Comment is free (and fair)
In this era of constant, instant opinionating, we are rather old-fashioned in believing in ‘show, don’t tell’. Which means, we’d rather show you, through deep and incisive reportage, how technology is transforming our society, rather than hold forth on whatever the burning issue of the day is. Like Guardian editor CP Scott said, “Comment is free, but facts are sacred.”
That said, we do believe there are times when commentary is valuable as it allows us to pull back from facts and see the larger picture; it helps us make sense of things that are too complex to be narrated linearly.
Some of our top comment pieces in 2016:
Historian Ramachandra Guha on the dangers of misinformation via social media:
Food delivery startups were the flavour of the season in 2015. Then, real life happened.
“If we think that the human race in our age of great powers needs great wisdom that exceeds the powers, then most money-making goals will miss what is needed”
Cash is often seen as an obsolete, inefficient system of payment used by technologically backward people. But is it?
Once you are done consuming the film, the aftertaste is not quite what you’d expect.