse of the gap between the laws and the reality, the articles in this collection interrogate the role of the polity (

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