Tuesday, April 08, 2008

What's happened to the Indian media?

This post is going to be less text and more pictures ( as they say, worth a thousand words)-

It's just that the last few weeks, I have been receiving quite a few emails on the kind of news coverage by television channels, and I have been no less than shocked. I remember an old post about the Times of India just trying to sensationalize news stories that was not really needed.

The new series however, is much more useless, and makes us think , what happened to the big media revolution in India, where are the Barkha Datts and the Rajdeep Sardesais

To start with, the picture above and to the left, how interestingly titled 'Commissioner ka Kutta'. Apparently, these people were tracking when and how he was lost, where he was found...Wow, too much of time.

Then of course, Ami sent me the following gems

When Teji Bacchan passed away, they showed some pictures where Aishwarya has her hand placed on Abhishek's shoulder. and the breaking news flash went "Aishwarya ne apna farz nibhaaya" !!!

When there were reports that Aamir Khan had an alleged love child Jaan with British writer Jessica Hines, the channel through the day, compared Aamir Khan's childhood pics from the movie 'Yaadon ki Baarat" with Jaan's pics in an attempt to prove it!

And no, it does not end here. In fact the best one of the lot was the 'Maa Tujhe Salaam' by Aaj Tak, which is by far the most stupid piece of television journalism I have ever seen