Tuesday, July 05, 2005

An NY Times title change

Somini Sengupta's New York Times report about today morning's Ayodhya incident was titled India Braces for Ethnic Clashes After Attack on Religious Site, a few hours back.

Now the title reads India Braces After Attack on Holy Site.

I'm glad that they changed that title. "Braces for ethnic clashes" looked creepy, and I hope creepy things do not take place in the coming days.


At 11:06 AM, Anonymous Vishnu said...

I've never really liked the repoting of CNN/NYTimes when it comes to news from countries like India. For example, the recent sattelite launch was not reported in CNN/NYTimes/Washington Post, while it was reported in some local US newspapers, and all over the rest of the world. If there is a bomb/attack/kidnapping/corruption, it is promptly reported.

More importantly, let's hope that nothing bad happens.

At 9:57 PM, Blogger -സു‍-|Sunil said...

They are always twisting the news for their interests. When it comes to the things from third world countries it is even bad.

At 1:37 PM, Blogger Amrit said...

Objectivity should not be expected of the American media. The media in India is much more evolved and free.


At 10:52 PM, Anonymous Anand said...

Sreenath Srinivasan of Columbia School of Journalism seems to be agreeing with all of you here.

At 11:51 AM, Anonymous Vishnu said...

Somini Sengupta is still worried of sectarian strife. Still the same, but better sounding than "ethnic clashes".

At 12:07 AM, Anonymous Anand said...

I was worried about communal clashes and riots too. I think it's easy if one wants to flare up communal passion in our country. After three normal days I guess we are okay for now. I think the Manmohan Singh govt managed the situation in a sensitive and tactical manner. The UPA and the left took enough care to see to it that the Sangh Parivar wouldn't be able to communalise the issue. Perhaps the BJP also has learned a lesson from the fallouts of Gujarat that mass murder is not electorally viable in the long run in India.


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