I should have caught this earlier, but I was too busy reading the blog style unreferenced posts on some of the stories on one of the city's largest papers. Worse, on its front page. I mean, what I write on my blog might be a stream of consciousness sort of thing, but I do believe that I have some sort of standards - you know a bit of basic facts, maybe a couple of examples or five or a quote of some sort when I do a story with my byline.
Anyway, referring to this post of mine - here is what The Hindu had to say (and kudos for carrying the story, most other papers shied away). Little wonder then that blank expressions are the order of the day in a particular South Delhi office. And this little group on Facebook had over 2100 members and counting when I last saw it (which is 1400 more than her 'fan club' on the same site). I must clarify that I am not a member, though I am on Facebook, and I may not agree with all the sentiments expressed by members of the group (though some I do wholeheartedly agree with but those are probably political inclinations if nothing else). Somehow I think it will be unbecoming to join the group.
Anyway, on another note, there is an Indo-Pak journalists forum in Singapore in a few days, some senior journo's who were scheduled to attend have cancelled, but one senior journalist, the political editor of a leading daily, a man who recently made the former home minister of the country look like a super-star in an interview is still attending. Not surprising. Not surprising at all!