Archive for August 24th, 2010

For a nice setup, another life was (almost) lost

24 August 2010

Image: courtesy The Times of India

Also read: For a few TV rating points, a life was lost

What’s in a name when it’s all about a soundbyte

24 August 2010

The veteran sports writer Nirmal Shekar in The Hindu:

A well known sportsman told me four or five years ago that a young television reporter chased him for half an hour after a practice session for an ‘interview.’ Finally, she got lucky and the sportsman obliged.

“OK, shoot,” he said.

“No sir, just give me a quote,” said the reporter, sticking the microphone perilously close to his lips.

The clever young man said something trite and insignificant but did manage to put a smile on the reporter’s face.

The parting shot from the reporter: “Sir, can I please have your name?”

Read the full article: Bathing in the banal

Also read: The arrival of a TV anchor foretold

Paprazzi picture of Bollywood babe sans makeup

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