Monday, November 28, 2005

Resident Idiot

I was reminded this morning of a wickedly funny Roald Dahl short story where a couple of guys hit upon the idea of taking out hits on mediamen who publish slanderous/scandalous stories about the rich and famous. Now, I don't advocate violence, and I definitely believe in freedom of speech, but I don't think I'll be very distressed if someone decides to land a punch or two on The Telegraph's senior cricket correspondent Lokendra Pratap Sahi. In fact, I might find it hard to suppress a smirk if that happens. Indian cricket, and indeed all of sport, can do well without people like that particular gentleman. - NK


Blogger ze rambler said...

I feel the same about his writing - but which particular article took your goat now?:-) But really, isin't Telegraph the newspaper everyone in Cal reads?

2:18 AM  
Blogger Gameboys said...

Rambler, to be honest, I felt like saying this for a while now. Telegraph's coverage of the whole Ganguly episode has reeked of parochialism and utter bad taste. o be fair, I think overall it's not a bad newspaper at all - when compared to TOI, for example. There's been a front page lead almost everyday on this issue and Chappell has been thoroughly villified. According to Sahi, a lot of importance should have been attached to Ganguly's century in Zim and the series win over there!

Yes, Telegraph is the largest circulated English daily here. Unfortunately, many Kolkatans showed on Friday that they cared more about "their man" than the team.

6:29 AM  
Anonymous Aadisht Khanna said...

I think it was an O' Henry story, though. Not Roald Dahl.

11:49 PM  
Blogger Gameboys said...

Aadisht, I do think it was a Roald Dahl story, I read it fairly recently. Thanks for stopping by.
- NK

6:34 AM  

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