Opening of the Padma Bridge and its Reflections by Indian Media


Indian media plays crucial role in deepening Bangladesh-India relations. However, in the pre-2009 era, the coverage of Indian media about Bangladesh affairs or India’s relations with Bangladesh has been marginal. Many argue that during that time, Indian media mostly covered negative news on Bangladesh. D. Sinha contends that ‘Bangladesh is a marginal entity in the mainstream print and electronic media in India. But when it finds any mention its dominant representations in the Indian national media, both the mainstream print and electronic variety, pertain to its image as a “wasteland” marked by utter poverty, natural disasters like flood, religious bigotry, and fundamentalism, den of anti-Indian forces…

Dr. Md. Shariful Islam is an Assistant Professor at Department of International Relations, University of Rajshahi and Research Fellow at the KRF Center for Bangladesh and Global Affairs, Bangladesh.

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