Wednesday, January 11, 2017

830. Death of journalism

When I was a child, I used to watch DD NEWS. The mesmerizing voice of Sunit Tandon reading out unbiased, knowledge based NEWS helped me understand the world around me. And then ToI came along. 

Their headlines are worse than statements made by drunk men in a TASMAC bar. See the above picture. This is one of the hundreds of headlines that media channels like Times of India have come up with in the recent past. When the whole world was talking about Meryl Streep's speech at the Golden Globes, ToI came up with this brilliant news about Priyanka Chopra laughing when she was pinched.

When I pinch people, they always get angry. Some have gone on to beat me up too. But ToI claims that Priyanka Chopra laughed out loud when she was pinched. This gives a wrong notion to people that Priyanka Chopra would laugh when she is pinched. I don't want some random Tom or his friend Dick to walk up to her and pinch her and expect her to laugh in the future.

Some months ago,the same paper wrote a 500 word essay on Deepika Padukone's cleavage. They also followed Yuvraj Singh when he went for his honeymoon. The same ToI's first cousin ET was a newspaper that enriched our brains during our MBA days; but why has ToI become like this? 

My friend Richard saw this picture and read it as Sofia's viagra. Avaonda Englisha kuppaila poduradhu irukkatum; but before that let me take ToI to the loo. I have run out of toilet paper. ToI may be a good substitute. 



  1. See, there are various sections of a newspaper and film is one. Newspaper is a combination of what you need to know and what you like to know. Ultimately, it is also a commodity that works on what sells. So, it is not something as bad as you think.

  2. Sometime back, ToI newspaper came with a notice against new paper agents delivering paper along with extra Ads or sales brochure of some local establishments - they were requesting us readers to discourage such practices from agent and news paper boys. WHY SHOULD THEY?

    After all, a good portion of their news paper is used solely for Ads rather than sharing news


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