the media mind

Thanks all for the comments to the previous post.... and whoever wrote the name of Varsha Bhosle there, I think you are missing her articles too much (well, to some extend me too)

And for once, I thought of writing a rejoinder to the 3-series.. cos I got some questions, and clarifications.. but guess, I am just not in a mood to... and this one's is an attempt to lighten up myself. I browsed around for 20 mins, taking a break from my late nite work, and there was a post on nizhal yodha's blog, about dowry - read it and u will know what a twist the author has given.. and then I chanced upon this interesting blog of.. luzysasan... errr lazysusan ... .. raising an interesting question in one of her "guns n roses" on the lines of "do media report news, or create news ?" ...




Well, I am not gonna answer that questions, I don't think I can.... but instead, just wanted to point out this small bit about Muslims teaching sanskrit in UP. If only it were the BJP govt ruling there, it wud have come with a heading of "BJP hinduising Muslims of UP" something like that.. and look at the title for this bit on SC,ST and OBC students getting into 70% of the merit list in sanskrit university in Gujarat.. ToI invariably had to put a negative spin to it "Brahmins losing monopoly over sanskrit" .... (Interestingly it reports an SC student vehemently oppossing reservations !) .. I don't think ToI will ever give credit to Gujarat, for anything.. for u know the reason's don't ya ?

But atleast one must be thankful to ToI for not titling it "sanskritization and hinduisation of Dalits in Gujarat". I think the editor just forgot one of the rules of the game ! Francois Gautier has it perfectly timed, when he writes about the plight of the Brahmins.. and the fashion that is anti-Brahminism... who are these fellows who have demonised the Brahmins so badly ? as though they were equivalent to Polpots or Stalins or Aurangzebs ? no doubt much of the credit goes to the commies....



speaking about whom, this was a funny bit that came on the India news thats telecast in the DC -metro area everyday.. It was about commies going on a strike in Kerala against the fuel price hike (dammit aren't they part of the govt ?!) .. and then there was a small interview with a Kerala trade Union leader (in english).. he was complaining that soon only "BPL" people will get subsidies (a word that they so love to demand for) on kerosene .. "What will happen to people like us who are..... " He wanted to use the oppossite word for BPL.... after a brief stop and smart thinking, the mellu comes up with "above BPL" ... lol !

(note: cartoons are from cartoonstock.com )

Comments

Anonymous said…
So how come with years of leftist-socialist rule there are still people BPL in Kerala ? And these Marxists do not let companies like BPL or any industry grow in Kerala as well. funny state
lazysusan said…
Hi,

Ha ha ha I agree @ "this small bit about Muslims teaching sanskrit in UP. If only it were the BJP govt ruling there, it wud have come with a heading of "BJP hinduising Muslims of UP" something like that"

Indian media really seems pathetic ! They seem to parrot the Western analysis of Indian situations. McCaulazation. (thats what it is right?)

Also, after closely following news..print & TV, for sometime, I really wonder if any of them are 100% reliable. If you spot a person lying once, what garauntee you have that he is not lying again ?

And Thanks for the mention on your blog !