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ನೂರೆಂಟು ಸುಳ್ಳು (nUreMTu suLLu)

You may not be a "Dhrutharashtra", but we want to be the Sanjaya for you!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

ವಿಕ್ರಾಂತ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ

Dear Readers, it has been a while since we updated our blog. Our move from US to India, frequent travel and more than them, a lack of a reliable Internet connection has kept us away from this blog. Not that anybody missed...

Mean while, it's now old news that there's a new Kannada magazine:ವಿಕ್ರಾಂತ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ. We still haven't had a chance to check out it's print edition. But, based on what we have read and read-about, it has lofty goals and aspirations. We welcome this magazine with interest and an open heart. May it meet all its aspirations. As media-junkies, we need our fix. If there's an addition to the provider's list, who are we to complain?! More the merrier!!

This is our 50th post. Some sort of a mile-stone. Wouldn't it be out of character if we didn't rant a bit?Yeah...we thought so too.

We really do not understand the reluctance of some (?) Kannada newspapers to credit the story they publish. Why not publish the name of the agency that provided the story? Or provide the name of the reporter or reporters who reported/wrote the story? Is there a problem with that?

We find it disappointing that the new kid on the block Vikranta Karnataka too is following the ways of its more well known brethren. For example, take a look at this story about Pakistan winning a cricket match against England. We don't know who wrote that. Was it written by a Vikranta Karnataka staffer? Or, was it picked it from an agency's news-wire? If it was written by a staffer, why not publish his/her name? Or name the agency? As readers, don't we deserve to know this much? Doesn't it also serve the magazine/newspaper well? (Remember Reuters' admission about doctored images?)

Could we expect ವಿಕ್ರಾಂತ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ to do a better job in this regard?

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