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Monday, April 5, 2010

News headline

‘Save life of needy hard worker’ headline of a local newspaper grabbed my attention. I went through the whole news. It was about a labourer who met an accident by an unidentified vehicle. He was seriously injured and was admitted to the hospital.

He is a poor man who can’t afford treatment. His friends and close ones are bearing the expenses. His little ones need their Dad badly. Anybody who wishes to help him can donate for him on available contacts. And the positive responses have started coming as there was a pocket-sized list of donors. :-)

What do you want to read in the morning; scandals, rapes, murders, blasts and other spicy stories or such a common man story with an optimistic approach in it?


  1. Chandrika,

    One needs to exercise caution as many a times such appeals have turned out to be frauds too.

    Take care

  2. You know something ? I don't read newspapers,really ! I really do feel that they are made up for these bad news which attacks your mood and the mental state...on the other hand I also feel one needs to be updated of what's happening around..but when then 'happening' is all the same in each corner of the world then what does one do ?

  3. Well, the other option is to stop reading newspapers. Actually, i dont miss much !

  4. Your question about what do you want to read reminds me of the need for local and community news, as well as the big stories.

  5. चन्द्रिका
    हर बुरे घटनाक्रम के पीछे किसी एक व्यक्ति कि गैर जिम्मे दार हरकत होती है, अगर कोई गैर जिमेदार न हो तो ऐसी घटनाये होगी ही नहीं

    अर्ज किया है ॥

    आज हम सब अपने आप से वादा करे कि सबसे पहले तो अपने अपने हिस्से कि जिम्मेदारी उठाएंगे , और जब भी वक्त मिले किसी के काम भी आयेंगे ये होगया तो सभी के दुःख मिट जायेंगे ,
    एक दिन हम फिर विश्वगुरु (भारत) कहलायेंगे ।

  6. Well..i read two newspapers.. asian age and HT..starting from 1st page...I read most least all headlines...from politics to crimes..human stories and inhuman does move me...the good ones..

  7. aww..this is a sad luck for him..:/

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  8. I do read news papers and do try to contribute if i could..recently there was this 14 yr old girl who had a brain tumor...such a request made many city people help her.As far as other news are concerned ,a common man is involved there too.

  9. Today's newspapers are full of such sad stories, that sometimes I scan the headlines before deciding on whether to read the story or not.

  10. But thats exactly all thats happening.Though i still feel we give it undue weight.

  11. I hate reading the newspaper... it has crap in it... Total junk... and the sole purpose of a newspaper has already been destroyed...

  12. I would like to start my day reading the newspaper with positive thoughts and recognizing more good in the world. I sometimes feel that we are not getting accurate stories as the media can put their own spin on things to....I am appalled at what some people consider to be news and at times it can be not much more than a gossip column....oh lord you got me going on this one. have a great week ahead.

  13. I have mixed feelings about newspapers. Mainly, because newspaper circulation is a business and their main aim is to make money than to deliver "good, authentic" news.

    These days I see that they are so much commercialized and lazy that the quality of the content is terrible - appalling if you will. Spelling mistakes, improper sentence construction, improperly researched news, repetition of news, etc. So, all I hope more than what type of news I get to see is that the quality of the content rises, so everyone can read rich, authentic news content.

    And, of course, if newspaper can cover up the humanitarian causes too that will be a huge advantage. :-)

  14. The media should play a responsible role, but unfortunately its going on wrong direction misleading us most of the time!!

  15. Well this is not what all happens, ITs what the MEDIA prints... there is a big difference a lot of other news is there.. Anyway HELP I will be cautious.. been taken for a rid where supposedly i was helping a dieing man instead it turned out, i was helping no one....

    Some day a law needs to be made to make sure MEDIA is also brought to the book its all about POINTS these days ........

  16. You've been awarded on my blog!! :)

  17. ..News papers are meant for that!
    they sell on these kinda news..good bad or ugly.

