The rather patchy coverage of the Kashmir earthquake has me a bit puzzled. I don't know what News Editors thought when told there was another quake last Saturday, some at least those in Delhi would have been rattled out of bed and wondered 'Not Again'. How much can you report? After all, with Lalu's shennanigans in full flow in Bihar, an earthquake was the last thing most editors needed. And just the day before, the Supreme Court had come down heavily on Buta Singh. Divided between Bihar and Kashmir what would you do? But surprisingly, the near lack of action by Indian bloggers has me a bit surprised as well. Are we all too caught up in an argument about a small-time B-School or do we also suffer from 'Disaster Fatigue'?
After the brilliant work done by the Indian media, especially print media during the Tsunami and the Mumbai floods, the incident in Kashmir seems to have passed under our radar. Everybody's radar. Even though it seems that the two national magazines are trying to save the face of the media on the whole.
On other notes, I removed the statement on the request of the person who originally recieved the statement because they didn't want to get into any trouble. I have also disabled anonymous comments because of some rather inane and frankly stupid comments by idiots which I am supposed to be scared of. Even though the national media is picking up the IIPM vs Bloggers story, I would suggest that we put the matter on the backburner (but not off the flame, mind you!).
Some links for you people who made it all the way here.
The latest UNDP Human Development Report.
Disturbing doodles? I don't know - but they ain't safe at work!
The stuff they edit out of Wikipedia! Phunnie!
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Yet it is often found and eaten. It does many things to protect itself. It may 'accidentally' tip over when frightened, or disguise itself as the less popular Pepsi or Dr. Pepper. Still, even with its most creative attempts, its foes still find it.
In the wild, it stays in packs of 5-23 other cans. Sadly, many packs have been taken into captivity, where rings are put tightly around their middles and the cans are put into boxes. They are then sold to people who take them to houses, where they will not be fed or allowed to roam around.
Plus, I have a cold and could do with a cup of nice, hot tea. I mean a nice, hot cup of non-Nestle-fied tea.