Friday, 26 October 2007


Here’s one more reason why you can never trust THE NEWSPAPER YOU CAN TRUST. 30,000 odd readers (kick us between our legs if this readership count sounds inflated) of The Navhind Times and the half a dozen Navprabha readers (OK…this probably compensates for any loss of accuracy vis a vis the TNT readership… joking) never got to read the story of the alleged involvement of a young scion of the mining industry, in the Marianho Mascarenhas shooting saga. Here’s a newspaper, that claims it’s moored on the principles of trust and yet hides news from its readers. Scan the TNT pages end to end guys, you’d never find a story about cops suggesting that Sarvesh Timble of the Timble family could be involved in the Marianho murder case. Why? Because he’s family you see. Because folks who run the newspaper that you are ‘supposed’ to trust are related to Sarvesh Timble. Navhind’s editorial director Pallavi Dempo hails from the Timble family. And Sarvesh is a very close relation. We would be in a position to confirm whether Sarvesh is her brother or cousin or second cousin tomorrow sometime. Maybe you guys could tell us that. Its not speculation we are talking of here. It’s no investigative story, no shitty sting operation (which Arun Sinha seems to have an aversion for anyway), no speculative fart in the editorial, no ‘off record comment’. The story has its origins in the quotes of a Goa Police Superintendent of Police (Crime) Vishram Borkar, who claimed he had recorded statements in course of investigations into the Marianho murder, where folks claim that ‘young industrialist’ Sarvesh Timble had a hand in the shooting. What more Sarvesh Timble’s anticipatory bail application was also rejected by Sessions judge Nutan Sardessai. That means Sarvesh’s name is on record in connection with the crime in two places. With the cops and with the judiciary. And yet, there’s no story. Every other newspaper in Goa (perhaps Goan Observer won’t) has carried the story big time, but not The Navhind Times and its lil sister. Well, on the same day, these guys have the cheek to carry a story about two minors who eloped from Bangalore being ‘nabbed’ at Miramar. ‘Nabbed’ guys, that’s what they called it… And to top it all, these incompetent oafs even carried the name of this minor girl… What is this Mr Editor, don’t you know, you shouldn’t be naming minor girls in such stories? What do you have against minor girls Mr Sinha? And if you are convinced with what we’ve written out here, do call em up and speak your mind to them ask them why the story was blocked? Or you could also call them, if you want to listen to their side of the story... here are some numbers on which you could get the guys who are responsible for keeping the story from you... Arun Sinha -- Editor, The Navhind Times -- 0832-6651120 and 0832-6651123 (direct line) The Navhind Times news desk -- 0832-6651119 (Ask for Assistant Editor Arun Srivastva)
Coming up next... another TNT SHAM... we prefer to call it... "BIRDS OF THE SAME FEATHER, STUCK TOGETHER"


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was going threw all the pen pricks blogs…these guys are good. But one thing which wedged my eye is the wrong version of stories that get printed in Goan media. Last time I was in Goa I read the story of one Preeti (a malabari) in GT about a murder case (was more like a south Indian movie). She sounded as if she was at the seen of crime. If people knew so much, why are crimes not brought to book? Reading newspapers in Goa is like reading some fiction story book (all lies, no result). People try to sensationalize everything under the sun. Now the tourist has come to GOA. The media will be behind them feeding like hungry scavengers on leftovers. To be a journalist, one should be honest and say the truth like the famous urine therapy. Derrick lets now get some stool treatment of you and your crime team.

Ps note. I read my newspaper while having my breakfast and many of us agree that we sip to a cup of tea or coffee while reading the newspaper…so please derrick we beg of you to stop your shit and urine articles…give us a break…
your well wisher

26 October 2007 at 16:54  
Anonymous Rajan P. Parrikar said...

The Navhind Times makes for a respectable asswipe. A few years back Arun Sinha molested one of my submitted letters and then when I confronted him he said it was "journalistic license." Like 007 he is presumably licensed to molest. I wrote to Shrinivas Dempo about it but didn't get any response. Perhaps Shrinivas was busy washing the Partagal swami's derriere in Canacona.

The good news is the advent of the Internet. The days of rags like the Navhind Times are numbered.

26 October 2007 at 21:38  
Anonymous Rajan P. Parrikar said...

I should add that Sarvesh Timble should be presumed innocent until proven otherwise through due judicial processes. The news reports raise questions that need to be clarified. But surely the news blanked out by Navhind Times was publication worthy - shame on the Navhind Times for that.

26 October 2007 at 21:54  

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