Monday, March 21, 2005
Met up with John Thomas over the past weekend. My senior whom I reported to in Deccan Herald where he was Chief of News Bureau is currently the Editor (Operations) of the also-Bangalore-based Vijay Times. It was nice to get talking about people we knew, earlier bosses and colleagues, and the newspaper scene in Bangalore. John's wife Susheela was also there, and we spent some hours walking around Panjim/Panaji/Ponnje/Pangim together.
Sunday, March 06, 2005
BJP... and the Press
After a long romance with the Press in Goa, the story soured for that party. And how! The Navhind Times reports that "supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party today went berserk after pro-tem Speaker Mr Francisco Sardinha announced (the) victory of the Rane government in (a) trust vote. They unleashed (their) fury by attacking vehicles, manhandling people in the city." It adds that "even press photographer Mr Barnabe Sapeco became victim of their ire, who was attacked by a group of BJP workers. They also snatched away his camera. Others narrated how a TV team had been heckled at the Cabo. Check three reports from the English-language papers here.