India is a growing nation and we as responsible citizens are working round the clock to help the country grow in leaps and bound. As a result, we are sort of busy. And in this busy schedule, our daily dose of news intake is either the quick read of newspaper in the morning or e –paper or various updates being shared by friends on social media.
Some “exclusive” news often catches our eye and they become the hot topic of discussion for the day. Say for example the latest news being reported about the girls who were arrested for their facebook post questioning Mumbai shutdown. We read, we see, we discuss, we forget. I sincerely wonder how fickle our memory has evolved into. It is thus not strange that the politicians, criminals and all the wrong doers who make headlines go scot free the very next day.
Here are a few news stories that you read this month, discussed at length about and forgot.
Botsa Satyanarayana’s daughter’s rich wedding
The Andhra Pradesh transport minister spent crores of rupees at the cost of state money on his daughter Anusha’s wedding [Full News here]. The incident when brought to light made a lot of noise and then vanished into thin air. FYI, Botsa is today making headlines for being described as a “mafia and liquor don” by Union panchayat raj and tribal affairs minister V Kishore Chandra Deo. Yes, he is always in news for something or the other.
Haji Ali Dargah bans women entry
Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan had gone to great lengths to bring to light the ban of women in dargahs [Full News here] , a new rule issued by dargahs a few months back. There was a lot of debate and discussion and shunning of the law, but then all cooled down.
Look at the irony of the situation, a mosquito became famous for having bitten Ajmal Kasab [The mosquito that bit Kasab]. We can’t forget him. Hell, he is responsible for killing 164 people. With the death sentence declared, any updates on when the (un)pleasant ceremony is to happen?
Arvind Kejriwal’s exposes
Arvind Kejriwal did his homework, “exposed” or rather refreshed our memories about some scams, and then what? All that actually happened was Robert Vadra got famous.
A quick recap of Arvind Kejriwal’s exposes
- Robert Vadra – DLF scam [full news]
- Salman Khurshid’s Trust [full news]
- Mukesh Ambani and how corporate are controlling the government [full news]
- Black money filled accounts in Swiss Banks [full news]
This is just a bunch of four cases. Remember anything? I sometimes think those days were better when there was only one – two news news shows that came for one hour a day. At least the news made some impact and people remembered.