Wednesday, April 7, 2010

'ది హిందూ' ఎన్.రామ్ గారూ...మీ పత్రిక కూడా?????

ఇన్ని ఆముదపు చెట్ల మధ్య 'ది హిందూ' ప్రజలకు ఒక వటవృక్షంలాగా కనిపిస్తుంది. మీడియాలో విలువల గురించి ఎవరైనా చర్చలు జరిపితే...'ది హిందూ' ను ఆదర్శంగా చెబుతారు. అలాంటి పత్రిక మంగళవారం నాడు ఆరో పేజీలో ప్రచురించిన ఈ కింది వార్తను చదవండి. 

ఎన్.రామ్ గారూ...మీరు ఇదే పేపర్ లో పదకొండో పేజీలో ఘనంగా జర్నలిజం గురించి ప్రకటనలు చేశారు. 'Markets-media and democracy' అంశంపై కలకత్తా లో జరిగిన రౌండ్ టేబుల్ సమావేశంలో చాలా మాట్లాడారు కానీ...ఈ దిగువ వార్తా పెయిడ్ న్యూస్ కిందికి రాదా?  ఇదా నీతివంతమైన జర్నలిజం? ఇవా...మీరు ప్రవచించే జర్నలిజం నీతి సూత్రాలు???

('ది హిందూ' ఆరో పేజీలో ప్రచురించిన వ్యాపార వార్తను, ఫోటోను మీ కోసం ఇక్కడ ఇస్తున్నాం)

Luxury villas for Rs. 3.5 crore Staff Reporter
KonceptAmbience launches Rs. 250-crore ‘Botanika' project at Gachibowli

Botanika project is spread over 7.3 acres
Flats, villas between 3,800 sft and 7,000 sft

— PHOTO: K. RAMESH BABU

Plush:An inside view of the living room of Botanika's condominiums at Gachi Bowli in Hyderabad.
HYDERABAD: With recession blues slowly fading away, development of lifestyle community projects targeting high income group seem to be the latest marketing strategy of real estate developers in the city. One such project - Botanika was launched by KonceptAmbience at Gachibowli here on Monday.
Spread over 7.3 acres, the project offers luxurious flats and villas between 3,800 square feet and 7,000 square feet each with best amenities, including air-conditioning system, home automation system, designer modular kitchen etc.
The price range varies from Rs. 1.75 crore to Rs. 3.5. crore, depending on the space and features, said Mahabir P. Agrawall, chairman of KonceptAmbience at a press conference.
On the pricing of luxury villas, Mr. Agrawall said the project was targeted at Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers or persons drawing Rs. 5 lakh salary per month.
Since the group was targeting only the high-income segment, the question of recession or economic meltdown does not come into picture.
Already 30 per cent of bookings have been made, he disclosed.
“It is a Rs. 250 crore worth gated-community project and residents will have the luxury of a panoramic view of Botanical Gardens and Golconda Fort from their balconies for the next 100 years,” he said.
23 floors
The project would be developed in two phases.
Three towers comprising 23 floors and 220 flats would be constructed in each phase and already Rs. 52 crore was invested in the project for taking up basement and ground works.
Customers would have pay to Rs. 10 lakh as booking advance and delivery would be made within 30 months, he explained.
The focal point of the project would be the club house, which starts on the 18 {+t} {+h} floor and ends on the 21 {+s} {+t} floor. There would be two exclusives elevators connecting to the club house, which was being constructed at a cost of Rs. 4.5 crore.
New project 
The group is also coming up with another project with affordable houses priced between Rs. 15 to Rs. 20 lakh at Gundla Pochampally soon.

16 comments:

Prasad said...