  18. I would bet most would prefer Shohaib and Sania to a poor labourer...

    I know a person working in a bank. She says the help puring in for such cases isnt overwhelming always.

    I remember such a case in our company... The min salary here is 20k...and everyone was handing out money as if someone asked foe alms!!

  19. Honestly, I hate reading news, for they were told over and over again it pisses me off. But if the news is something good, then I'll love to hear it over and over.

  20. news is information about a recently changed situation or a recent event... so i want to read all that would have impact in world around me..

  21. hmmmm...n that's why i jump 2 the sports page directly!

  22. I would accept any news headlines so long as I dont see the picture of a politician and get to read a positive news line.

  23. Newspaper is a masala these days ,it has something for everyone bot most of the news are not authentic :(

  24. The day couldn't start better then this....Beats even the sachin's century news by a margin :)

  25. Masala news always hogs the limelight

  26. Interesting news always catch my attention like this man who 'punched' a lion which attacked him near a village :P

    Also the kind of news you have mentioned makes for a good read.I have gone through a couple of them where an intelligent poor boy's education was funded etc.Its nice to read things like that once in a while.

    Thx for dropping by :)

  27. With a lot of frauds happening around, It becomes difficult to trust such appeals...

  28. My first time at ur blog!!.....yeah...the news we read is pretty dreary of late, and once in a while, there are instances that catch your eye!!
    Will come back for more write ups!! :)

  29. Hi Chandrika...thanks for your comment on my blog.

    I don't read newspapers at all...the TV news is gruesome enough.

    I prefer reading blogs and humorous stuff...

  30. @ Jack : Thanks a lot, Jack for making us all aware of this fact.

    @ I'm Nu : Positive news are very less these days in newspaper. And at the begining of day reading such news is not good for mind. Thanks! :)

    @ Kavi : :) Thanks!

    @ tom sullivan : Thanks for sharing ur views. :)

    @ Gourav Agrawal : Thanks for sharing ur views and poem with us. :) Nice one! :) I liked the last line the most.

    @ Sankoobaba : Nice to know that u r a regular reader of newspaper. Thanks! :)

    @ ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ ayu ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ : Thanks for ur views! :)

    @ kavita : Great that u contribute for noble causes. Thanks! :)

    @ umsreflections : Exactly, scanning is must. Thanks! :)

    @ Madhu : Thankyou, Madhu. :)

    @ Chanz : Very true. Thanks! :)

    @ cinner : Media sometimes doesn't give the correct picture. Thanks for sharing ur views with us. :) U too. :)

    @ Vittaldas Prabhu : Thanks a million! :)

    @ SUFFIX : True. Thanks ! :)

    @ Bikram : Help should go to a genuine person.
    Goood idea. :) Thanks! :)

    @ Varsh : Thanks a lot! :)

    @ Harman : They sell, we buy. :) Thanks! :)

    @ Jon : Thanks for sharing ur views! :)

    @ MinnieRunner : Me too. :) Thanks! :)

    @ iamyuva : Nice thinking. :) Thanks a lot! :)

    @ blunt edges : :)

    @ BK Chowla, : Thanks! :)

    @ Sat_hi_sh : Thanks a lot! :)

    @ Pratik Gupta : :)

    @ Quest : Thanks! :)

    @ - Sugar Cube - : Such posotive news are good read. Thanks for visiting and expressing ur views. :)

    @ Surbhi Jain : Very true. :) Thanks for being my blog buddy and for sharing ur views! :)

    @ Vyazz : Welcome Vyazz! Thanks for sharing ur views! :)

    @ Lazy Pineapple : Hi. I too like to read humorous blogs. :) Thnaks for being my blog buddy. :)

  31. I think genuine news in newspaper soon gonna be things of the past :-D Just today i read in a local marathi newspaper about a cabbie who saved a young s/w engineers life by admitting him in hospital in time..i was really touched to read the news :-)

  32. @ maverickshree : Local newspapers sometimes publish positive news. Yaeh very touching indeed. Thanks for ur views! :)