Monthly Archives: December 2008

Reports of scribe’s death are greatly exaggerated

All’s well that ends for a news agency reporter. From The Telegraph, Calcutta: “Sourav Mishra, a Reuters reporter injured in the Bombay attack, was declared dead on the Maharashtra government website. “My sister who had called my number was not ready to accept that I was Sourav Mishra… I had to scream to bring her…

‘I wish I had a gun rather than a camera’

Sebastian D’Souza, the photo editor of Mumbai Mirror, whose image of one of the terrorists, who sprayed bullets at Victoria Terminus coolly walking around the railway station, went around the world has spoken of how he got to catch the frame. Some of the police on duty, he tells The Independent, London, were reluctant to…

‘Indian media is too nationalistic, and smug’

India and Pakistan may only just have begun rattling their sabres in the aftermath of the terror attack on Bombay, but a fullblown war has already broken out between the media of the two countries over the Indian media’s “unquestioning acceptance” of the Indian government’s “unsubstantiated” claim of a Pakistani link. Nirupama Subramanian reports in…