Breaking News?!

I was just seeing some news item on STAR News (Hindi). It came in bold capitals on the screen that it was BREAKING NEWS.

Now - there's quite a bit of news happening around. Alex Paul Menon is apparently to be released, search on for survivors/bodies from the very bad ferry disaster and many such things. So I stayed on that channel to see what the news could be.

And you know what the BREAKING NEWS was, as per STAR News? The seat that Jaya Bachchan has in RS, the seat that Rekha would be allotted and after Jaya Bachchan has apparently asked for a seat change, what seat she could be given. They even mentioned the seat number of Jaya - 99. And they gave a graphic depiction of the parliament hall and where she sits and arrow marks to where she will be seated (or was it where Rekha would be sitting...?)

Oh. And there was also a guy speaking on camera and mic giving continuous updates, while the newsreader in the studio was quizzing him on various aspects.

Wow. I mean.... breaking news? BREAKING NEWS? Seriously? I never realized news like this could actually have a huge impact on my life. I didn't understand news like this should have even been considered important, forget Breaking News, until I saw this news item.

Journalism, my foot! It's times like this that my tongue talks bad language even before my brain completely reacts. And to think, my brain went blank for a few minutes.

'Aapko Rakhe Aage'. Indeed.

6 wrote about this one!:

Vrijilesh Rai said...

Hahaha... remember the time when India TV had a cat stuck on a window ledge unable to jump off as its breaking news?

subbulakshmistoned said...

mainstream news is so crappy that we are better off watching Bollywood News on Zoom or MTV.

Meher :) said...

No VB! What was that now!

Meher :) said...

Subbu - seriously man!

BTW, your blog is blocked to outside visitors or your post is?

Nautankey said...

Yesss..finally i found it..for the past 3posts i was searching around on how to comment on ur blog :).. the techie me :P.

Dont you worry dhans..very soon the news channel guys will have no moew news to report and ur seating arrangement (close to u-know-who in office) wud be reported :P

Thisisme said...

came to ur blog after ages! and gud to cu bloggin still :-)

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