Tag Archives: Mangalore Air Crash

Do “anonymous people” not count for media?

Death—ordinary, unglamourous, “smalltown” death—increasingly catches the glitzy, big-city English media on the wrong foot. Unlike the “26/11” siege of Bombay, in which almost as many people were killed as in the Mangalore air crash, you do not find TV and print journalists falling over each other to catch the “first flight” to the spot. Or,…

Gulf News staffer among Mangalore crash victims

The background of all those who perished in Saturday’s air crash in Mangalore is still unclear. But among those killed are a staffer of the Dubai newspaper, Gulf News, and her husband and their daughter who was probably headed for a career in journalism. Manirekha Poonja worked in the finance department of the newspaper, and…

Death of a Foreign Correspondent Foretold

Death scribbled an ugly autograph today, but the book of life is really about life. Tens of men and women who shackled their seatbelts in Dubai after dinner last night, with their children in tow, hoping to have breakfast with their near and dear ones in Mangalore, didn’t get to see them although they were…