Saturday, October 22, 2005

Incoherent Ramblings of the Indian Media

I came across two articles on the internet recently, both published by the Indian media which highlight in a number of ways, the biased attitude of the Indian media towards Pakistan. So onward to the first article.

Rediff Article

In this article Mr. Vijay Dandapani, some unknown columnist for rediff says a lot of useless bull about how the pakistanis have been reduced to eating grass in order to sruvive. I mean come on, do we have to go so low in our journalistic aspirations that we make mockery of a nation and its people? Unfortunately it seems some people, like Mr. Dandapani do go low. At a time when when the world is mustering up aid and supplies to the quake ravaged area, this columnist has the gall to say that "The quake has once again brought Pakistan to the fore of international concerns with aid spigots being rushed open" and goes on to compare this to Pakistan's response to 9/11.

Mr. Dandapani goes on to say that Pakistan has contributed to the worldwide terrorist threat. Thats some BS for you right there. Enough said. Moving on. When the columnist says that "General Musharraf's praise of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's offer of aid notwithstanding there is no hint of any tangible move in the direction of peace. It is unlikely that brownie points from someone intent only on one-upmanship, if not destruction of his opponent, will accrue to India's benefit.", he basically is unaware of the fact that India has declined to open the LoC as per Pakistan's proposal to allow ravaged and seperated families to visit their loved ones and even says that "India will not allow the restraint free travel of people over the LoC". So what peace move are we talking about here. When Pakistan makes a move, India has always tried putting the bad light lamp on Pakistan and shifting the blame, instead of going ahead and showing it is serious about peace.

The columnist further encourages India to do what Ariel Sharon did with the palestinians by totally ignoring Pakistan until a democratic setup can be put in place in Pakistan. That is like saying, "lets say no to peace and close our doors and windows, lock our doors and sit in our little cottage and wait". At a time when the people of Pakistan are dying, this columnist is comparing India and Pakistan over baseless things, which at this time of need, mean nothing to the ordinary man.. except maybe indians themselves who woudn't really care about anyone in Pakistan. In closing I would like to say that, Mr Dandapani, it is people like you, that through your columns, spread propoganda hate and biased journalism in the face of even natural disasters and reduce any glimmer of hope of peace ever blooming between Pakistan and India. This is not the time to say I am the better player and your not, Mr Dandapani. There are some things more important in life than mere dirty politics and useless ficticious agendas.

Now onward to the second piece of news that caught my fancy and amused me a little as well, was this one:

Times of India Article

Now this article creates a hoopola over Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK), being shown as a part of Pakistan and not as a disputed terriroty. It basically says that even though 2% of the Indian population has Internet access, Google Earth's depiction of this so called "error" is significant since it collects information and blah blah. I mean come on "Times of India", you paranoia knows no bounds. You are worried about your 2% population finding out PoK is shown as a part of Pakistan? Talk about unconstructive and unsubstantiative journalism.
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