Monday, 17 September 2007


Hi guys some time back we carried a small photo feature about our Digu visiting gods and goddesses of varying hue and potency. Department of Information director Menino Peres certainly seems to be working in overdrive forcing to the newspapers to publish such 'three column divinity'. Here's the latest one in the NT... Chief minister Digu and Ms Digu seen with the 10 Janpath's Pasta devi. Seems like Digu's wife had prepared for this visit very very thoroughly. Notice the matching colours. Why do newspapers have such an obsession with publishing such photos? Are they of any newsvalue? Or is it about chumming up to the Dept of Info, so that the latter slips a couple of more govt ads their way?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone have a copy of the priceless photo of Digu being weighed against ladoos at Shirdi ? If yes please scan and post. It had appeared in June or July in a Marathi newspaper.

17 September 2007 at 15:04  
Blogger Pen Pricks said...

Anon 1: That would one hell of a pic... anyone have that? Please so send it to us...

17 September 2007 at 15:08  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

penpricks: The Government is a large spender.

The newspapers we read are all subsidised. They cost just Rs. 2 - 2.5 a copy.

Are we willing to pay say Rs. 10 or higher per copy without ads?

Unlikely! So that's the reason! It's about marketing etc. etc.

17 September 2007 at 18:49  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can be more specific. It was in Tarun Bharat either during the June 20-23 interval or the first 15 days of July.

17 September 2007 at 19:50  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a pretty picture.
An image of the bold and the beautiful.

18 September 2007 at 02:45  
Blogger Pen Pricks said...


18 September 2007 at 10:28  

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