Telescope: Munde’s death dominates news

Some channels did not apply brakes to their coverage; instead they allowed their imagination to run wild, perhaps beyond the limits of decency.

Gopinath Munde, was killed in a car crash in Delhi. (Express photo by Pavan Khengre) Gopinath Munde, was killed in a car crash in Delhi. (Express photo by Pavan Khengre)
Written by Shailaja Bajpai | Published on:June 5, 2014 2:34 pm

at all is the French Open Tennis Championships. None of the sports channels seem to be covering it. Why not? It will be the first time (ahem!) since we don’t know when that the tournament, one of the four grand slams, has been ignored. A pity because there’s just a chance that we might see Rafael Nadal slip on the red clay after winning eight titles.

The IPL meanwhile, was splashed all over the place, on Sony Six, Sony Max and the news channels. It ended when Piyush Chawla hit a four to win the final match for Kolkata Knight Riders against Kings XI Punjab. We might actually miss it because what is supposed to pass for entertainment on the general entertainment channels is hardly what you would call entertaining. Wait for the soccer world cup now.

Or, watch Rabobank World Cup Hockey (Ten Sports) which features India. The India matches are running on DD National too but it makes for disappointing viewing as India lost two matches in the dying moments.

By the way, saw promos of Amitabh Bachchan in Yudh (Sony) a series that will mark his dramatic debut on TV. Hope it proves to be more entertaining than the current crop of soaps which continue forever in the same vein. Ek Nayi Pechaan (Sony) is currently showing the oldest story of all– a wife catching her husband in the arms of another woman. And in Diya Aur Batti Hum (Star Plus), lead character Sandhya may be a police officer but she still needs the help of a man by her side. So what else is new?

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