Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Empire Writes Back

Randeep Ramesh, writing in The Guardian on 9 June 2008, tells us that "when the Times of India broke the story that it had bought Virgin Radio for £53m last weekend, it marked the first foreign takeover by an Indian media company. The paper's headline read: "Voice of India will now be heard all over London."

The world's largest-circulation newspaper was founded to support the Raj's interest in western India 170 years ago, and the old lady of Boribunder has revelled in the role of reverse colonialist.

For more, visit http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/jun/09/pressandpublishing.radio

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