Jun 182008

Stuff that made me – in no particular order – think, chortle, smirk, snigger , slurp, nod my head wisely. I shan’t identify which is what …coz it will be fun a year later to figure:

Three army men detained with 170 kg of ganja I had this vision of army men in these floral camouflage thingees … waving daffodils and chanting ‘make love not war’ – of course, Asha will be crooning ‘dum maro dum in the background’

The Bangladesh proclamations of independence – drafted on paper during the war against Pakistan in 1971 – have gone missing, officials say. – no comments.

The Shock of the News – “Newspapers in this country seem to be drifting into their own third age of senility. Broadcast news seems as much devoted to the parallel world of celebrity as to what preoccupies the life and death of most of us down in the real world.” No they aren’t talking about India.

Thackeray wants suicide squads to fight terror one of those political oxymoron’s like ‘war for democracy’ and ‘rape for chastity’…

Cyd Charrise passes away – and on with the Communists still putting pressure on the Indian Government to ditch the nuclear deal – despite the energy crisis worldwide….here’s a performance from the musical [tag]Silk Stockings[/tag]

  4 Responses to “Links …..”

  1. Harini, although Robert Fox’s article is not talking about India, having just come back from there, I have to say that Indian media is plumbing depths yet unknown to the British press yet (our neat broadsheet/ tabloid divide helps a bit towards it).. I was shocked, sad and angry to see there is practically no discourse, no analysis, not even an ability ask the right questions when interviewing somebody who matters.

  2. Tagged! It’s a haiku which I know is right up your alley, after reading that monsoon melodies post)!

  3. It’s funny what things stick in one’s mind. I always try to observe myself when I pick up the paper. What is it that brings me to read the article behind the headline? Even if I do decide to read something serious, I am disappointed and I have to agree with Shefaly here.

  4. @ Shefaly . …. not about india was more in the vein of it just could be India.

    indian news is an oxymoron. with an emphasis on the moron :(
    i gave up watching TV news the day Abhishek and rani visited the studios of NDTV and presented the news as Bunty and Bubly. now i primarily watch DD news if atall.
    there was this story of some news reporter asking Somnath Chaterjee (the speaker) his name after interviewing him for his views on something.

    @Lekhni-am travelling this week, will pick it up on my return.

    @Nita – i agree with you. the news media is terribly trite and superficial. i get more stuff out of blogs – in terms of research — than news articles. they are seriously lacking.

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