Comments on: Breaking the news in Mumbai – literally Beyond the World news headlines Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:09:42 +0000 hourly 1 By: Rahul Wed, 17 Dec 2008 13:06:08 +0000 Its the people in our country who want such dramatized version of everything. Bollywood and Indian Soaps are the live example. The %age of people looking for quality stuff are kind of less which is not enough for any kind of media to target. I know this because my brother works in media and he says that nobody reads the good reports about things that really matter. Every body is interested in the Masala stuff. What can they do they have a business to run? Its easy to blame the media but do give a thought why they are like what they are?

By: Indian_2 Wed, 17 Dec 2008 07:21:17 +0000 Rebuttal for statements made by Mr. Peace:

You lost your credibility in the opening statement of your post when you called terrorists in Kashmir as “Freedom fighters”. So, in that sense of the word, the Taliban who have recently issued a statement that they will annex the whole of Pakistan should be freedom fighters, right? I can argue that they are fighting to free the NWFP from the tyranny of Pakistani Army and the Government. See where this is going? A terrorist is a terrorist. Dude, better come to terms with the truth.

Next, you claim that those who wrecked carnage in Mumbai are Hindus. If you need proof that these guys are not Pakistani, what proof do you have to validate this mad claim of yours? Give us proof. As for conflicting pictures of the once on-once off red band on Kasab’s hand. Ever heard of a computer software called “Adobe Photoshop”? Isn’t it possible that the Pakistani media is doctoring these images to mislead idiots like you into this stupid belief?

Finally, Pakistan, in your words “the nation of great religion” gave birth to the idea of state sponsored terrorism as an instrument of war thanks to the Americans who wanted the Russians out of Afghanistan. I know that you can’t write very well in Enlish, but can you read? Try reading “Ghost Wars” by Steve Coll. Heck, read any book on the Afghan war and you will see what they have to say about your great nation and its ISI.

I can’t believe how idiotic these morons are in Pakistan.

By: Sandy Sun, 14 Dec 2008 08:51:11 +0000 There was sm much criticism

By: Ranjit Sun, 14 Dec 2008 08:45:04 +0000 It was really funny to see reporters asking counter terrorism strategists from across the world for their views and advice on the live situation in Mumbai. These kind of discussions should be held after the situation is under control. Were they expecting that these experts would share some quick fix solutions with the Indian Media ??

By: provin Sat, 13 Dec 2008 10:51:38 +0000 shameless!!!! when everythings has happened peoples has started making it a political issue.why not we talk how to comeout from this kind of situation so that it never happened it again

By: venkat Wed, 10 Dec 2008 19:31:22 +0000 The tragedy is that Media has gone a way ahead of creating terror among the by dramatising the narration un necessarily or over acting most of the times in particular Barka Dutt of NDTV.

By: Om Wed, 10 Dec 2008 18:33:03 +0000 On the contrary I think because of the non-stop coverage of the incident by media..india got the over whelming support from countries accros the globe.

By: Prashant Wed, 10 Dec 2008 13:49:39 +0000 Its the media which has enforced accontability amongst the leaders and beurocrats who would have either shrugged it off or opted to stay silent for the thing to pass.
Even I could see the coverage was to an extent hysterical. However, we need to understand that to bring about a change, to make everyone realise that this incident should not be forgotten like all other that happened before, someone needs to take the first step.

Our security agencies and judicial system needs an overhaul. Pakistan hopes to survive on the 7.5b$ loan from IMF but I am sure that is going to evaporate soon when their military goes for more arms purchase. It is a failed state with fledgling economy. The focus in India should be more towards making a foolproof security-intelligence infrastructure than asking for cooperation from a country which is desperately heading towards a collapse.

By: Indian Wed, 10 Dec 2008 09:59:30 +0000 Indian media can be compared to Pakistan in certain occasions like the live coverage of Mumbai attacks( but otherwise Indian media is far superior)
1. the most dormant
2. irresponsible
3. escapist
4. not accepting its mistakes
5. never learning from past
6. Fool to ignore the ground situations – just like Pakistan denies its role in spite of a third party like US agreeing to the fact that the terrorist were from Pakistan(Condelezza Rice has already stated clearly that Pak involvement is there in Mumbai attacks), similary Indian Media never realizes that by Live coverage of the report they were actually helping the terrorists based in Karachi (Phone calls have been tapped and proof given to pakistan) helps the terrorists inside the TAJ and OBEROI.

By: Devesh Misra Tue, 09 Dec 2008 14:39:24 +0000 There is lot of criticism and cynicism for India Media but its the media that has brought out the the truth and ineptness of Indian Intelligence Agencies and overall the callous and insensitive attitude of the politicians.
Who is interested in news of who is going to be Chief Minister, they are all alike, THE PARASITES.

Had Indian Media not shown this type of coverage would the Indian Politicians have allowed the correct picture ? Its much easier to criticize and compare with super developed economies. They should remember what was their state of media after 50 years of independence. Stop bashing media.