Daily Archives: 23 August 2007

The storm in the C-cup is a neat 36B

Even Britain’s serious newspapers give out CDs and DVDs to boost circulation. India’s magazines dangle everything from watches to suitcases to cars to add numbers. One Bombay newspaper even sent out alphonso mangoes in a plastic bag in the early 1990s. So is a girlie magazine crossing the lakshman rekha in wooing readers by offering…

Separated at girth till death do ’em apart

Britain and America, it has been said, are two countries separated by the same language. How about their journalism? Is American journalism led by “partisan loons”? Is British journalism “sober, respectable and balanced”? Not quite, says Lionel Laurent, a Columbia School of Journalism graduate, now a markets reporter for Forbes.com. “Unlike in Britain, where journalists…