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Sunday, June 04, 2006

...One man's poison

I saw this on the first page of TOI Sunday edition,
"We got the dope right"
We said heroin, they said cocaine. They woke up Sunday morning, laughed and said we were wrong. We waited till evening, laughed and said they were wrong, all along. The other papers, the channels. All, except the Times of India. The only newspaper to tell you on Day One of the Mahajan-Maitra saga the party at 7, Safdarjung Road had tripped on heroin.

I woke up all right, with a start. However, I couldn't laugh. This is as pathetic as it gets.


Blogger shrik said...

If the TOI is found dead one day, and the autopsy reveals snapped vertebrae, it wouldn't be because of any last straws.

The back tends to break when trying to blow oneself.

Let's hope this happens..

Sunday, June 04, 2006 12:45:00 PM

Blogger Kaps said...

ToI would have been damn sure bcoz they might have been involved in the supply of heroin :-)

Sunday, June 04, 2006 7:40:00 PM

Blogger corporate whore said...

i think kaps is right. Probably Vineet Jain and co were tripping too. Imagine snorting through a rolled up Times Life.

Sunday, June 04, 2006 9:49:00 PM

Blogger dhoomketu said...

Shrik, ouch! but well-said. Having said that, TOI has been practicing this for so long that probably, their heads are stuck to where the sun doesn't shine.

Kaps, possible. You can probably write that you were right all along, when this comes out!

Corp Whore, even cocaine will blush at the excesses commited in that magazine.

Monday, June 05, 2006 12:06:00 AM

Blogger Amit Pandey said...

After pimping their Editorial Space, its no surprise .. Page 3 Czars sure would have good contacts !!!

Surely the TOI guys deserve a Pulitzer...

Monday, June 05, 2006 3:13:00 AM

Blogger Kaps said...

this is what The Hoot had to say:

//Grow up
The Times of India has taken to congratulating itself on page one. We said so! Nobody else said it! We said it was heroin and not cocaine! C'mon TOI. As the world's largest circulated English broadsheet or whatever, you might try sounding less juvenile.//

Monday, June 05, 2006 4:20:00 AM

Blogger Ruchika said...

My response comes a bit late in the day since I just read this blog (very interesting reads on this one btw!), and I just have to say that thats exactly my reaction when I read the TOI that day! Selling themselves like cheap street-walkers was my reaction..

I wonder if Indu Jain even looks at her newspaper anymore.. I know her and she's not disposed to pulling such cheap stunts for marketing the paper, but then you just have to look at the Delhi Times page one to know the whole TOI family has gone mad!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006 4:02:00 AM


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