News coverage of breaking news. I am all for it. Especially now as an Indian, I am one of the many glued to the television for every bit of news on the attacks & counter attacks in Mumbai. I am amazed at reporters like Barkha Dutt who has been reporting right through the whole event. Does she ever even take some rest I wonder?! Kudos to all the reporters along with the commandos in the operation. My heart goes out to all those who lost their lives or are injured. This is an event which will never ever disappear from our minds. As a friend put it, nothing of this scale has happened in recent history in India. Yes! I need news. I gobble it all up. React to it with fear, apprehension, empathy, anger and all the gamut of emotions.
So, what is this post all about. Many bloggers have written about how we must be united, have hope. About how the leaders must act etc.., My crib this time is actually about the “excellent” coverage of news. Some points. I kept flipping across the various channels. I expect a trained journalist to be coherent, not stammer and search for words – this though was not the case in many of those covering the collossal event. No wonder everyone thinks they can be a journalist.
Next thing I was thinking was (ok…I have a particular channel that I watched more than others…) the non-coverage of other events. My special crib, staying in Chennai which is almost drowning due to the effects of cyclone Nisha… there is absolutely no mention about this. A fellow blogger Vishesh has this post to depict what is happening here. I do not even expect visuals but the news scrolls below can at least cover other news. Is it too much to ask for? After all it is a news channel and this is also news!
Another blogger Hawkeye has this post. I do not exactly agree to his view points though one cannot deny the repetitiveness in each telecast of the news item.
My best wishes goes out to all the bereaved in the Mumbai incident. A few weeks from now, all this hungamma will die down; but for those who have lost someone…it will be there forever – the trauma. I wish all those injured a speedy recovery from their physical & mental wounds. These terrorists are retards like how Nikhil has written in his post here. As he has written we are a country that has undergone a lot of turmoil through the centuries. A good friend sent this interesting link & this one here. Food for thought.
I am not really hopeful when it comes to my life; but am an absolute optimist when it comes to my country. I am proud to be Indian. We will survive and be resilient.
Sulz posted this on bloggerdygook. Since it has been a while since I wrote something on this blog, and not wanting to write something depressing I decided to take this and post the results 🙂 Here goes
The analysis indicates that the author of http://myheadtrip.wordpress.com is of the type:
ESFP – The Performers
The entertaining and friendly type. They are especially attuned to pleasure and beauty and like to fill their surroundings with soft fabrics, bright colors and sweet smells. They live in the present moment and don´t like to plan ahead – they are always in risk of exhausting themselves.
They enjoy work that makes them able to help other people in a concrete and visible way. They tend to avoid conflicts and rarely initiate confrontation – qualities that can make it hard for them in management positions.
This show what parts of the brain that were dominant during writing.
Funny! I never thought my blog would be remotely entertaining. I mull over what will happen and what has…forgetting many a times to live in the present! 🙂 Confrontations – bring it on! 😀 That is the kind of life I have been leading and really thought my blog was a bit depressing. In fact that is the reason I have not been blogging. I did not want to keep writing entries that are sad/repressed – the same old problems rehashed.
About the brain analysis – no comments whatsoever! 😉 If it were my brother…he would be saying..”wow!! they analysed something non-existant!” 😀
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Over a few conversations I had with a few friends, I realised how regular I was when I was posting on one particular blog. This blog mostly contains pics of A along with a short write-up all his antics. I stopped posting in that. It has been close to a year now.
I was almost? obsessed with that blog. I used to have a camera with me all the time(or feels like it now 😉 ) to capture any and every moment! Was it because of the blogging? Or was it the excitement of being a mother of a growing/learning infant/toddler?! I had (I say “had” since I am still waiting to get a hard disk of all those memories – separation in the modern age! *sigh*) a huge collection of photos; took them almost every day.I think I even took photos just with blog posts in my mind sometimes.
Fast forward to now….I do take a lot of pictures even now. (Confession – not as many as before though! ) but there is not urge to post them or even share them in emails. Initially, when I stopped posting on the blog; many asked me as to why I was not posting, or to send them pictures of A. Those questions and queries have trickled down close to none now. Very few ask to see his photos or urge me to take & share those pictures.
Have I reduced taking pictures as much because I am not blogging? Is it because A is older now (no less cuter if not more- I must add 😀 ) and is in school almost half the day? Have I become lazy (become? 🙄 )? Considering that his life is now getting filled with activities from school also – am I wrong in not sharing these with friends & well wishers? I don’t know; but my gut feel says that I must not continue with that blog any more.
I (being a second kid myself) urge my friends having their second one to do everything they did for their first one including baby showers. Now, I wonder if I have just stopped being me with even my only one?! Is it just because I am not posting anything on that blog?
I see one too many questions! 😀 Weird! What a separation does to one’s life among so many other things! For those who are wondering what my separation with my husband has to do with me not posting in A’s blog… in a fit of anger, I told my husband that he should stay out of A’s life forever and without a second of hesitation; he accepted. He never once has enquired about A. He had not done so even before that anger fit. According to him; his responsibility as a father ends at sending money. So, my posting recent pics was out of the question in that blog since it was started by both my husband and me! I do not want him to ever see what he has lost out on.
I generally take these silly tests that comes on blogthings. It is just something to pass time. When I took this one –the castle personality test; and saw the results, I felt I had to post the results…
You have no problem diving into new experiences. You’re so brave that you don’t even notice how courageous you are.
You like to think that people see you as dramatic and fascinating. You do your best to seem mysterious.
You are a very romantic person. You can’t help but see the world as it should be.
Right now, you feel very trapped in your life. You often feel like there is no way out of your rut.
Overall, your life is dramatic and unpredictable. You life in interesting times.
You aren’t optimistic about the future. You worry about what will happen to the world and if we’ll be able to clean up the messes we’ve made.
Just too much!! Don’t really know about the first two conclusions, but the rest are right to the point! Boy oh Boy!!