Wednesday, October 12, 2016


There was a time when old persons could sit down and read newspaper at leisure. Now for old persons like me it is an acrobatic exercise. I do not know what has come over publishers of newspapers. I do not think they need any efforts to compete like fashion designers. Even one of famous columnists who's first name I remember is Bachi has written about it and she is surely much younger than me. Let me explain why I say this. I sit down comfortably on easy chair with a cup of tea within reach and pick up newspaper to see what is happening in the world. I unfold it and find many a times that first sheet is half with news printed. I somehow manage to turn it over to see what the next page which is luckily full says. When I continue it is suddenly that I find half page page again inbetween.  Now while I turn it over I lose grip on one side of paper making it fly all over with pages opening randomly. Or there is a folded sheet which opens from left and on unfolding it same process of paper going on it's own will happens. Why can not the publishers stick to newspapers as those were a few years ago without such half or folded pages? They should rather concentrate on reliability of and good coverage of news rather than indulging is these gimmicks.

An Army General gave information about surgical strike in the presence of Prime Minister, why should there be doubts? Or should some persons start talking that these happened earlier also making  us look as habitual at this in the International Forum? What is more important for us - National Pride or Advertising Political Party one belongs to?


ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

I second your thought.. It's really frustrating at times to read newspapers in the recent times.. They hardly contain any news.. It's just a couple of pages of advertisements. And as you've mentioned there suddenly comes a page folded in the opposite direction when you try to get on to the next page.
It really has become a pain . gone are those days of happy reading of newspaper in the morning with a hot cup of chai.

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...
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Jack said...


It is so good of you to support my views. Hope it reaches the right people in press and this discomfort while reading newspapers. God bless you.

Take care