Monday, July 02, 2007

You go, Mika Brzezinski

ज़िन्दगी भर मेरे काम आये उसूल
एक एक कर उन्हें बेचा किया
- जावेद अख़्तर

It is ridiculous to feel sorry for people who're perfectly happy with their lives but for some years now I've felt a pang for people intent on making a career in the media. High-minded journalistic values make way for baser priorities and if you're to stay in the business, you must play the game by other people's rules. It must be frustrating. At least I know I have been.

But with some people, something's gotta give. Look at how this lady, newsreader Mika Brzezinski on the cable news channel MSNBC, deals with it.
The story's here, and the clip is here:

4 comments:

Silpa said...

Thanks for that one...
I posted that one on my Facebook page.

Sheetal said...

heartening, eh?

suraj said...

Was it staged? Probably?

Anyways, my idea was just to leave a comment - great blog. Love your posts on qawwalis and music in particular (Obv. becoz I'm into those now).

Are the translations of Urdu ghazals u'rs? If so, how many languages do you know anyway?
Persian also?

Sheetal said...

Suraj: Do you think it was staged? doesn't seem to matter, though.

For the rest, thank you. Persian? How I wish! A few translations here are mine, yes.