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Narendra Modi's Directive to the Press

The print media, bar sections of the Gujarati press in Ahmedabad, have done the nation proud by its objective coverage of the Gujarat carnage. So have the electronic media. Rattled by the bad press it has been getting, the Narendra Modi government has asked three news agencies in Ahmedabad to put out positive stories to refurbish the government's image and thereafter to act as informers on which newspapers print the planted features and which do not.

Gujarat Violence: Meaning and Implications

For years to come, the recent communal violence in Gujarat is going to remain a reference point in identity narratives about the 'self' and the 'other'. Therefore, the different narratives of the violence discussed here, along with their internal nuances, will continue to shape and influence collective memories. In a sense, these narratives, in the larger context of the environmental factors, will influence the political orientations of the people.

Gujarat : Cosmetic Makeover

In almost an exact replication of events that took place in Uttar Pradesh over a year back, Gujarat saw a change of chief ministership, with a failure-ridden Keshubhai Patel being replaced by Narendra Modi. As in UP, the changeover has occurred at a juncture when the assembly elections are due in the state in a year and a half’s time, and there is an urgent need to boost the party’s sagging image.

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