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I have noticed several mistakes by indian news correspondents and hosts. First is the use of the word “basically”- the most used word. They use the word out of context and use it whenever they run out of something to say. Its a filler word. I’ve come to hate that word.

2nd= speaking in noisy environments. Why can’t they just show the video and add a voice over? Doesn’t it make their our job easier? You come back home after a hard day’s work, want to catch up with the news and you can’t understand what they’re saying-very annoying. Who hired them? End result is a sweaty, shabby woman who is yelling into the mic. Very unpleasant to watch. Thats why I prefer only BBC and CNN. News X is also good and comes third.

Excessive animation, transition effects, huge text area hampers viewing space. The words “BREAKING NEWS” are flashed on a bright color changing, heavily animated bar. Its too loud and garish. Why can’t they keep it simple? It just hurts the eye and serves no useful pourpose.

The words “Breaking news” have been repeated far too often and have lost value. It should be reserved only for huge events.

Mean looking news anchors- they try to look mean, tough, angry. They don’t want to look relaxed and neutral. They are news READERS, they read the news, plain and simple. They are supposed to look neutral. Looks more like they’re preparing to go to battle.

So thats my opinion. BYE


what is so great about the oscars?. the front page coverage of slumdog winning the oscars was going over the top. was it worth it to cover entire front pages of many newspapers?. there are many other important issues that need to be covered, esp in the front page. some newspapers have dedicated entire pages to the slumdog-oscar show.

why are we going bonkers? the movie does not portray India in the right light. the oscars were most probably given to please the indian population. one way to say-‘we havent forgotten you’. since very few Indians have been awarded the oscars. its a multicultural society, you are supposed to keep everyone happy. slumdog maybe a well made movie no doubt, but you cant deny some political correctness.

some newspapers report that the awardees were greeted by indian prime minister Manmohan Singh. i think that was totally necessary. i have never heard of something like this… how can a head of state congratulate an oscar award winner. there are more deserving people who need that.

one awardee, may be rewarded with a tax exemption. I feel that nobody should be exempt of paying taxes. what makes one person so great? why should wealthy people be exempt from paying taxes?.

we should get over slumdog. it is high time we make a sensible movie about India’s great history. there are so many other glorious topics about India that can win Oscars.

what is so great about Oscars anyway, why should it be a benchmark?. they have made mistakes too. in the long history of the Oscars, there have been some movies that lost out even though they were the best. the Oscar judges are human afterall..