“To him that hath, more shall be given; and from him that hath not, the little that he hath shall be taken away.” With the raging pandemic widening the wealth gap between the rich and the poor, the inaccessibility of devices to the underprivileged for online learning, calls for a reckoning. The recent death of a 19-year old student regarding this has sparked off the ‘Digital Divide’ in India.
The mainstream media has abruptly lost its essence since its inception, and unfair practices in this field have marked a spike. News channels are stuck in a labyrinth of dramatizing every crisis just to please the target audience. Has it just become a place steered by government officials? Has it just become a room for more assumptions and rumors rather than stating out the facts? Why is it hard to report ‘the truth’?