Newspapers

Media and Sensationalism

Gone are the days when media battled for communal harmony and democratic establishment in the societies across the border. It was popular and valued in the past because it spoke for the least spoken and voiced their concerns to the populace for smooth and democratic governance in the society. Factual journalism gradually perished over past …

Media and Sensationalism Read More »

Stories of Usandus

In olden Hollywood westerns, a constant conflict prevailed between the cowboys and the sheriffs. The cowboy challenged to start with saying – ‘I am the 51 and you’re 49.’ At the end the sheriff would win and before he would shoot, the cowboy would accept – ‘No, you are the 51 and I am 49.’ On Sunday, …

Stories of Usandus Read More »

Individual as an Institution! – Acharya Atre

To watch news and entertainment channels is a wonderful headache. I’m forced to invite the headache especially when I’m out of the state. At home, switching them on to know the local news is compulsory. However, repetition of the same shots would drive any person haywire. I don’t understand what stops these cretins to shoot …

Individual as an Institution! – Acharya Atre Read More »

Aanandach Aahe Saglaa !………Or………Gossiping over a Kitchen Katta

Aanandach means logical deficiency – in Marathi. And bejaru (simply bored) means predicated – in Kannada N. B. – It’s not a verbatim translation for the understanding of columnists-non-Marathis like Sujata Anandan (SA). ‘If a great man like A. Bachchan can be proud of his state by staying in Maharashtra why small man like me should not be?’ Raj Thackeray said a …

Aanandach Aahe Saglaa !………Or………Gossiping over a Kitchen Katta Read More »

Execrable Editorial!

What an abominable treatment to the readers! Imagine a congress ex-minister criticizing his own government with an objective to deride against the high command, concerning the ongoing frauds and corruption. An editor (of news & media) is affectionately deemed as the trustee of a thinking readership. Should, this responsible identity then appreciate the ex-minister or …

Execrable Editorial! Read More »

Sailing in Friend(ship)

Had he felt the frozen echo inside him, a complacent columnist and political analyst in Marathi wouldn’t have been driven to make such megalomaniac statements. What kind of inner dynamism might have impelled him? I’m perplexed. Fidel Castro declared himself proud, to be the friend of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It’s vice-versa here, in our literary …

Sailing in Friend(ship) Read More »