Daily Archives: 4 June 2007

Because if you give some, you must take some

Journalism professors will always tell you to keep your cool. But it’s easier said than kept. Many of the funniest and the most cringe-worthy clips on YouTube seem to feature media personalities being punched, duped or just making idiots of themselves, says Jonathan Brown in today’s Independent, London. *** “EXCUSE ME, MR LEVIN”  Exhibit A:…

Ray Bradbury: all TV spews out are ‘factoids’

Fahrenheit 451, the book and the movie, has for decades been the benchmark film on government censorship and McCarthyian witchhunts. But its author, Ray Bradbury, who won a special citation at Columbia University’s Pulitzer Prize ceremony last month, says it was about neither censorship or witchhunts. It was, he says, a book about how television…

A hit below the green belt: Cartoon exhibition

On World Environment Day tomorrow, June 5, a cartoon exhibition and interactive session has been organised at 6 pm at Koshy’s Chillout, adjacent to Koshy’s restaurant, on St. Mark’s Road in Bangalore. K.N. Balraj (phone 99007-22004) will exhibit cartoons on the environment and wildlife. And Indian Institute of Science researcher H.S. Sudhira will present new…

Is the Indian media losing touch with reality?

Attacking the messenger—also known as blaming the media—is fast becoming if it has not already become the default mode of Indian politicians, bureaucrats, businessmen, film actors, sports stars and virtually everybody else who is at the media’s receiving end. But when somebody within the media itself turns the telescope on his fraternity, it is news.…