The Animal Times of India

After a long time, I found interesting news in the front page of The Times of India (Kolkata edition). Readers would note that most of the news involved animals! Here are some (all in the top half of first page of TOI, December 20th, 2007):

  • Elephant goes berserk for mate in city circus. Not surprising at all... what do you expect of an elephant without a girl friend? He was 45 years old though, but we know older human males to act crazier; even use small blue pills!
  • Tigers kill visitor at Guwahati zoo. Now, picture this... the victim put his hand inside the cage to take a photograph of the tigers!
  • Mom fights off leopard in Thane. Now, that was a brave (and natural) thing to do.
  • CRPF officer gets death for hiring goons to kill son. Adult male killing young offspring... I know the Hippos do it, the Lions do it...
  • Finnish woman raped in Mumbai. No comments.

7 comments:

Reeta Skeeter said...

NEWS ka mazaak hai ye bas.
A rather reputed channel playing laughter challenge instead of news... the paper that you write about...printing animal stories...where are we headed?
BBC rocks!

Butterfly said...

Even I noticed that the entire front page of the Anandabazar Patrika today was covered with news about animals.
That man behaved very foolishly while trying to take a tigress' photograph!

@Reeta
The paper 'The Times of India' is one of the top English dailies here. And, it printed the news about the animals beacuse it was important in our region. I don't think it is a 'mazaak'.

Aro said...

hmm....

B. O'Hemian said...

@Reeta
Actually I was trying to see it from a different perspective... I think the animals behaved naturally; it is the people who are acting crazy!

@Butterfly
You remember the "Shiva" incident a few years ago?

@Aro
Hmm

Kanu said...

Very Nicely put...

Reeta Skeeter said...

Yeah there can be different perspectives, I was seeing it from another one :)

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B. O'Hemian said...

@Kanu
Thanks... wish you would write more often.

@Reeta
That's a difficult tag for me! Will do it someday.