My tweets

    Site Feed - Site Feed

    My other writings
    Cricket 24 x 7
    Yahoo! 360
    My Bloglines
    My 43 things
    My LinkedIn
    My Facebook Profile On Orkut

    Mail me
    About me
    FlickrFlickr Feed

    Yahoo! Search

    Baakiyon ke blog
    Badri's Tamil thoughts
    Ganesh's Happily Haphazard
    Nitin's Acorn
    Prabhu's Pethals
    Raghu the reluctant Delhiite
    Samanth's blahg
    Sankhya the busy idler
    Srini the movie critic

    Creative Commons License
    Rabble Rousing Random Ramblings by S Jagadish is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License.

    January 03, 2007

    'The Hindu' goes overboard

    'The Hindu' has been my favourite/preferred newspaper for more than 15 years now, to the extent that I was subscribed to the newspaper's international edition when I was studying in Singapore. I've stuck with it despite its overly pro-communist stand, primarily because of the quality of the content rather than the stand taken.

    Yet, the newspaper's editorial on January 1, 2007 was shocking, to say the least. I know every newspaper/editor has a right to present its point of view, without it necessarily reflecting the views of its vast readership. But this is quite ridiculous. In the context of Mamata Banerjee ending her fast over the proposed Tata Motors factory at Singur, the editorial said (emphasis mine):

    Singur is all about context and verifiable fact. There has been a bottled-up demand for industry and consequently industrial land in West Bengal — and the Tata Motors project at Singur is a test case for whether this demand can be met. Under the circumstances, the permanent government of the State has made it clear that it will consolidate and strengthen its agrarian base but will diversify into industry as well.
    A newspaper has no business to assert that an elected (assuming that Communist governments are indeed elected) state government is a permanent one, despite being in power for nearly 30 years now.

    Surely the newspaper has gone overboard in its support of the government in Bengal. The newspaper needs to publish an apology immediately, for insulting the intelligence of the voters of West Bengal. There's a vast difference between kowtowing and providing an objective editorial slant.

    Labels: ,

    Some of the sites linked in my rants may require registration/subscription. Links within my ramblings open in a new window.
    Some of the links may now be broken/not take you to the expected report since the original content providers may have archived/removed the contents.
    All opinions expressed are mine alone. My employers (past, present or future) are in no way connected to the opinions expressed here.
    All pictures, photographs used are copyrights of the original owners. I do not intend to infringe on any copyright.
    Pictures and photographs are used here to merely accentuate and enhance the content value to the readers.

    Previous Posts
    You, and I

    Left parties strike again

    Spot six differences

    Electoral misconduct and no clamour over hockey?

    Pervez Musharraf's four point solution

    Aap Qatar mein hain

    Don't trust, verify

    NCP gets DIC(K)

    Swiss neutrality to the fore

    One rule for Saddam ...

    This page is powered by Blogger.