Google search results for "sagarika ghose, chaddis "( as indicated in my site meter ) is how the proposed sagarika ghose has reached my blog (Kudos GOOGLE ).
Ms Ghose has addressed me "HeyMr whats your name ! "
My right bar indicates my Name Clearly under the label About Me.
Has Ms Ghose forgotten to address a person politely and professionally,how much ever agonised she is.Isn't she the senior editor and prime time news anchor of CNN IBN ?(but on googling Ms. Sagarika ghose I have come upon sites where she has been unprofessional on many fronts. So I am not surprised at the sudden outrage in the written form of address.)
She writes “You have misquoted my blog. I never wrote the line 'Don't confuse love with lust'. Please check my blog before you spin out lies. sagarika Ghose"
Please note that I have linked Ms Ghose's article at Hindustan times to my post and there should be no confusion in case of a typing mistake or an error of cut and paste from my word document. And the error was corrected.
Journalists/Reporters at the start of their profession want to investigate and write a story which will catch attention , have an interesting plot or convey a message, but as time sweeps by other banalities of the profession get hold of them and they forget the “task” which they first set out for.
Journalists/Reporters are known for manipulating and for pointing fingers when they get a reply from the readers. The megalamonia of Bharka Dutt,an extremely well written piece by shubo raises many interesting points. Has fear gripped the professionals?
Journalists create hype and have their own prejudices. It just goes to show that they can become arrogant.(the way she has addressed above)When they hear a striking response to their work they speak louder, create confusion and try to manipulate. With their proficiency of words and the tricks of the trade under their arms they try to leech.
Once creators of mass opinion they are now under check by a mass of bloggers. No more can professional journalists think that “freedom of expression” is only there’s to keep. Ancient are those days. Until recent years the letters to the editor would not be published as it is or those published are the ones that sing their praises ! But now with inking of thoughts online we do not have to send it to them.The journalists will come to us. The journalists will hop and skip online and franatically search google to read what is being said to them. Citizen journalism in action?.Perhaps, Participatory democracy is the right word here.
The likes of Ms.Ghose and Ms. Bharka Dutt ( a member of SAJA forum ) will be In check no matter how they continue to fill NEWS. They can overfill their kitties with gratification, but also with insecurity that their voice may drown under the sea of voices that talk to them.
So bloggers keep logging in. Know that you are heard. It is worth your words and time. We live in an exciting time.
And here's a note to my non-indian readers if you are wondering what is going on -
A blogger was served a law suit by a major Indian TV channel. The megalamonia of Bharka Dutt tells it all. Another prime time news anchor and senior editor of CNN IBN Ms. Sagarika Ghose is to whom I have written this and an earlier letter. As you know the english speaking crowd of indians who have an access to internet are are raising voices against media, government etc just like any citizen would do on their blog when they are not satisfied or happy ( Think election of Obama)
When indian citizens exercise their Freedom of speech they are being stamped on. India may have bought Information Technolgy to the world, but the government and its quasi army,the media constantly tries to suppress and scare the citizens - bloggers included.
I thought you should know as the world is becoming more globalized.