After every major breakdown that affects life in Delhi, all papers “go big” the next morning. I have often wondered if people are want to know how much they suffered.
Do you really want to know how you were stuck in a traffic jam near Defence Colony for hours because of flooding? Read more
The wind was so strong there in the nights that you would go to sleep expecting to wake up in Delhi if you were lucky and Beijing if you were not. The mountains were all so bald.
And the grass, so few that you could count them, scorched yellow with little to save them from the sun. The terrain looked frighteningly serene, nothing moved because nothing could live there. Read more
How many times will we say, “Delhi collapses every time it rains”? We have said that four times already this monsoon, or perhaps more. Though it hasn’t rained that much, but the few times it did, the city collapsed.
Office hour traffic, which is usually quite slow, goes down to a crawl. Distances covered in five minutes take an hour or more. Sometimes, the jam begins just outside the colony gates. Read more
When do you move on? When do you let a running story slip down the Page One hierarchy? Not an easy call, specially if the rivals had it up there at the top the next day, with more details.
We nearly hit that slope on the swine flu story Wednesday night. So, nothing much had happened in Pune or anywhere else, except more panic in Pune. There was a run on hospitals there. Read more