Saturday, June 12, 2010

The inner-Barbie, feminism ,elitism and IPL


This battle of pens has been going on for a month and a half.In fact, not just woman journalists, opinion seems to be flowing freely from the male journalists too.


Time for a re-play for the innocent Indian reader:

The story-line is as follow:

Vrinda Gopinath writes a racy profile of Sunanda Pushkar, Got A Girl, Named Sue, and this invites the ire of other journalists who deride the article as "elitist" and "slander"

Other journalists write rejoinders severely chastising Vrinda for what she wrote.

Retort 1 :In The Hindu,Vidya Subramaniam, writes a retort:This journalism requires no sweat


Retort 2
Tehelka's Shoma Chaudhury interviews Sunanda about her take then :The Parable Of The Vamp

Retort 3
Shefalee Vasudev writes about how the perception of fashion may have been a casualty in this war of words in the June 2010 issue of Elle ,In the dollhouse

Rejoinder 1:
Vrinda then writes a rejoinder about all the objections raised by her peers in the media watchdog website:The Hoot, Trashing Sunanda Pushkar

The glass ceiling , as seen by Indian journalists.Watch this space.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Spare the rod and spoil the Youth Wing

RJD's youth wing , was dissolved last Friday, owing to the fact that its two leaders flashed pistols at each other(http://bit.ly/bqvrT3 ).

'You and your organization are grounded', spake the Lalu.
Leader 1:"But he started it."
Leader 2 :"Liar, liar, pants on fire."

All is well in Bihar tonight.