Television Reporting at Its Finest
It is both ironic and amusing that it took an actor from Bollywood to shine a light on the yawning gaps in Indian journalism. It shames me a little to acknowledge this, but Aamir Khan throughSatyamev Jayate has done what us hacks should have been doing over and over again. Had we been drawing attention to the unspeakable and unspoken of horrors of Indian society in more robust tones, we may perhaps have not seen a ‘khap’ in Uttar Pradesh daring to ban women from going out in the evenings last week. Or the horrific stripping of a teen-aged girl by what seemed like an ordinary group of young men in Guwahati.
[Condensed by Mahendra Meghani, renowned Gujarati litterateur, from The Sunday Express: July 15, 2012