Wednesday, 7 May 2008


Hey fellas... one good thing may have come out of TOI's entry here.
Raul Fernandes has finally stepped into the real world by shutting down his 'Furniture World', his furniture store at Campal. Hope he can devote more time to the newspaper now.

BTW the changes in TNT are good to see. Ramu's byline story on the film fest was a refreshingly fresh drift when compared to the sludge they pass off as news. Was also good to see that the newspaper which used to literally dry-gulch bylines now even mentions the reporters designation (check out the web edition)... But then they should stay away from copies like this one below filed by Shyam Zambaulikar.
Hey you guys know Sanjay Banerjee's been transferred to Margao right. We can say this with a straight face, that the master of eloquence with that misleading suffix will be following Shyam Zambaulikar's footsteps in Margao. Shyam has had the honour of being TOI's south Goa correspondent when they tried to peddle the Bangalore edition to Goa, a concept which was rejected by the readers. TOI then had had this lousy team comprising of Shyam, Vidyut Kumar Ta, Rupesh Merchant, R V Prabhugaonkar and Cyril D'Cunha. Looks like its HR team has failed miserably again. Let's see they've managed to get one malkurad, one maangilaar, a couple of pairis, the rest of the guys TOI's recruited are quite the mango mongrels.
And GT how have they reacted? Let us see... they've surely cut their engines, pulled down their sails and brought out the oars. They've paddling their boat now... Oars alternating between Derek, Ashley and Thapa. The rest of their crew grabbed their lifejackets and jumped off a long time back.


Blogger Caje said...

My subscriber copy is yet to reach me despite informing my newsagent. The subscriber helpline of TOI could not be accessed.

But I read the e-paper.
And TOI goa edition has my vote as a superior offering.
Great stories, except in the business section and sport (need more local fare).

Missed a local editorial too.

The advt for TOI goa edition displays poor copy with errors and typos.

NT today looked smart but was a far second. Good attempt though.

Herald has its nose in the ground.

GT was average.

TOI's classifieds hold promise.

Hope they will maintain the standard they've set on day one!

Cajetan Vaz

7 May 2008 at 21:45  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great stories?? pooh!
Caje, can you list out the great stories??

8 May 2008 at 14:07  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Penpricks, some are still with GT. It is wrong to say that only Derek, Ashley and Thapa are the be-all and end-all of GT. Remember, it's a 'TEAM EFFORT'. How did you forget Vithaldas Hegde, Nilesh Khandeparkar and others on the desk still holding the fort there? Don't they count in your scheme of things?

9 May 2008 at 14:08  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And to add to that GT is outsourcing their news to people sitting in Delhi and other places. Why pricks dont ever pick on GT is something that everyone needs to question. Derick does have no say in bringing out of GT paper. Ashley is the Editor of GT only he has not got the official designation of EDitior. chew on that

10 May 2008 at 15:12  

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