BBC and other foreign media- India Coverage

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#1 Mar 5th, 2018, 14:04
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There are lots of news articles that often don't make it to the local or national media, but you can pick them up in the western media.
Few such articles have already been posted around here.
This thread could probably provide a place where we could post such articles.

Why the local media doesn't focus on it could be a topic for discussion itself!

One from BBC here.

A routine abduction
Sar Pass Trek , Rohtang, Munnar, Badrinath Kedarnath, Vaishnodevi, Goa
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The incident happened in April 2017. Not sure if it was covered at that time.
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The abduction of one child in one distant village way-up-north might not make it into the newspapers that I read way-down-south. However, most of the BBC news items quoted here actually do.
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I find foreign media to provide much better coverage of ..... foreign news.
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An 'Einstein' moment that!

Well I do feel that the foreign media has got both the pros and cons in their reporting styles and substance as well.
Biased and not at the same time!
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I have the notion that the foreign media, when they report anything bad about India, are accused of bias and condemned to Hell. If they report anything good, it seems to go unremarked in these pages.

Admittedly, they are like the media in India as well – "If it bleeds, it leads." So the sensational is much more likely to be covered than the good stuff.
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Do not try this at home or outside!

Girl fights with tiger with stick - gets away with minor injuries.

BBC article.
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NHK is the way to go internationally. No, it is not a branch of the Beeb..
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Originally Posted by OldandRambling View Post When I first visited India, back in 1983, as a vegetarian myself I was pleased to find that vegetarian seemed to be the "default" option for restaurant meals.

Recently it seems that more "non-veg" meals are popular.

Is there a real shift towards non-veg, perhaps brought about by improved refrigeration?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-43581122

Any thoughts, apart from that you don't like the BBC?

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No Ed - you are right. We Indians do not like the BBC. Do you know why??? Because when the Jalianwalabagh incident took place on 13th April 1919, where 1500 of my countrymen/women were massacred by Col. Reginald Dyer, who by the way was your countryman - the BBC justified the same saying that it was done under duress.
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Originally Posted by Rajarshi2016 View Post No Ed - you are right. We Indians do not like the BBC. Do you know why??? Because when the Jalianwalabagh incident took place on 13th April 1919, where 1500 of my countrymen/women were massacred by Col. Reginald Dyer, who by the way was your countryman - the BBC justified the same saying that it was done under duress.
Which broadcast are you referring to? The BBC only came into existence in 1922.
Or are you just trolling? In that case the colonel was just teaching those w*gs a lesson for what they did to Marcella Sherwood.
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Originally Posted by Golghar View Post Which broadcast are you referring to? The BBC only came into existence in 1922.
Or are you just trolling? In that case the colonel was just teaching those w*gs a lesson for what they did to Marcella Sherwood.
We are all sorry for what happened to Marcella Sherwood, but I just hope you are sorry for what happened at Jaliianwanbagh. Guess you are just too uptight too admit the shame of it all, same as your parents and grand-parents.
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Are all British people to blame for that horrible massacre of innocent people, even those who were not born then, even those like myself who have Irish parents?

Similarly, are all Hindus responsible for the killing of Mahatma Gandi?

Nobody alive in the UK now would be proud of any of the events that happened under the British Raj.

Anyway, back to vegetarianism...

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Originally Posted by OldandRambling View Post Are all British people to blame for that horrible massacre of innocent people, even those who were not born then, even those like myself who have Irish parents?
Don't feed the trolls. There was no BBC at that time.
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I like feeding trolls, I have plenty of stuff for them to eat.

I find a few facts can cause them to over eat and self destruct.

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Unfortunately the above made argument that ‘since BBC was not in existence at the time of Jallianwalabag massacre occurrence (1919) and hence the allegation that it supported the massacre is false’ doesn’t hold water, it is a flawed argument altogether. Regardless of when you took your birth you can gleefully indulge and take sides on the events that unfolded and concluded well before your time. That’s what BBC had done as well. For instance, BBC had presented its voluminous work on WW1 (1914-1918) to its loyal readers with its robust arguments, all in support of England of course as one can expect, even though the war took place before its time.

Rajarshi could be right.
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