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It is that time of the year when I trudge down to Kalina and correct exam papers of would be journalists :)
Some papers are true gems – where students show great insight and understanding of both India & the media.
Others are other kinds of Gems – the kind that make you laugh out loud in a staid university correction hall (it is almost punishment). The Gems this year :

  • Newspapers are meant for people
  • An obituary is an immediate write up when a person is dying
  • English people are very particular about obituaries and don’t tend to sue about obituaries written about them :)
  • Trend Stories are included to make people aware of trends – for eg. hot pants – but this is not the trend in villages due to the high level of illiteracy or less exposure to the media
  • Coffee had secondary position in beverages as it is produced in down South India  . But as South Indians are dominating at higher positions in most of the companies so their favorite beverages seem to become popular
  • Questions to SRK – how come you are discreet these days away from Bollywood
  • The one who writes a column is called a columnist
  • News is anything that entertains the readers
  • Her is no class or certain gender that readily reads news papers
  • News feature is the written in the clear surface analysis over the particular event
  • The above statement is situationally suitable – ie it cannot be stated as a fact since India with its 100′s or 1000′s of Newspapers – national, regional and semi local. so, it is extremely inappropriate to say newspapers today. But a majority of national dailies are taken and analysed then the concussion may reflect such an opinion
  • Once Independence was attained, major newspapers functioned with a profit motive to divide states on the basis of language

No I haven’t made any of this up …. :)

  11 Responses to “Gems from Students”

  1. Can we get our hands on Arnab, Rajdeep, Barkha and Sagarika’s test papers from their college days too?

    Might be useful to compare :P

  2. LOL! you keep doing this every year and I don’t know wether to feel ashamed or just laugh my head out! I wasn’t in Journalism though, but I’m sure the Advertising batch turns out gems as well.

  3. Thanks for sharing awesomeness! :)

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  5. you lead an interesting life. :)

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