Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Opportunity to read CNN IBN, for those who do not watch this channel!!


This may seem incongruous; trust me it is an important statement. Will explain, the significance of this picture in conclusion!
Wanted to post this article on 13th July got delayed due to blasts that occurred and this got further delayed since another article appeared on the 14th in Hindustan Times. This threw up an opportunity for a truly unique experiment which was hard to ignore "Reading CNN IBN" since I do not watch this channel. I do hope visitor will also enjoy this experience.

Here she is again with her usual self assumed sense of importance and a holy grail who seems to have the moral if not a divine right to rail against all that does not fit into a convenient box. All possible aspects are touched, yet the role of the one corrupt section of our society is ignored, is it by design or due to ignorance or is it that it is above board and all is hunky dory with our Media? Maybe only saints and angels inhabit this sacred space!  Would you believe it?

In this entire article this is a significant paragraph. “The shockingly wide network of Hindu extremists responsible for some of the blasts has been cracked. The culpability of Islamist groups has been tracked too. Home minister P Chidambaram may be unpopular with the Sangh parivar for cracking down on ‘saffron terror’ and the CBI’s actions against Amit Shah may have alienated the BJP.” Where is the evidence for such claims while making light of the other end of spectrum which has wreaked and is wreaking havoc on a regular basis. This indeed is her DK Bose moment Link to the article please do not miss out on the comments posted on this article.

There is an obvious pattern to what is broadcast, what is written example above and what is tweeted as below.

“But Digvijaya Singh used the reporter’s leading question to hold forth, as he’s done provocatively in the past, on the subject of “Hindu terror”. He even offered to testify in court on the involvement of RSS activists in terror-related activities.”  Why Digvijaya Singh is no less dangerous than terrorists:

This is the second part, that is no better than the one above, here again what comes out is the striking similarity of using the latest films released as the springboard for constructing an article  how much sense it will make to the readers?

“Unfortunately, the so-called ‘young guns’ of Indian politics have done themselves few favours by remaining prisoners of  their lineage but offering little else by way of fresh ideas. A number of them are democratic dynasts, sons and daughters of politicians who see electoral politics as an extension of their family fiefdom.” So very convenient to be judgmental of other! Notice the similarity of pontification and sanctimonious attitude.

Blessed with an exaggerated sense of entitlement, we rarely see them speak out in Parliament, take up socially relevant issues or give us a sense of what they stand for.
This is the crux, here again the man is ditto of the woman above, he refuses to look inwards when the shining example is the Channel where both are Editor in Chief and Deputy Editor, need one say any more. Please do read the article  “Now pad up and play”. Get the entire plot please do read the comments posted. Did they speak on Radia Tapes? Alacrity that is reserved for a particular community and a political party.

Post-script: Rahul Gandhi still stays away from joining the government. We are told that he feels he is not ready yet. When a youth icon doesn’t want to take up a ministerial responsibility at the age of 41, is it any surprise that we have one of the oldest Cabinets in the world?

While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old farmer, who's hand was caught in the gate while working, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man...Eventually  the topic got around to Media and its many personalities.

The old farmer said, 'Well, ya know, she/he is a 'Post Turtle''..

Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him, what a 'post turtle' was.

The old farmer said, 'When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a 'post turtle'.

The old farmer saw the puzzled look on the doctor's face so he continued to explain. '

"You know she/he didn't  get up there by herself/himself, she/he doesn't belong up there, she/he doesn't know what to do while she's/he’s up there, she's/he’s elevated beyond her/his ability to function, and you just wonder what kind of dumb *** put her/him up there to begin with."
                                               GOD BLESS INDIA

Please feel free to add name of your choice to the above story and you get the significance of the Picture and the story. 

I welcome a debate and discussion on this…As always, please keep your tone civil, your language polite…no sweeping generalisations please and no personal abuse.  Thank you.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Political Editor or an Editor who plays politics with Editorials?

The opening statement in “Bhatt is the truth?” by Vinod Sharma “I’m sure this post will get the goat of Narendra Modi’s many admirers who visit the site with alarming regularity.” Is a reiteration of my firm belief that there is a child in every adult! The impishness and the puerile approach towards the subject! Arrogated or should one say the divine right to outrage is so explicitly visible.

Monsanto would surely be pleased with their products of Genetically Modified foods; Vinod Sharma seems to have been on an exclusive GM foods diet; hence he does come through as a Genetically Modified commentator on political affairs of this country. I am not too sure if the gentleman should be known as the Political Editor or an Editor who plays politics with Editorials.

If my memory serves me right Mr. Vinod Sharma is the same person who claimed that the CD of Bhushan’s conversation in his possession was authentic, yet it turned out otherwise. What credibility would or should such an individual enjoy?  Again is Mr.Sharma not a sitting member of commission? 

The current controversy is a result of a statement made by a lawyer representing the Gujarat Government before the Nanawati Commission. The question is did Mr. Sharma make any further investigation or this was not needed since the purpose is not to find the truth or obtain justice for the victims but indulge in politiking which would benefit his political paymaster. Not withstanding Mr. Sharma protestation of being independent unbiased editor, which we swallow with a liberal helping of salt.

Mr. Sharma in tandem with Mr. Vir Singhvi did form a deadly duo for Hindustan Times, for attacking Gujarat and Mr. Narendra Modi if one called Mr. Modi a Mass Murderer the other termed Gujarat riots as pogrom and genocide hoping the publishers of dictionaries world wide would replace existing meaning with their explanations of these words. Alas the Earth still continues to revolve around the Sun.

The flip side is if one was to mention BOFORS or 1984 in the presence of this deadly duo of Hindustan Times, we get to hear oh those were Anti Sikh riot and lumpen elements were involved pray who were those lumpen elements? If this does not deter you, the next is oh this is history is it so? Did this event happen in ancient India? No it was only 27 years ago victims still await justice. 

“How on earth can that happen in the country’s best administered state? Is good governance all about foreign capital inflows, shining skyscrapers, road connectivity, electricity and water? All these matter but are of little or no meaning when the system is designed to manipulate justice.” So very emphatically stated Mr. Sharma you have been singing hosannas of the Congress government for just the very things, there is a deafening silence from your end when crucial documents go missing in who let Anderson flee the country post Bhopal gas tragedy, 2G, CWG, Adarsh housing and many other scams.

Now lets us examine your claim of these document being of paramount importance to the process of justice for 2002 Gujarat riots.

1. Have you investigated this issue further?

2. Do you want us to believe given the extremely sensitive nature of these documents the courts and the various commissions have overlooked to requisition them despite 9years having lapsed?

3. Do you want us to believe that such crucial evidence could be ignored even by the Supreme Court which has established an SIT for Gujarat riots?

4. When the Union Government within no time could call for the MOU’s signed during the Vibrant Gujarat meet, would not initiate steps to ensure crucial evidence is preserved?

5. Congress has been singularly unsuccessful in wrenching Gujarat from Mr. Narendra Modi in the last 3 state elections, would it let go off an opportunity to settle scores with the CM?

6. What could not be achieved democratically is being attempted through other means.

7. Did you read this article or is it too inconvenient for you?

It indeed does not make a pretty picture to watch an editor’s struggle there are 115 comments posted so far in response to this blog unable locate any charitable ones about Mr. Vinod Sharma, time facts were recognized, and there is limit beyond which nothing remains palatable or credible. Please do make it point to read this{ article }also Mr. Sharma, change of heart can always happen.

I welcome a debate and discussion on this…As always, please keep your tone civil, your language polite…no sweeping generalisations please and no personal abuse.  Thank you.