There was a time when I would wait for the morning newspaper in India.. .and pour over every page and word! The analysis and editorials were intelligent and interesting. This time on my visit to India – I missed a GOOD, INTELLIGENT NEWSPAPER! What I found aplenty were tabloids instead! The regulars like Times of India and Hindustan Times in Delhi have stooped too low now! I dont care if they are colored or not … they need to HAVE SUBSTANCE – which they lacked!
The top stories almost EVERYDAY revolved around only two areas of Indian life – CRICKET and BOLLYWOOD… with Sania Mirza coming in as that dash of extra spice! And these were not on “Page 3” or the sports page as you would expect – but the MAIN headlines! Now why the heck do we get what Sachin thinks about the Saurav Ganguly’s issue on the FRONT PAGE for 10 column story?? But thats how it was!
Any thoughts on the globalization impact, business, poverty alleviation etc? NO.. not that sexy a topic to indulge in perhaps??
India has changed.. and in both ways – good and bad.. but I expect that at the very least we will keep a little bit of intelligence on the shelf to be honest and true to ourselves!?
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