Monthly Archives: August 2008

With so many legs, who on earth needs a tripod?

On World Photography Day on Tuesday, Karnataka Photo News editor Saggere Ramaswamy captures the great orb preparing to take a dip below the Wellesley Bridge at the island-town of Srirangapatna, the erstwhile lair of the Tiger of Mysore, Tipu Sultan.

Cross-posted on churumuri


‘More isn’t merrier for the thoughtful reader’

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, chairman and managing director, Biocon, on the entry of new newspapers to Bangalore, in Mint:

“There is no point in having newspaper after newspaper coming. What’s your differentiator? People in the advertising business look forward to more papers as it gets them wider reach and better rates. But, for the reader, all papers are offering the same thing. As someone who enjoys well-written and thoughtful articles, I’m pained to see the deterioration in the quality of writing and reporting.”

Read the full article: Bangalore set to be the next big battleground

Why journalism is not just another profession

The cynicism of the public in the media is a global sunrise industry. Fed by politicians, businessmen, sportsmen, celebrities and other newsmakers who feel the wrong end of it, or no longer have any use for it, news consumers can never resist the temptation to run it down.


Video: courtesy Al Jazeera

Before the newspaper war, the hoarding war

Bangalore is the blazing new battle ground for English language newspapers. With The Times of India having displaced market leader Deccan Herald some years ago, every new entrant views the No. 2 slot to capture a slice of the City’s Rs 700 crore advertising pie.

Deccan Chronicle, which launched towards the end of May 2008, is already claiming an ABC (Audit Bureau of Circulations) certificate for over of 1,06,000 copies during a 36-day period in the January-July cycle, just as ToI has taken up hoardings claiming to have crossed the 400,000 mark.

Enter DNA, which wants to be No.2 the day it launches, come what may.

Photograph: Karnataka Photo News

Also read: Outdoor is in its DNA