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The News Crawls Back

Posted by anandrr on December 30, 2008

CNN is allegedly retiring the crawl. Pity it won’t improve the quality of its news all that much. I stopped watching the TV news a long time ago, if it’s not on Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert, I’ve probably not watched it. True to form, I’ve watched a total of about 5 minutes of TV news since I returned to India about a year ago. But the first of those minutes had me reaching urgently for my camera. As I remembered it (of course since I haven’t watched TV news in a while, this might not be still true), US news networks feature a talking head, sometimes a banner announcing the story and a crawl. In India, we have this:

Indian News Channel Screen GrabFor those of you keeping score at home, that’s:

  1. A banner headline at the top telling you what the story is about
  2. A news category white on blue
  3. The latest on this controversy crawling below that
  4. The time and a crawl of unrelated news below that
  5. A completely different crawl of more different unrelated news below that

I got your information overload right here.

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Posted in Bertie Heads to the Photo Shop, Media, Shutterbug, TV | Tagged: , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Beautiful Bangalore VIII

Posted by anandrr on December 16, 2008

Twilight during the monsoon season in Bangalore

Twilight during the monsoons season in Bangalore

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The Story of My Experiments at a Bookstore

Posted by anandrr on December 9, 2008

Mein Kampf and Gandhi sit cheek by jowl at Gangaram's

Mein Kampf and Gandhi sit cheek by jowl at Gangaram's


There aren’t many places in the world where you’d find this incongruous placement of wares. But to most Indians Hitler is just another charismatic military general.

Posted in Bertie Heads to the Photo Shop, Literature, Shutterbug | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Brilliant Bay Area I

Posted by anandrr on December 2, 2008

Shoreline Golf Links, Mountain View

Shoreline Golf Links, Mountain View

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Seductive San Francisco I

Posted by anandrr on November 25, 2008

It was the best November day ever, unfortunately all I had was a dinky phone

It was the best November day ever, unfortunately all I had was a dinky phone

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Beautiful Bangalore VII

Posted by anandrr on October 14, 2008

Bangalore International Airport at 2am. Listless much?

Bangalore International Airport at 2am. Listless much?

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Beautiful Bangalore VI

Posted by anandrr on October 7, 2008

Toy Factory in Channapatna

Toy Factory in Channapatna

Posted in Bertie Heads to the Photo Shop, Business, Shutterbug, Travel | Tagged: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Beautiful Bangalore V

Posted by anandrr on September 30, 2008

Slum area in Domlur

Slum area in Domlur

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Beautiful Bangalore IV

Posted by anandrr on September 23, 2008

Srirangapatna Temple, not strictly Bangalore, but well take credit for it anyway

Srirangapatna Temple, not strictly Bangalore, but we'll take credit for it anyway

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Beautiful Bangalore III

Posted by anandrr on September 16, 2008

This way to an MNC job

This way to an MNC job

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