Tuesday, September 07, 2004

So much newsprint, nothing to report....

What do you get when you put together one of India's oldest names in English journalism and one of India's greatest cultural, educational and economic centres? A really great, froody newspapers? An urbane, intelligent and intellectual periodical? Or a really witty, fun and informative journal?

Well, none of the above, actually. What you do get is six pages of complete and utter nonsense that occaisionally prints some news (or other useful stuff) when there is a drought of parties (for these are the staple fare of our aforementioned publication). You get a paper that no one really reads, or likes (at least no one I know) but that is printed everyday anyway. Just as Microsoft only sells junk like Windows Media Player by bundling it with Windows, Bennet & Coleman ltd. can only sell the Pune Times (for that is the rag I refer to) because you cant buy The Times of India without it (perhaps someone should inform the MRTP).

In this information driven age, the press is an important guardian of freedom, democracy, social values, and so on and so forth and such like. It is a watchdog, a sentinel in a time of falling social and moral values. But as a Roman (Who's name I haven't bothered to Google) said, "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?". Hence, this blog. This blog shall play host to the views to all those tortured souls who dont appreciate having to read a testament to mediocrity with their city's name on it every morning. No longer will their personal blogs choke with their righteous indignation at some new outrage in print.
Viva la Revolution!

(Those of you who would like to join this pioneering effort in PT-bashing, mail me (or post a comment here). Those of you who dont want to join, quit the staff of the Pune Times, and mail me.)

3 Comments:

Blogger Ramanand said...

Kunal, have joined post haste :-)
BTW, I think you should turn anon commenting on and please be wary of writing your email id on such public blogs without any intermediate characters to fool the spam-spiders

9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great writing about pt. stop doing this and please find some concrete work...not that i love pt...but please atleast spend your time in better things..it only shows how shallow you all are!

2:57 AM  
Anonymous Vikrant said...

How do I get in touch with the administrator of this blog please advice .....

11:17 PM  

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