"ఎదుటి వారికి చెప్పేటందుకె నీతులు ఉన్నాయి", అనే ఆత్రేయ గారి మాటలు గుర్తుకు వస్తున్నాయి. ఇప్పటి వరకూ రాం గారు సిధ్ధాంత పరమైన వక్రీకరణలు చేయటం చూశాను. కానీ ఇప్పుడు వ్యాపారపరమైన వక్రీకరణలు కూడా మొదలు పెట్టారా?
రామూ గారూ ఈ ప్రకటనకు సంబంధించిన నిర్ణయం రాం గారి స్థాయి వరకూ వెళ్తుందా లేక కింది స్థాయి లోనే జరుగుతుందా. పాత్రికేయులైన మీకే తెలియాలి. ఒక వేళ రాం గారి వరకూవెళ్ళకపొతే ఈ పోస్ట్ ని రాం గారికి పంపించటం వలన ఏమైనా ఉపయోగం ఉంటుందేమో ఆలోచించండి.

Anonymous said...

N,Ram might not be aware of this story and it's genesis.It looks the reporter who covered the news might have received a very good costly compliment from the builders which might have been shared by his or her senior staff and this is routine to any business,corporate and real estate coverage in the media and there is no surprise at this news item which is definetely a paid news and nothing can be done either to prevent or tackle it as the media is addicted to it and the people are habituated to it and there is no other way to get out of it either for the media or people and we have become just onlookers,

JP.

Ramu S said...

ఈ వార్త నిజంగానే ఎం.రామ్ గారికి తెలియడానికి ఆస్కారం లేదు. ఇది హైదరాబాద్ లెవెల్ లో జరిగిన నిర్ణయం కావచ్చు.
ఈ అంశంపై 'ది హిందూ' రీడర్స్ ఎడిటర్ గారికి ఒక ఫిర్యాదు పంపాను. చూద్దాం...ఆయన ఏమి అంటారో!
రాము

Anonymous said...

annayya..journalism brustupattipovadanni prarabhinchindhi mana
ramoji..epudu radhakrishna kuda start chesadu..JOURNALISTUNI ANI CHEPPUKOVADANIKI SIGGUGA VUNDHI ANNAYYA..

thinker said...

but still hindu is the only daily with trustable news and news with values

Anonymous said...

Looks like you know very less about The Hindu.They may be playing low in Hyd. Many reporters in Chennai are notorious for their head strength. People were desperately waiting for another option for English Newspaperand breathed comfortably when The Times Of India announced its entry in TamilNadu. At the same time, the GM, marketing, rushed to the corporates 'offering' 50% discount on Ads provided they signed only with them. I also know a few people who simply and carelessly turned down the offer.

A musician friend ( Tamilian )very angrily told me that they write only about those who pay them.

To my dismay, I found an old coverage article in the archives about the Trinity of Classical Music. According to the report, Radha Bhaskar, a musicologist, stated in her lecture that though Tyagaraja Swamy, Syama Sastry and Mutthuswamy Dikshitulu were tamilians, all the three preferred to write in Telugu. And your most revered Newspaper, published it. Bhaashaa durahankaaram !

Anonymous said...

Paid news now-a-days is not construed as one if-

1. the payment is yearly, but not time to time.

2. it is between a company (or a political party, or a government) and an editorial board.

3. the payment is not in cash but in kind.

4. the publication of the news items is part of a mutually agreed and long-standing policy matter with the editorial board, but not an issue-based outburst.

if you start looking at the paid news phenomenon this way, it will be apparent that all news is now-a-days just paid news and there is nothing holy and spontaneous about any piece of reporting.. So, Mr. N. Ram has been blessed with plenty of escape routes to refute our allegations, even if this thing is brought to his notice.

Sorry, if I unwittingly hurt any conscientious journo. I am just speaking of a deviant trend.

It is clearly unwise of the reporter in question to highlight only one single venture and not to include a couple of other ventures too, at least to give his/her report a unsuspect touch of spontaneity and even-handedness.

Anonymous said...

contd...

During the celebration of The Madras Week, The Hindu doen't even mention the word 'telugu', though telugus are inseperable from the state. Madras was ruled by many Telugu Kings. Infact, the land where St. George Fort stands now, was sold by a Nayaka King to the British. They may mention 'telugu' any other time but not during the Madras Week when they discuss the history, development and culture of Chennai.

Anonymous said...

