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Saturday, April 15, 2006

The Double Standards -- DNA

I was reading the online edition of DNA ( Owned by Dainik Bhaskar Group & Zee group ) and could not help noticing the double standards in the journalism.

While Aamir Khan who visited the NBA activists has been portrayed in a poor light , the eternal bad boy Salman Khan has been shown as a generous man by the newspaper.

DNA says about Aamir , " Aamir Khan’s real-life Rang De Basanti proved to be a flop.In the capital on Friday to support the Narmada Bachao Andolan, Khan stirred a hornet’s nest. NBA activists, while politely thanking Khan for his support, flummoxed the actor by asking him to quit endorsing Coca-Cola" .

DNA about Salman , " If Khan’s cell mate for 71 hours, Nambardar Mahesh, is to be believed, Khan did not kill the chinkara and is innocent.Talking to DNA on Friday, he said that contrary to Khan’s screen image of a spoilt brat, the actor is polite and humble. According to Mahesh, Khan told him that an individual from Mumbai along with some locals killed the animal, and he was wrongly implicated.Mahesh recollected that Khan often talked about his mother.But Mahesh isn’t worried about doing time in jail. His only wish is that the courts do justice to Khan."

Come on give me a break ! I am tired of the Indian media .


  • Yeah me too - there was an article in sify - "Bipasha wears a suit in corporate" - what the heck is she going to wear other than suit in corporate

    But i do think that Aamir should stop endorsing Coke before he goes on to support NBA.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:10 PM  

  • Media with so much of competition is actually kind of confused on what to focus on! Aamir has never been media friendly and has done what he thought as right.
    Either way what is important is that TRPs is what keeps News channels from focussing on right issues.


    By Blogger Unknown, at 4:07 PM  

  • there is a point in Aamir Khan stopping his endorsements for Coca Cola. His support towards the NBA will be insignificant and futile otherwise...

    But yeah the media in India is CRAZY...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:47 AM  

  • good one.. these double standards (esp. TOI in print) are really irritating. i think its time for an honest b&w paper with a good comics section again..

    p.s. no, statesman won't do - content has to be more than the amount of whitespace!

    By Blogger Vikram, at 7:15 PM  

  • with an industry that has never had a hero who thinks, I mean who thinks for others/ about others, Aamir is a threat. So characters in Rang De Basanti will only seem like making publicity stints when they come out to support a genuine cause.The fact that after Medha Patkar, Aamir was able to bring such media attention and triggered off widespread discussions in itself is a great achievement.

    With our Government red tapes we need to rake up such sensitive issues again and again to churn some good results for the affected people.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:07 PM  

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