Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : Ahmad, Afaq


Representation Of Rape Cases In Indian Dailies With Special Reference To ‘Nirbhaya’ Gangrape.

Afaq Ahmad; Seema Shukla; Kavita Verma

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 4213-4220

Press is considered the fourth pillar of any democratic setup. India is a democratic country; therefore, newspapers play an agenda-setting role in the country. The cases of rape are ubiquitous phenomenon and reported every day in newspapers. A 23-year-old female was brutally raped and murdered by six adult men and one 17 years old juvenile in the year 2012. This brutal gang rape attracted media headlines not only in India but across the world due to its horrific nature in which the crime was committed. The present research paper attempts to understand the representation of rape in newspapers with special reference to Delhi gang rape case. The researcher has also conducted comparative analysis of representation of high-profile rape cases and normal rape cases. To analyze the reports the data were collected from three Hindi and three English newspapers namely Dainik Jagran, Hindustan, Dainik Bhaskar, The Times of India, The Tribune and The Hindu published from Dehradun. The researchers used electronic version of editions for the study. All the news items were read and re-read carefully and analyzed thematically. The study shows that newspapers highlight those stories and give extensive coverage to those rape incidents which have elements of sympathy, public apathy and exposure of such incidents by means of protests.

Changing Trends Of Hindi Remix Songs And Its Impact On Younger Generations: A Survey Study.

Afaq Ahmad; Viti Goel; R. KShiva Kumar

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 4194-4212

Media play a prominent role to inform, educate and entertain people. The electronic media have expanded its growth among common masses due to its lingual and vocal acceptability these days. The Bollywood remix songs have tremendously affected younger generations in terms of moulding their way of living. The remix songs have also created a niche for today’s youths when we talk about the occurring transformation in their daily life style. On the contrary, the changing trends of Hindi remix songs seem to have vehemently changed the mind set of younger generations as messages kept in these songs seldom proved detrimental to shape the thoughts and notions of younger generations. Hence, Hindi remix songs play negative as well positive role to shape the mental and emotional growth of younger generations in many ways. The present paper is basically a Survey study. To fulfil it, the researchers conducted a survey of 150 respondents to know the perception of youths about changing trends of Hindi remix songs and its effect on their daily life-style. Further, the present paper is an attempt to investigate the popularity of remix songs among youths and its consequential impact to shape the societal norms and to fulfil it the content of five selected Hindi Remix songs between 2014 to 2019 - Laila Main Laila of the movie Raees; Humma Humma of movie Ok Jaanu; Dilbar Dilbar of the movie Satyamev Jayate; Ek Do Teen of the movie Baaghi 2; Aankh Marey of the movie Simba have also been taken for consideration.