Daily Archives: 7 June 2008

Is all fair dinkum in love, war and football?

Serious sport, George Orwell famously wrote in 1945, has nothing to do with fair play. “It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words it is war minus the shooting” where “the most savage combative instincts are aroused”. The Polish tabloid Super Express…

MEMO: The world is not answerable to the media

Santosh Desai, CEO of Future Brands, in Tehelka: “What if it turns out that there is truth in some of the salacious suggestions made by the media and the family is involved in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder,” asked Barkha Dutt in her [NDTV] show We The People. She was, of course, answered effectively by the Talwars’…