Tag Archives: Liquor

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…

Unholy trinity: Booze, smokes, good journalism

Jack Shafer in Slate: “Every profession needs what academics call an “occupational mythology” to sustain it, a set of personal and social dramas, arrangements, and devices, as sociologist Everett Hughes put it, “by which men make their work tolerable, or even make it glorious to themselves and others.” As hard drugs are to the hard-rocker…