Monday, October 08, 2007

Hindu v/s Hindustan Times

Tamil Nadu is getting to resemble Kerala and West Bengal when it comes to bandhs. Why should the public suffer just because the politicians here want to make a point. If Karunanidhi wants to go on a hunger strike, he is most welcome. But why prevent buses and autorickshaws from plying?” asked Parvathi, a schoolteacher from Kerala looking for transport to her daughter’s residence

“It is really strange when a government does not mind its citizens going hungry but makes sure they got their daily alcohol fix,” quipped Pradeep, who works in a mobile company and stays in a lodge at Triplicane. His main task was to go looking for breakfast, though Triplicane has more than two dozen eateries — all of which had downed their shutters since the DMK’s fasting venue was just a kilometre away.

- Hindustan Times' coverage of the DMK bandh


http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?id=c5ba4a3d-ee3d-4c1b-8872-517d43de0e46

The Hindu's office too is just a kilometre away. Isn't it a bit strange that you have to read a Delhi based paper to hear the views of people residing a kilometer from CBCNN's HQ?

What prevented CBCNN from airing "people's voice"?

3 comments:

pragmatic said...

why go to a Delhi based newspaper? we have The New Indian Express doing a great job here at Chennai itself. Read this piece of editorial.

http://www.newindpress.com/newspages.asp?page=f&Title=First+Editorial&aDate=10%2F5%2F2007

pragmatic said...

sorry, here is the correct one.
http://www.newindpress.com/newspages.asp?
page=f&Title=First+Editorial&aDate=10%2F5%2F2007

Anonymous said...

Chindu itself admitted that the strike (or bandh, or whatever name the commies can christen it) was state-sponsored, as published in the following article. Then, why get angry when the judge makes a valid remark? In addition to the flights getting cancelled, there was a huge dislocation and inconvenience caused to ordinary folks due to a bunch of politicians occupying the centre of an important road (blocking traffic) to pretend "fasting" that too only for a few hours. What a farce!

http://www.hindu.com/2007/10/02/stories/2007100259780800.htm

Over 30 domestic flights cancelled

Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: More than 30 domestic flights, both out-bound and incoming, were cancelled in Chennai in view of the general strike called by the State Government.