Once, I was stuck in uptown Vegas without a cab and had to hitch my way back to the city. Unfortunately for me, the chap who offered me a ride was a pimp. For the 20 odd minutes that I spent in his ‘bling’ car, I dont think he finished a single sentence without mentioning his ‘bunch’ and how I should give him a call sometime.
I am often reminded of him this month, thanks to this hilarious news channel called CNN IBN. It is about time someone recognized IBN’s efforts in the genres of comic humour and a weird kind of media prostitution. Lemme explain:
In IBN speak, when terrorists attack Mumbai, you have to call it “India’s 9/11” (dd/mm mismatch notwithstanding!)
When the Mumbai police arrests a father for raping his daughter, he has to be referred to as “India’s Josef Fritz”
And when Janrail singh throws a shoe at Chidambaram……you guessed it – “Shoe-gate!!!!!!”
Am not sure if Nixon is gonna turn in his grave for that, but I definitely think this is unfair. Come on….after spending an insane amount on a flat screen TV and a Tata Sky package with ‘news’, the least I deserve is my own personal, national shoe incident! No?