Times Of India, where is your judgment?

One rich woman in Mumbai goes to Starbucks in South Mumbai with two daughters. The daughters accidentally spill water in washroom. Another rich woman sees this and forces the girls to wipe the floor. The daughters inform this to the mother. The rich woman makes a big issue out if this and lodges a complaint in the police station.

On 6th January 2015, The Times Of India published ‘news’ about this incident on page 3 of its Mumbai edition, rather prominently. See the link here.

Both the rich, arrogant women may have nothing better to do in life than making disproportionate issues out of everything. That could be helpful in pampering their inflated ego. But, I don’t understand why Times Of India gave such a huge importance to this. Did this incident matter such a disproportionate exposure on the pages of a national daily?

Was this incident so vital that “the nation had to know” about it?

Or is it in their business interest to dance to the tunes of idiosyncrasies of the rich and the powerful?

Whatever may be the reason, I think it is a disappointment. A let down from a powerful media icon. A responsible media should exercise rationality in giving importance to the issues which are reported to it.

Let us hope for better, impartial and more sensible Times.

Author: Sanjay Shah

Sanjay is the author of "Business Management Simplified" which provides Practical, Actionable Solutions for Entrepreneurs. It is an all-in-one guidebook to start, run and grow a small and mid-size business to the next level. He is also an SME Business Coach, Seminar Leader and Motivational/Keynote speaker, Sanjay is based in Mumbai (India). He advises many businesses on Strategy, Leadership, Marketing, Branding, Customer Experience Management and Organization Development. He conducts various self-help seminars and workshops for companies and groups in English, Hindi and Gujarati. For more info, visit : www.SanjayShahSeminar.com

One thought on “Times Of India, where is your judgment?”

  1. I am sharing my views on toi reports here…
    Dear Clara,
    Whether intentionally or not, your report has shifted the blame on neighbouring society instead of the developer who did not grant conveyance to the society within four months of its formation which is mandatory by law.
    Had this been done, the developer wouldn’t have been allowed to consume TDR FSI of Nand dham Society plot on Aditya Tower plot as wrongly done by the developer.
    The views of members that you have published have clear interest in both the buildings and are supposed to be biased.
    The opinion of the advocate Jitendra Dhamani reflects the correct view but the heading that you have given gives completely distorted view.
    To sell the FSI or not is completely the decision of the society and its members and unless the agreement is done with the society, no one is entitled to blame for greed or whatever.
    Indirectly you have shifted the blame on society for the reasons best known to you.
    I have no interest in the said matter and express my views as a reader.

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