Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Photographs...

I'm part of the lower-middle class malaise that afflicts Indian journalism today! I really haven't heard a funnier joke in a long time, but really, other than having a weird desire to defend my snob cred, which I think I don't need to do, because that will lead to accusations that I typify the elitism that ails the English media in India today. Damned if I do, damned if I don't! But to defend myself, the conference I feel asleep was in my previous job (which automatically puts it half a decade ago) at was on a Saturday and after a mad Friday bender, I was fairly sleepy as is.
And attending some conferences are a recipe for curing insomnia! You see, I really don't give a damn about some press conferences and there is a perfectly good reason why I avoid them nowadays. Most press briefings are a waste of time and worse still, after making me rush through traffic and parking my car in a no parking zone in a rush to attend some presser only for said executive to saunter in after one hour. If you don't respect my time, I will not respect yours, as simple as that. I will fall asleep if you keep me waiting, and I really don't care what you think. If you think I'm scum, so be it.
But anyway, I've keeping a photographic record of some of my more recent assignments, and now that things have appeared in print, I can share some of my pictures with everyone. I guess anonymity isn't much of a priority anymore, since 'K' is a bit of a joke now.
Seriously!
When i run into folks from my college, who promptly inform me that they've all been following 'My' blog, like one told me the other day, "Dude, only YOU could have written this blog, but anyway you don't leave much to guess. You advertise you're from college, from a obvious set of batches and a fairly successful print journalist. Since almost everybody else ran off abroad or got into Bollywood, and then there is 'K' itself, you're a sub-set of one. Damn nice blog though."
Hmmm... I should have really been a bit more inventive with my pseudonym. You don't suppose I can change it now, do you?
Anyway, really if you don't like my blog, don't read it. And while I don't have any issues with anonymous comments, I would really appreciate it if you did leave a name. And to the people who subscribe to this feed, do drop by and comment once in a while.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...
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Ravages/CC said...

I do leave comments here, you know.

(A feed-reading non-anonymous, yes-pseudonym-ous blogger.)

simran said...
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GBO said...

Actually, when you eventually realise and learn that the car you were provided for long-drive tests has been well and truly bugged; when you learn that the hotel room you used had video recording facilities built in and the ~internet facility~ was lined with keystroke loggers - then you realise that THEY still treat media as . . . Lower Class Scum.

Next trip abroad, K, pick up some basic scanning equipment. And please also tell me you use your own secure laptop with your own secure connection?

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K said...

My my, you've supposedly seen me at Pressers drinking like a fish and then driving like a maniac to impress PR chicks. Firstly, I think you've got the wrong person, secondly while I have kept other comments up, attacking readers is like, c'mon, how frikkin frustrated are you? Unpublished author or what?
Yes, I have lost control of a car during a test drive six years ago. At least one senior motoring journalist was in the car with me and I am in gratitude towards him for helping me out.
Oh, I've invited the wrath of the unknown deskie. Poor me!

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Anonymous said...

Was that a Honda Accord by any chance?

K said...

Ah, now we're guessing! No, I am not the person who drove the Honda Accord into a ditch in 2001 (incident happened on the Bombay leg), nor did I bang up the Vectra.
ONE car has gone back from a test from me with a bang - an Indica Petrol circa 2003 when a clown decided to use the car as a brake for his battered jeep. My incident with a car did not either kill anyone or damage the car, other than one tyre.

GBO said...

K, I want to add here, for those who would point fingers at you:-

a) K was not the guy who flipped a Fiat Siena Station Wagon near Alwar. That gent is an editor.

b) K was not the guy who "borrowed" and then "forgot" to return a Daewoo Cielo - for two years. That gent is a fixture at Delhi Press Conferences.

c) K did not destroy a Terracam either, no mean feat.

d) And finally, K, you should get hold of some counter-bugging equipment. So chep, so easy to get . . .

By the way, your files with the PR companies paint you as a leftist??