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The ‘Foreword’ is a must-read
This headline’s useful, it exemplifies what
Has become of the fourth estate today.
Haven’t they lost sight of the real readers that
They’re supposed to talk to each day.
So if the mainline headline covers the treaty with
Mauritius, can the audience of the paper be mass,
Or rather moonstruck by industry top brass?
Then even the focus of the press can lack width.
So let Mauritius give us two islands to use
For trade or whatever else (that’s left loose).
And in return, for all I care, let them negotiate,
To continue to get unaccounted money wide awake.
Even on election results, the press expresses utter surprise,
But we’re real voters who voted, so they needn’t apprise.
But are we daft, or naïve to ever expect
That in Kali Yug, the focus will ever be right,
That reporters will never ever be suspect,
And suffer not from the very same plight.
So hereon I embark and attempt to restore
(So enough on headlines that titillate rulers
Or their brethren, the black money droolers)
With news for the ruled I level the score.
But should that mean we beat that familiar drum
That old damned tune, to our graves we’ll hum,
That Pakistan again rejects our 26/11 ‘insinuation’,
That they sponsor terrorism against our nation.
In this part of geography, even history has frowned,
Just like us, brown cousin Paki, in white lies is drowned.
If papers could talk, you’d hear these whines.
Bad times as he fights to retain his luxury villa
A bankrupt wail from pompous airlines
As whining first is king of good times, Mallya.
And for ex CM Ashok Chavan, trouble is brewing.
‘Twas he who sanctioned extra FSI in hand
For sea facing Hotel Searock, in Bandra Bandstand.
How’s that for a new thread to an old plot sewing.
Per a study, India tops another world list.
(That’s it’s now gone beyond humans is the gist)
Even on human diseases from animals afflicted,
Our mighty country is the most affected.
By the way methinks here again is that old bias.
For less on rulers, more on the ruled it causes fracas.
Don’t forget to read the ‘Foreword’ and ‘She hands over the baton’