Again, New York Times is right and Times of India is wrong – Jhoom Barabar Jhoom

Nikhat Kazmi, Bollywood reviewer for Times of India, world’s largest circulation English language newspaper, vs. Rachel Saltz, Bollywood reviewer for New York Times, world’s most famous English language newspaper. Rachel gets the “Ras” or “heart” of this film whereas Nikhat does not. Nikhat called Jhoom Barabar Jhoom a “no-brainer”. He is right in this respect. The…

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Dubai-Mumbai-Las Vegas; Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise and Shah Rukh Khan – all this in one story?

Erin Burnett could have done this story in her India Special on CNBC. Well, coulda, woulda, shoulda as a young, perky colleague used to say! At least, now Ms. Burnett can read it here.Before doing her excellent One Hour Special on India, Erin Burnett had done a similar special on Dubai. But like most European-American reporters, she made no…

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Response from CNBC to our article “Flagrant Foul” on CNBC anchors Mark Haines and Erin Burnett

The most popular article on this blog is “Erin Burnett’s One Hour Special on India” with a 16.5% hit rating. The second most popular article (with a hit rating of 12.1%) is our critical piece “Flagrant Foul on Mark Haines and Erin Burnett – Their conversation about India’s regard for “Sacred Cows”.  We are happy to…

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Expansion of this blog’s focus

We are expanding the focus of this blog to include articles on Global Issues and their coverage by Media. This does not dilute our focus on Bollywood but enhances the coverage. This decision is based on your feedback and the statistics of article views. As you have seen with the Myanmar coverage, there are few…

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125th Anniversary of Manhattan’s Brooklyn Bridge – Celebration Bollywood Style

                                                                          (Left – View from Manhattan; Right – View from Pier I, Brooklyn)                                            “The Brooklyn Bridge remains an original – like most NYC residents” says NYC Tourist.com. They are right.New York City celebrated the 125th anniversary of this NYC landmark on May 22, 2008.  All NYC television channels ran stories.  But none of them could play a video or a song…

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Comment & Reaction – China & Sharon Stone, American Right & Scarf worn by Rachel Ray

Sharon Stone made a terribly stupid and deeply offensive remark about the “Earthquake in the Sichuan Province of China” being in some way “karma” because of Chinese actions in Tibet. To their credit, the Chinese Government and the Chinese people reacted with anger and protests. Christian Dior acted promptly to pull ads featuring Ms. Stone and…

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