message gets bigger than the medium
technologies are accelerating the shift of power away from traditional voices of
authority in journalism and politics. New media designers predict that the
day-to-day mass audience will splinter further into niches because people will
want to create their own customised flow of information. In politics, citizens
are already treated as demographic niches, and their common values are rarely
addressed. Candidates and political interest groups deepen our divisions by
fashioning single-issue appeals to narrow voter populations.
at the wheel!
we doing all right?" Catch any guy saying that! They were eager,
nervous but determined. Manning (yes it still a guy thing) one of the
PC (passage control) points at the recently concluded women’s
motoring rallies was quite an experience. There were two such rallies.
The one in Chandigarh had 138 participants and was a local rally.
Popular with winged visitors
a winter morning. An intense cold breeze grips the visitors as sun begins to
unfold gradually on the vast Pong reservoir. Winged guests from Siberia and
Central Asian countries slowly start descending on the blue waters. By noon one
can see the entire expanse of the Shahnahar barrage dotted with dark