The shortest route to a journalist’s heart…

The shortest route to a journalist’s heart still continues to be through the liver, in the perception of bureaucrats and politicians.

Ajith Athrady brings glad tidings in Deccan Herald:

“The Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has hiked budgetary allocation norms to entertain journalists.

“It has enhanced the quantity of wine that can be served to them on rare occasions–doubling the existing quantity. Not just that. Journalists can also expect to get premium quality spirit as the per-head monetary provision too has been hiked.

“Ministry insiders explain that the old norms were evolved long time ago when there were only a few brands available in the market. But economic reforms have changed that situation and now the market is flooded new brands. A sign of changing times?”

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