AIR had also once ran short of news-stories

Kashmir Times. Dated: 12/13/2019 10:59:22 PM

Dear Editor,
It refers to interesting news-report that British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) once had a no-news day on 18.04.1930 when the anchor announced of regular news-bulletin being cancelled because the world’s renowned news-broadcaster had no news on that day. Instead music on piano was played in place of regular news-bulletin.
But I recall a day some decades back when perhaps All India Radio (AIR) also ran short of news-stories when a totally insignificant news-story about mouse was relayed in its prime-time morning news-bulletin giving some extra larger time-duration to such a story which was not at all news-worthy. News-story suggested that AIR news-reporter was so smart that he could distinguish whether mouse of news-story was a male or female!
Even in present era, Monday-newspapers are mostly dependent on news-stories received from news-agencies to whom newspapers subscribe. This is because news in India is mostly political, and politicians like others also enjoy holiday from their politics on government-holidays of Saturdays and Sundays. Otherwise also news-most reporters in electronic and print media have weekly holidays on Sundays. Otherwise also, now-a-days, one news-story even though may be important one, continues for couple of days on all TV news-channels making viewers fed up of TV news-channels.
—Subhash Chandra Agrawal,
1775 Kucha Lattushah
Dariba, Chandni Chowk Delhi.



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