Spoiled for choice
- Keenan-Reuben murder case: Mumbai court sentences all four convicts to life imprisonment
- Textile major Bhilwara has firm in BVI, says it is a lawful investment
- Kerala Dalit woman rape: New probe officer appointed, sketch of main suspect released
- IRCTC has not been hacked, PRO rubbishes media reports
- West Bengal elections LIVE: 45.88 per cent polling recorded till 11 am
BBC World, which can happily ignore all the stories mentioned above, was preoccupied with a far greater issue (and the word is used advisedly): the acute morning sickness of the Duchess of Cambridge, which led to her hospitalisation. One reporter with some experience in the matter argued that while hyperemesis gravidarum, as it is called, was bad for the duchess, her child was not at risk. At the end of this 8.30 pm Tuesday bulletin, the BBC anchor introduced the prospective parents as children and as adults after they met, in a series of rosy photographs. Childish? Yes, but so is the entire British media when it comes to the royals.
We haven't even found space so far to mention Ricky Ponting's long final walk back to the pavilion of Test cricket and that last wave of his bat — goodbye. Which leads us back to the discussions, last week, on Sachin Tendulkar and his possible return to the retiring room, too. On Headlines Today, Sourav Ganguly listened to others argue for the imminent departure of India's greatest batsmen and then said: if Sachin is watching this, he should not watch it. He should channelise his energies into his game. And so say all of us. We should join the Little Master in ignoring such debates.
Aamir Khan and his Talaash co-stars got prominent seats on news channels over the weekend. In the CNN-IBN interview, the seating arrangement from left to right (for the viewer) was Khan, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor. On Headlines Today, it changed: it was Mukerji, Khan and Kapoor. Notably, the two actresses lavished praise on Khan, but not each other.
Meanwhile, Zee was in the news for the wrong reasons as two of its editors were arrested. To cheer up the faithful, it telecast Zee Rishtey Awards for its actors, the channel's answer to the Star Parivaar Awards.
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