Vox populi

A snapshot of how the media works in India

Reporter: “Can we please have you say a few words on the things you dont like about Delhi?”

Junta: “Nothing – there isnt anything that I like about Delhi! The problem that Delhi faces, all cities do. I can crib, but that doesnt mean anything.”

R: “No, I mean there must be something. Like the CWG or the Ayodhya Verdict!”

J: “I liked the CWG…really…and exactly how is the Ayodhya verdict related to not liking stuff in Delhi”

R: “No, just say anything that comes to your mind. Just 2 mins…please, please please!”

J: “Ok alright! (camera rolling, silence and ACTION). The thing I dont like about Delhi is that inspite of being the capital, it doesnt have anything to offer beyond malls and food! Very little in the name of nice parks, or a theater culture, or monuments. There is a lot but its shadowed by these glass buildings”

R: “ummmm…(whatever)…ok..so whats the first word that comes to your mind when you think of bureaucrats?”

J: “(WTF, what!!??) Nothing specific. What do you want me to say, corruption?”

R: “Corruption? So how do you think we can deal with corruption. Will these bureaucrats ever be brought to justice?” 

(I added the labels in bold)
And, Ankur says

And thats how journalism is done nowadays. A pretty 21 yr old wearing red nail polish, a cameraman whose creative talent is considered 1/10th infront of the verbal power that the lady has, and a citizen that is driven to say what the media wants, not want he wants to say!

Sadly, this is no breaking news…

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