TAM RANKINGS FOR THE WEEK 28-3-2010 to 3-4-2010

1. TV9 5.45
2. NTV 2.99
3. TV5 2.81
4. ETV2 1.70
5. SAKSHITV 1.62
6. I NEWS 1.44
7. ZEE24 1.21
8. STUDIO N 1.00
9. ABN AJ 0.96
10. MAHAA 0.93
11. HMTV 0.92

WitReal said...

off Topic:

బొరు కొట్టి టివి పెడితే....మన బుద్ధి లెని అడ్డగాడిదలైన టివి9 వాళ్ళు ప్రసారం చేసిన లస్కుటపా కార్యక్రమం...

సొగం స్క్రీన్ మీద రంభ వేసిన సినిమాలలోని మసాలా బొమ్మలు

ఇంకో సొగం స్క్రీను మీద, పెళ్ళి పీటల మీద ఆరణాల తెలుగు పిల్ల లా కూచున్న రంభ...


ఆ పైన దగుల్భాజి వాయిస్సోవరు: రంభ అందాల ఆరబొత చూడాలంటే.....మీరు తప్పకుండా చూడాల్సిన సినిమాలు...(ఇతొధికంగా టివి9 వాళ్ళు వాళ్ళకి దొరికినన్ని ఆరబొత బొమ్మలు అందులో చూపించారు)

even if she has acted in masala roles, these morons should have shown some decency or respect for that woman.

WitReal said...

off Topic:

బొరు కొట్టి టివి పెడితే....మన బుద్ధి లెని అడ్డగాడిదలైన టివి9 వాళ్ళు ప్రసారం చేసిన లస్కుటపా కార్యక్రమం...

సొగం స్క్రీన్ మీద రంభ వేసిన సినిమాలలోని మసాలా బొమ్మలు

ఇంకో సొగం స్క్రీను మీద, పెళ్ళి పీటల మీద ఆరణాల తెలుగు పిల్ల లా కూచున్న రంభ...


ఆ పైన దగుల్భాజి వాయిస్సోవరు: రంభ అందాల ఆరబొత చూడాలంటే.....మీరు తప్పకుండా చూడాల్సిన సినిమాలు...(ఇతొధికంగా టివి9 వాళ్ళు వాళ్ళకి దొరికినన్ని ఆరబొత బొమ్మలు అందులో చూపించారు)

even if she has acted in masala roles, these morons should have shown some decency or respect for that woman.

Anonymous said...

TAM RANKINGS FOR THE WEEK 28-3-2010 to 3-4-2010 *(corrected)

1. TV9 49.86
2. TV5 25.12
3. NTV 19.38
4. ETV2 14.91
5. SAKSHITV 12.34
6. I NEWS 9.04
7. ZEE24 9.04
8. ABN AJ 7.99
9. HMTV 7.65
10. STUDIO N 5.96
11. MAHAA TV 3.75
12. GEMINI 1.43

* Pl ignore earlier post

Anonymous said...

hindu is narrow minded and self righteous. it is a torture to read the verbose and bulky paper with very small font size.

there is no time or ఓపిక for reading lengthy articles. these fellas should increase font size and cut short the useless articles.

@ wit real : totally agree with you.

Anonymous said...

Agree with Anonymous. The Hindu has got stuck up in an age where there was no Television. They give pages of reports on both important and unimportant news. Reading the special features in the sub editions is tiresome. You need to immediately eat and sleep if you happen to read the sub editions.

Before the entry of The Times of India, The Hindu, in Chennai, published 99.99% stories about senior citizens, tradition, madi, aachaaram.(they boaste that they didn't have a page 3 and ofcourse, they were right.)Later, they started a tabloid exclusively for youth in the name of NXg and one more for movies, masala, Television, etc.

Earlier what they published in the main edition was mostly TN state news while DC balanced both, state and national. Now a days, they are publishing National news in the front page. Good...competition sharpens the brains.

Just finished reading an article in Metroplus before putting in a comment here. Bye, bye, I'm hungry.

Anonymous said...

eenadulo kuda vastunnayi. meeru chudaleda?

Anonymous said...

what happened to the complaint you had given to the readers' editor? Any response? Iam sure your effort was not fruitful but just not able to give up hope.