Who Will Save Our Media?

The media is supposed to be the Fourth Estate and the watchdog of society but our media has really made it to the dogs and very easily that too. I was out the past couple of days and passing by the Taj Krishna and the entire place was surrounded by the news media companies and their vans so much so that it was difficult to drive by that road. The reason was our “own” Sania Mirza marrying a Pakistani (yes the same country that has been sending terrorists into our country and bombing us) Shoaib Malik. Well if Sania Mirza does not have any sense what happened to the rest of the country and especially our media?

Taj Krishna Hotel - Hyderabad Photograph of the Taj Krishna!

The fun part was the media crews were reporting from the roadside (outside the hotel) as they were not allowed inside. This very month CRPF men were killed by naxals and our media has all but forgotten it, but Sania Mirza and her Pakistani husband will be covered (never mind that no one can actually see or talk to Sania Mirza or Shoaib Malik). Even the past 10 to 15 days have been full of Sania Mania and the love triangle between Sania Mirza, Shoaib Malik, and Ayesha Siddiqui. If not Sania Mania then the other option is Twitter, Lalit Modi and Shashi Tharoor.

I’m now really scared to switch on the news channels.

But at least I can blog about who is dumber on Twitter – Lalit Modi or Shashi Tharoor???

Rajiv Abraham