Thursday, 22 May 2008


First it was Herald's mysterious Mumbai correspondent... whose stories are without a doubt 'lifts' from Mumbai based newspapers. But now it looks as if these guys have sowed wild oats all over the country... Just the other day there was this story in the Herald with a Srinagar dateline... the story -- which we have reproduced below -- has been lifted from JK newspaper called Greater Kashmir. The story which has been published in the newspaper's SPOTLIGHT section has been written by Arif Wani. Wani claims that the piece on Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat is the result of an exclusive interview? So is Wani Herald's correspondent in Kashmir? If he is, then why has this story been touched up such a way to appear different?
We have highlighted the portions which have been lifted by the Herald. You could check the original Greater Kashmir story by following this link. Make your own conclusion...

Kamat on holiday in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, MAY 20 — Chief Minister Digambar V Kamat yesterday had a close look at Kashmir’s snow-capped mountains and lush green meadows when he took a ride in the world’s highest cable car, Gondola, in the famous ski resort of Gulmarg, to top of the area’s highest peak, Apharwath. Earlier, he had a shikara ride in Dal Lake and stood by the gushing streams of Pahalgam, on his maiden visit to the Kashmir Valley along with his family.
“I am mesmerized by Kashmir’s natural beauty. It is really out of the world... I feel like I am in paradise,” an elated Kamat told reporters. Till now, the CM had seen Kashmir only in Hindi films. He had wanted to honeymoon in the Valley in 1979, “But some untoward incident happened in Kashmir and I went to Mount Abu,” he said
Kamat told the Kashmir Tourism officials to organise cultural exchange programmes like a Kashmir festival in Goa, which is thronged by tourists of various countries. “We have been organising such events in other states, and it has helped us to attract tourists,” he said.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

PP please check vernacular newspapers like Gonkantak, Tarun Bhart, Goa Doot and Navprabha. They are just carrying wire stories without even subscribing them. Is this plagariasm or poaching. The same story of Kamat's Jammu & Kashmir is copied by Gomantak recently.

26 May 2008 at 11:49  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Kashmir story is page 1 Anchor in Gomantak(not 'Gonkantak' please) dated 22 May. And why leave out the lone Konkani 'DISALEM' Sunaparant. That's what they call a Daily newspaper in Konkani.

27 May 2008 at 14:15  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Add to that Goa based correspondents of national channels, ek se bhadkar ek hai woh log.

29 May 2008 at 12:35  

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