Daily Archives: 8 May 2010

Kurta, sandals and the gown at the convocation

Environment minister Jairam Ramesh stirred up a minor tsunami in the tea cup by flinging away the ceremonial gown at a convocation in Bhopal, calling it a “barbaric practice” unsuited for Indian climes. Well, top Indian editors seem to be ahead of Ramesh, in a manner of speaking.  At stuffy convocations of journalism schools, they…

Why the watchdogs didn’t bark during IPL loot

The kerfuffle in the Indian Premier League (IPL) has brought to the fore the conflict of interest that helped prevent the scams and controversies from being detected or reported earlier. The former Somerset captain and cricket writer Peter Roebuck writes in The Hindu: “Cricket tolerates widespread conflicts of interest. “Besides taking seats on the IPL…