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Tuesday, November 08, 2005
The damned dial-up connection which keeps reminding me of skyscraping telephone bills and which forces me to browse at night subsequently denying me a good night's sleep, is finally dead.I'm contemplating on getting a broadband connection next.

Seems like the 24 hour news channels are all set to make a mockery of themselves.What's so interesting in discussing what happened during the cricket match?I'm talking about "Fourth Umpire"(without sappa figures like mandira bedi or roshni chopra*).Add to this a special review in Aaj Tak which has a jobless Saba Karim wielding a willow and providing a detailed account of how Dravid played his 87th ball and how sehwag got out supplementing it with what he should have done to stay in the crease.All this is followed up in a somewhat different manner in Star News which has reporters fanned out to the venue of the next game to capture the audience's mood.The most indigestible part is the brainless polls.Taking wickets is Irfan's and Agarkar's niche.If they take five wickets in one game it is doubtless that he will be available for the next game.Do we need a poll to tell us that?

Add to all this the case of news channels rating themselves as the best.CNBC rates itself as the best and this is published in Business World.Surprisingly NDTV once rated itself as the best and this was published in India Today.This was long back.How do they measure viewership?Who stays glued to news channels these days.People like me only keep switching between channels.Is there anybody out there who is "attached" to any particular news channel(apart from headlines today)?

Vinod is finally back in action after 1.25 months.And chennai has every reason to be proud for the nov 1 bangalore "landmark" quiz saw two teams from chennai coming first and third.

*The attu figure, roshni chopra, has moved to Zee music.
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