2002 riots

Modi, the mobs and the camera

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What was it like to cover the post-Godhra riots and the subsequent Gujarat assembly elections, when you were one of the state government’s targets? Nalin Mehta, who worked for a 24-hour TV news channel, writes about his experiences.  

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BJP, Cong Field Dubious Candidates in Gujarat

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