Who wants to be a reporter?

On 4th February, 2009, Kounteya Sinha in Times of India reported this: 'Indian cooking oils unfit'. Gyst of the story: A study by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) found all cooking oil brands in India to contain unhealthy trans fat, many times above the recommended level. Interestingly, the study found Amul butter to be the least harmful of the lot. As a result, choosing a lesser evil, the popular sun flower oil that we have been using was thrown down the drain and all cooking at my home was done with butter that day (naah, just kidding).

On 5th February, 2009, the same Kounteya Sinha in Times of India reports this: 'Indian refined oils safe for cooking'. Gyst of the story: A study by CSE has found refined Vegetable oils in India have negligible trans fat hence are safe.

For a pack of Amul butter, here is your question: Which report is correct?

a) Report saying all oils are bad
b) Report saying all oils are safe
c) Both the reports
d) None of the reports


The only reason I am writing it here is because a few months ago there was this article in TOI (Kolkata) about a a few bikers reaching Everest base camp in Khardungla!!! I wrote a scathing comment to the editor (online), but it was not published. I wrote a comment on this article too, but I don't know if this is going to be published!

13 comments:

I am said...
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I am said...

Man u remember such tiny details!!!

Bad...

Oil is anyway bad, reported or not reported...

Jo bola tha publish karne 'Waste Brinjal' woh toh kia nahi... !!

good luck with getting your comment published..

~ ॐ ~ said...

bhai ji... aapka sense of humor badata ja raha hai ekdum mast rate se :)

and I choose all the four options for the butter... how about that..

and I am still confused about the Everest Base Camp at Khardungla !!! seriously !!!

Reeta Skeeter said...

LOL too much!
butter, oil sab acha hai...

now this diverts a little from the reply to the post but what wud be a aloo/mooli/gobhi ka pranatha without a dollop of butter over it...yummmmm and usse pehle how wud one make a parantha sans oil? so both oil and butter ROCK! reporter ko tel lene jaane ko bolo ;)

B. O'Hemian said...

@Tanu
It was on consecutive day's newspaper... I couldn't have missed it!
It's not so much about my comment being published; it's about them reporting properly and rectifying it when pointed out.

@Om
Aab tujhe bhi makkhan lagana padhega :P Kya zamana aa gaya!
About Khardungla: As per the report (I have hyperlinked it), Everest base camp is in Khardungla!!! Now beat that.

@Skeets
Paratha with white makkhan... ooh, I am hungry once again... Koi mujhe Murthal le chalo please!!!

deeps said...

cancel the deal and use the cost of butter to buy a better newspaper :)

~ ॐ ~ said...

arre wohi pad kar to confuse ho gaya main....

Anjuli said...

I liked Deeps' comment :)

I second that!

ChAsMeBadDoOr said...
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ChAsMeBadDoOr said...

am pretty confused whom to trust n on whom not to...[:O] so beter i dont comment.. cos India me kuch b ho sakta hai..

btw u have been awarded .. do collect it 4m the link given below[:)] tc.
http://chasmebaddoor.blogspot.com/2009/02/ahh.html

B. O'Hemian said...

@Deeps
:) Alternative is equally good!

@Om
Aab bolo :)

@Anjuli
:)

@Arpita
Haan.. kuchh bhi ho sakta hai :) including unexpected awards :) - Thanks for that... will fulfill the conditions soon. Thanks again :)

Rohit Talwar said...

It's the Times of India. Really, what do you expect?

Adisha Agarwal said...

I think both the reports are correct... if you don't beleive me... test the oils and butters yourself... ;) :P