Tuesday, February 11, 2014

February 11, 2014

The Hindu with some rare egg on its face. No, make that a Baked Florentine Omelette with spinach, Mozzarella, Ricotta and other great stuff. It strains one's credulity to believe that they got such a critical quote wrong, and that too in the editorial of all places. I'm not a conspiracy theorist (ha, whom are we kidding), but it sure looks like national security concerns trumped adversarial journalism. The simultaneous appearance of the opinion piece by Praveen Swami is interesting, not just for the fine line he walks trying to stay on the side of democracy, morals and all the good stuff, while also trying to ensure that access to sources in the national security apparatus remains in place ("Everything has a context" -- verily, verily).

Meanwhile, things are heating up in IPL Land, and our friends at DC are practically slipping and sliding over their drool, climbing to the rooftops to shout out the good news. They must have been really slighted by the BCCI coterie when the Chargers were in the IPL, I tell you.