Thursday, December 14, 2006

How awards are decided in journalism!

Hello, bhai sahab, Mantri ji wants to give award to five journalists.
--yeah
Can you name somebody from your paper/channel.
--Is this X samman or Y award
Yes, for the last two years awards could not be given but it has been revived this year
--So!
Shall we tell the name of Ms C
--(why not me?) but she doesn't have enough experience and hasn't done anything remarkable
Bhai Sahab, already the names have been selected and there has to be at least two women journos and one of your office has got it earlier so shall we give it to Ms C?
--(Sounding resigned) Ok, if you don't have a choice then this year do it.
Sir, please you will be our chief guest and surely we will discuss next time well in advance.
--theek hai. I will convey it to her.

(Not always but it is also like that.)

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