Daily Archives: 30 June 2008

For Indian journos, April 1 comes 9 months early

Infallible Indian journalists have been spooked by a delightful Da Vinci Code style hoax played on them. On Sunday, almost every newspaper reported the arrest of Johann Bach, an 88-year-old Nazi war criminal, in the jungles of Khanapur, close to Goa, on Saturday. A classified advertisement inserted by the “Waffen SS” fugitive to sell an…

How the crude oil price spike spooked the media

Who’s to blame for the mounting crude oil prices? Oil producing countries? India and China for their voracious appetite? Speculators wanting to make a quick buck or ten? In the latest episode of its media showThe Listening Post, hosted by Richard Gizbert, Al Jazeera English throws light on how the global media has failed to…

Editor charges Indian Prime Minister of sabotage

M.J. Akbar, who the grapevine says was ousted from the editorship of The Asian Age due to his staunch opposition to the Indo-US nuclear deal, goes for the jugular in his column in the Khaleej Times of Dubai: “The Manmohan Singh government has been unable to bear the burden of an alliance with George W.…