Another sting operation and no less shocking. This time a UP minister caught accepting cash for drug trafficking. CNN-IBN needs to be congratulated for this scoop.
But the operations worry me. I feel people are getting immune. 'Neta for Sale' operation may fade from public memory in a couple of days. That's what is happening with so many stings. And people also seems to have accepted that this is nothing new and Netas are expected to do such sort of things. Isn't it disturbing?
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
I have received this picture showing Muslims under the banner of All India Muslim Tehwar Committee and National Secularism Front, both Muslim organisations, protesting the painting by MF Husain.
The poster reads 'Deshdrohi' and demands his arrest. Now the grouse is that Muslims do protest against minority fundamentalism as well and also show solidarity with Hindus but this is not reported and the newspapers criticise them for not coming out.
Subuhi is particularly incensed that journos only show Maulanas and never approach common Muslim. Hindustan Times (Vir Sanghvi in counterpoint) wrote that liberal Muslims need to speak out. My suggestion is that you better develop good PR, keep photographers in good humour, do networking and plan your protests else don't give a damn. Even I don't know what to do. The pix is here. So we have published that!
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
SPORTSTAR is one of the greatest magazines in the history of Indian media. For decades this less-expensive magazine has given tremendous joy to sports lovers. Now the Hindu group has redesigned it.
The youthful look is given. It is now a tabloid priced at just Rs 8. The photos are bigger and the matter less--probably international style. What a great service this magazine has done to Indian sports. I am okay with this change. What's your opinion buddies?
Monday, February 13, 2006
I sat glued to the television with the footage of Dawood Ibrahim's party on Ajtak where Annu Malik, Mahmood, Johnny Lever, Anil Kapur and so many Bollywood actors wer seen in the don's company.
We have seen many such videos at India TV and Star TV and I frankly feel that such long footage on news channels only glamorize Dawood and the underworld. Anyway, Nadeem's (of Nadeem-Shravan) interview was interesting on NDTV. Shekhar Gupta made him speak out.
Then the Star News expose on cops who take money for encounter in Ghaziabad, the oil mafia in Delhi (Atir Khan's interview) and the other stings. Lot of things happening and we have already lost count of stings. The barrage is such that a day later we forget everything.