IN A POST ‘FORWARDED AS RECEIVED‘ (Feb.24, 2017) I wrote about many who keep forwarding WhatsApp posts “as received”, sometimes even without fully reading them, often without verification.
So a young mother may get a forward about herself ‘missing’ as a schoolgirl, urging all to report is they saw her, posted years ago, but Continue reading Think Before You Foward
The printed word, my profession for the last 58 years, has lost its credibility. No one believes in newspapers anymore.
The first informant to the people in general, in most cases, is not a newspaper but the electronic media. Of them TV has fallen to the lure of TRPs, which earn them the moolah. Continue reading Great News, Is It True?
Being on several WhatsApp groups (as almost everyone is, these days) I received a longish post in Marathi recently. It was a story of an elderly man who meets a dashing, distant relative.
Any plans for marriage?, the ‘Kaka’ asks and was told by the IT engineer that hehad none.
Where is the time for it?
One day he comes and tells Kaka of his impending marriage. When did he “see the girl” as is the practice in Indian arranged marriages? Oh no. They ‘met’ on the Internet, liked each other’s views and decided to tie the knot. Where is the time to go for ‘mulgi pahayla” (going to see the girl).
How about the wedding card, the purchases, the personal invitations? He came to Kaka only as he Continue reading Where is the Time?