Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Alive seems to be the perfect title for this post, considering the fact that this blog has been dormant for a long time. But more than that, this heading is appropriate because of the contents that are about to follow.

25th April, 2011, to me, would always be a day of victory for the Indian Media. A day when Suresh Kalmadi was arrested and a day when Kanimozhi was chargesheeted. Not taking the claims of Indian Politicos on the face values and not being bogged down by the threats of certain high profile people, Indian media followed the two cases-2G & CWG with utmost perseverance and dedication. When Mr. Kalmadi thought that he could get away with looting our country of crores of rupees, Navika Kumar from Times Now brought crucial evidence from England that implicated Kalmadi and despite his dozens of attempts to threathen them and dissuade them, Times Now stood ground. Not to take any credit away from other news channels, they soon picked up the story and made sure that the people concerned are not able to get away with their deeds.

Similarly, in the case of the 2G scam, when almost everyone thought that A Raja getting caught was enough, our friends in television and print media kept following it and now we know, (as Subramanium Swami said) , "Raja hai to Rani bhi hogi hi." 

But what has been more heartening has been the efforts of the media itself to downplay the arrests of Kalmadi and Kanimozhi. Rather than trying to showcase themselves as heroes, they themselves have accepted that Kalmadi and Kanimozhi might be people acting as the fall guys and the big fish might still be out in the open.

There is still a lot to be answered and a lot that has to be pursued. But with the kind of  excitement shown by the civil society and a alive & LIVE media, I am sure the Bosses of the Kalmadis n Kanimozhis and Hasan Alis will soon be chakki peesing & peesing in Tihar Jail, which apparently is the latest hotspot for VIPs :P

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