The Indian media of late has shown its tendency and propensity to report inaccurately. One of the latest prime example is that of The Times Of India, a much respected and widely read English language mainstream newspaper in India. It carried on its front page a news item titled “TOI-Crest’s Indian Of The Decade: SONIA GANDHI” in its New Delhi edition dated December 25, 2009.Click on the following foto to see this news item:
The title itself is inaccurate, since the DECADE in question shall get completed only in 2010 and as such it would have been ACCURATE REPORTING if this newspaper had declared SONIA GANDHI its Indian of The Decade in the YEAR 2011 only after the year 2010 was over! Also, it further reported inaccurately on its page 13 of the same edition, in a news item titled “UPA chief has reclaimed Gandhi Family legacy”, ….The unlikely emergence of Sonia as a Wonder Women is, in many ways, the narrative of the unlikely emergence of India as a superpower…….”. The matter of the fact is that Thakur Sher Singh Parmar had already foreseen and forecast the emergence of India as a superpower, in his article titled “India The Emerging Global Power!”, dated 3rd of January, 2005 which was posted in January, 2005 on his MSN geography group and the same was subsequently repeated on the same website/MSN group on 1st of March,2005. He had written “INDIA THE EMERGING GLOBAL POWER- By the year 2075, India shall emerge as one of the two leading global powers in view of its basic strengths like vibrant democracy, large population, big consumer market, Highly professional defence forces, political unity despite minor aberrations here and there, spiritual leanings, increasing basic and technical literacy, contemporary global scenario and its all powerful geo-strategic location along the international trade route passing via the Indian ocean, etc. AS SUCH, ITS HIGH TIME INDIA WAS GRANTED THE STATUS OF “PERMANENT MEMBER OF U.N.O.” Click on the following foto to view this article:
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Not only Thakur Sher Singh Parmar, even other well known scholars before had anticipated clearly the EMERGENCE OF INDIA AS THE GLOBAL POWER. FOR EXAMPLE, THE MINSTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF JAPAN HAD ANNOUNCED IN NOVEMBER, 2003 THAT IT WOULD HOLD A PUBLIC SYPOSIUM ON "India: an emerging global power - Strategy for Japan-India in the coming age" on Monday, December 8, 2003 in Tokyo, to have been attended by Dr. Stephen P. Cohen, Senior Fellow, Brooking Institution, and C. RAJA MOHAN, PROFESSOR, JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY and other well known specialists like PROFESSOR GONG SHAO-PENG, PROFESSOR YOSHIMI ISHIKAWA, N K SINGH - MEMBER OF PLANNING COMMISSION OF INDIA, YUKIO OKAMOTO, REAR ADMIRAL K R MENON, YASUSHI AKASHI [ OF JAPAN CENTTRE FOR CONFLICT PREVENTION]. FOR FULL TEXT GO TO:
WHAT PERHAPS WAS NOT ANTICIPATED WAS THE CATAPULATION/CERTIFICATION OF INDIA TO THE STATUS OF THE GLOBAL SUPERPOWER BY BUSH ADMINISTRATION AND ITS ACCEPTANCE AS SUCH BY REST OF THE WORLD, A TURNING POINT WHICH MADE INDIAN ESTABLISHMENT EUPHORIC/FULLY CONSCIOUS OF INDIA BEING THE EMERGING GLOBAL POWER!
The big question is why do the big Indian newspapers time and again report inaccurately? Is it because their reporters and editors don’t do a thorough research unlike the English language foreign journalists? Is it because that they don’t want to report facts accurately despite in possession of full facts of a story/news item? If it is so, why do they so? Is it because vested interests cause them to do so? Is it because sometimes news reporting is simply planned out and pumped into print to serve some one’s personal/group interest/s? Is it because they don’t wish to let others get due credit in a media world perceived by themselves as full of cut-throat competition? One is reminded of the ‘RANN’ movie starring Amitabh Bachan and produced by Ramgopal which gives answers to the seemingly puzzling questions such as above in A BIG ‘YES’!
Thakur Sher Singh Parmar