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

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Constructive Criticism!

It had to happen. And it looks like it's happening to us.

We really seem to be losing interest in the words that appear in our newspapers.
If the words are factual --- Good!
If they are not ---- Who Cares?!
At least, that seems to be current mood in our World H.Q.

Then again, pictures are not words. Are they?

On August 1st, Vijaya Karnataka had an op-ed article about student ragging.
If you are interested, here is the link.

No, we did not really read it.
What caught our eyes instead was the picture that accompanied the article.

It was vaguely familiar. And of course, not really relevant.

First, let's get to the familiar part.

On May 24th Vijaya Karnataka had another op-ed article about.. ragging.
Yeah..the same picture was there.
Again, if you are interested, here is the link.

Now to the relevant (or is it irrelevant?) part.

The picture appears to be that of a group of elderly ladies.
The question is -- Do they have anything to do with students ragging each other in India?
The answer is -- No. Not really.
Unless of course you mentally supply an additional "G" to the banner they are carrying!

You can get to know more about these Raging Grannies if you follow this link and this one too.

Since Vijaya Karnataka likes to publish the pictures of elderly American ladies along with their op-ed articles on student ragging, we have decided to provide here two additional pictures of the same grannies. Hopefully, next time around V.K. will use one of these rather than using the same old picture.


Now, don't tell us that we criticize without being constructive!

Tail piece: In June 2006, M.V. had this line - "ವರದಿಯ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಪ್ರಕಟಿಸುವ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳು ವರದಿಗೆ ಸಂಬಂಧ ಪಟ್ಟೇ ಇರಬೇಕೆಂಬ ಸಂಪಾದಕರ ನಿರ್ಣಯ ನಿಜಕ್ಕೂ ವಿಷಾದನೀಯ" More than a year later, we are glad to note that V.K. breaks that repressive rule!

4 Comments:

Blogger kpbolumbu said...

It's good to know that there is somebody who can carry out 'constructive criticisms' on newspaper articles published in Kannada. For a change, why not criticize some other Kannada newspaper too...

ಕೃಷ್ಣ ಪ್ರಕಾಶ ಬೊಳುಂಬು

Aug 30, 2007, 9:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ನಿಮಗೆ e-ಸ್ಲೇಟು ಗೊತ್ತೇ?? ಗೀಚೋ ಜಾಗ: http://www.e-slate.in
ಹಾಗೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ಹುಡುಕೋಕೆ ಇದೆ: http://www.kannadasearch.com !

Sep 2, 2007, 4:47:00 AM  
Blogger Sanjaya said...

Dear "kpbolumbu",

Thanks for reading my blog and leaving your comments.

There are a couple of reasons why I mostly write about Vijaya Karnataka:

1. VK happens to be the #1 Kannada newspaper in terms of circulation.

2. More importantly, it is the Kannada newspaper that I read regularly.

Thanks,

"Sanjaya"

Sep 2, 2007, 11:38:00 PM  
Blogger shark said...

OMG! this is simply too much :)
What was the editor doing?

Also is the english knowledge level so low with these reporters that they don't know the difference between raging and ragging.

But come on! even if they got confused with the word "raging".. how does elderly american ladies come in the picture of "college" ragging!!!

Utterly irresponsible I say!

Sep 21, 2007, 5:50:00 AM  

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