Random Thoughts of a Troubled Mind

How much of news is too much news? When does reporting become sensationalism? Are we even aware when we exaggerate to create sensations that we have crossed the boundary between realistic reporting and reporting in bad taste? These are some of the questions that have been bothering me lately. The Aarushi murder case media hoopla came as the last straw.

I have been going

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Gita and the Indian secular press

Introduction

I came across a Kolkata Telegraph editorial on the Gita. The editorial criticizes Judge Srivastava for his suggestion that the Gita should be made a national text. The editorial then goes on to make certain remarks about Hinduism and the Gita. I would in this article only discuss the points made by the editorial about Hinduism and the Gita. I will first present the entire Telegraph editorial, then present the key ideas of the editorial, compare and contrast these ideas with the Gita and then make some general comments on our secular press.

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