Medha Jalota (wife of Singer, Musician Anup Jalota) passed away in USA on 24th November 2014. In the news item informing her death, this is how Bombay Times (dated 26 November 2014, Page 10) referred to her past marriage with the renowned filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, quoting from her biography. “the reason she separated from him was because he never fully understood her passion for music.”
On the contrary, as mentioned in the same piece by BT, this is what Shekhar Kapur had to say about his ex-wife, on her death. He expressed his graceful tribute thus through a Tweet : “Probably the bravest person I ever knew. Medha Jalota. Rest in Peace Medha, You showed that life can be lived and loved despite all odds.”
When we have a choice to extract few remarkable lines from the hundreds of pages of the biography of a dead person, what we choose reflects our own preference, our attitude and our focus.
Media is commonly known for looking at and highlighting the dark side of everything. Including at the tragic times of death.
We generally find what we are looking for. In life or in death. Bombay Times has reinforced this belief.