Daily Archives: 28 June 2007

B-school babes will soon have a new opening

Time magazine has an exclusive on Rupert Murdoch, and the soon-to-be owner of the Wall Street Journal responds, in true Murdoch style, if he will tabloidise the venerated business newspaper, a fear most of his detractors express, by, say, putting topless page 3 girls a la The Sun. “When the Journal gets its Page 3…

In Pakistan, fourth estate meets fifth column

At a recent press conference, the BBC Urdu Service’s Masud Alam walked up to a tall, rugged man, with close-cropped hair, wearing a white salwar-kameez and leather sandals. “Which paper are you with?” He pretends not to have listened. Some of the reporters around us have heard me though, and they are now watching us…

Photographers, go fly a kite for such pictures!

Shooting panoramic pictures in Indian cities is a major pain for photographers, because of the security restrictions and the high cost of hiring a helicopter or glider. Randall Munroe shot this picture of Boston, with the main campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the frame, by fitting a Rs 1,000-camera to a kite.…