8/7/09

The passing of a thespian

A great Indian actor died yesterday. And NDTV, in their morning bulletins, chose to shine the spotlight on... John Hughes. While Hughes has made cult Hollywood films, the fact that   one of India’s top English news channels (not that there’s much competition, mind) ignored  the death of National Award winning actor and President of the Kerala Sangeeta Natak Academy shows where the Indian media’s priorities lie. If Murali had won a blah Oscar, the coverage would have been endless. 

The Express has a tribute to the great man here. I am not sure I agree with a lot that is said and neither am I a fan of the florid style of the tribute, but something is better than nothing.

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