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 Vikas Kamat is a programmer- entrepreneur living in Birmingham AL. This blog is a complex mix of Indian culture, life in southern USA, computer sciences, and sports. Opinions are his own.
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Immature Indian Press?

I am concerned by the number of stories carried by Indian press criticizing an article in Time Magazine showing the prime-minister of India in not-so-good light.

C'on people. Until we start criticizing and rediculing the leaders, India won't become a mature democracy.

The parivar (coterie) seems to be upset that Time Magazine disclosed Vajapayee's drinking habits (drinking is frowned upon in India). I say it is not as embarrassing as the drinking habits of one of his predecessors ;-- )

FYI: Morarji Desai, a former prime-minister of India, and a distinguished parliamentarian, practiced urine therapy.

Perhaps the problem is not with the press, but with the people.

What's the role of press in a nation with low literacy and where even smaller percentage that actually buys newspapers?

Links for the day:
• Jay Dubashi provides a reality check (article at NariWorld) for Indians and Indian journalists.
• Engrish Quotes compiled by Aaron in Japan (first seen at Camworld)


(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)First Written: Thursday, June 20, 2002
Last Modified: 1/29/2003

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