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Special column
by OJ George

Everything is not available for a price?
The arrest of AIADMK leader Dinakaran for attempted bribing of Election Commission officials underscores a crucial point.

Not everything can be purchased for a price always.

In Indian conditions, in a majority of instances, corruption rules the roost.

You grease the palm and you get away with what you want.
At least this time, the attemp
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Kafka in the newsroom
By K.Balachandran

When ‘The News’ the world over, redefines itself, virtually every minute,
scribes, once high-strung, now like Gregor Samsa, the character of Kafka
finds in astonishment, going through a metamorphosis, least prepared for.

Not at all something desirable, on the contrary quite
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Arrogance of media tycoon is past, almighty algorithm rules
By K.Balachandran, Bangalore

Facebook jumps in to news business. Is our game finally up? When Facebook usurps news business, none can survive, even the mightiest sharks will find the ocean shallow. But as it has been pointed out here many times, the quality and journalistic judgement goes down
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Why a hack should be spared capital punishment
K Balachandran from Bangalore has this take on hacks:


Hacks worth their salt, who are really bold
at their best, holler aloud "The king is naked"
Some of us, agile chameleons change the attire quick
avail the best chance to join the loudest dance party in town
rumba, samba, flamenco or pl
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The World Is Too Much With Us
BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;—
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon;
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And
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Wordsworth's Leech-Gatherer
The Leech-Gatherer

or, Resolution and Independence

There was a roaring in the wind all night;
The rain came heavily and fell in floods;
But now the sun is rising calm and bright;
The birds are singing in the distant woods;
Over his own sweet voice the Stock-dove broods;
The Jay makes ans
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Fond memories of a former print news lover
By K.Balachandran

A lover of print news, led astray by bad influence time exerts
Holding my broadsheet in front was a pleasure
out of the world, I used to munch as much news and features
not just as a scribe, as a reader, avid too, who couldn't do
without daily papers, as one nourished by pr
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