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Friday, July 14, 2006


Asked Rahul. When the phone networks were down, when people went missing, when things went wrong that evening in Mumbai, Television did what television does best.

'This coming in first to ____'...
'The pictures of the disaster first in to ____'
'In an exclusive interview, blah, blah learnt'
'We are here, first to break the news....'
'You saw this first on....'

And the list goes on.

Pretty much at the same time the rest of the world was getting the same stuff on their wires, through the television feeds, though the net and through whatever others sources of information we share in this information age.

Bloggers, on the other hand, went about their job quietly yet steadily.
a) They made no proclamations.
b) None of them - not Sepia Mutiny not India Uncut not any of the other superb Mumbai blogs came up with those turn me off line like 'this news came in to my blog first'.
c) They were all helping each other, one step at a time in the true spirit of a community reaching out to each other.
d) And to steal Zafar's term they were all truly 'Dil Se'.

Need more reasons for real time journalism and heroes at work?