Monday, August 15, 2005

The Disappearance of News

As a journalism graduate, I'm appalled at the state of news channels in India today. On 15th August, Independence day, news channel run a story of some washed up actor, now a politician's, car crash. This is breaking news.

What disgusts me most is not just that this was apparently the most important news story around on a day when there were blasts in Srinagar and it was the anniversary of our Independance, but also the way in which news crews reported the incident. Within a few hours there were pictures of the crash, the people inside it and the rescue workers. I can now truly understand the absolute reulsion with which the media is sometimes treated. To behave like vultures, come and scavenge when someone has died and others are in critical conditions... there were cameras inside the hospital ward as well.

I'm absolutely completely horrified by the insensitivity, lack of ethics and love for the salacious of the media today.

Friday, August 12, 2005

2 posts in fairly close proximity - I must be getting better at this! Of course, I just typed the exact same thing 2 minutes ago, with all this introspective soul searching especially about leaving home, but all I got in return wasan Http error. Sometimes I hate the Bloody Internet.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

I'm not a very good self-styled Herodotus, but I've decided to put down as much as I can as frequently as I can. Running pretty blank today though, since I've just found out that I can't take Critical Security Studies in College. So - History with Peter Jackson or Postcolonial Politics with Rita Abrahamsen or Strategic thinkers on War? Difficult choice....

Tuesday, May 03, 2005


Ha bloody Ha... so much for my very utopian hope to stop talking to myself ... here I am posting in my blog more than a month after I created it.

I'm also still unsure about what exactly to put down in here...

Saturday, April 02, 2005

My First Blog

A bit of a late entrant to the whole blogging scene... i'm not even really sure of what I want to write about, but I talk to myself enough and I figure this will help me cut down on that!