I have never done anything that would get my name in the papers. And there are strong indications I might never make it either. The only thing I can be pleased about in all this is that I haven’t done anything negative enough to make my name notorious.
I also used to write to newspaper editors, but just for fun. I have written a hundred times to The Hindu telling them that they are becoming incresingly page 3. After all, which newspaper editor will publish your letter if you dare him to do it? Again, if you glance at the Letters to the Editor column, you’ll know how bland your letter needs to be in case you want to get it published. Vapid journalists and vapider readers!
But, as if Mumbai Mirror was eavesdropping on my entire life, and wanted to put an end to the sorry run that I have had with the media, they have published an excerpt from my blog, on Sharad Pawar’s elevation to the BCCI top job. I wouldn’t have known this at all, but thanks to Anthony, I did manage to find it. Voilà, that’s like my fifteen
minutes seconds of fame!
However, when great (?) things happen, you always suspect that something is odd. If you look at the image above, you’ll understand. Instead of publishing my name, Mumbai Mirror has published just the permalink of my blog post! And that means, my name still hasn’t figured in any newspaper!
Life ho to aisi!
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