New Year Issue: Editor’s Note

“News is no big deal. It is the cheapest item around. Most of us navigate through the maze of newsbreaks with our sensibilities intact. They are a visual blur. They are sounds and accents. They are headlines trying to be clever and passages pretty banal. They are words in a hurry. They are breathless soundbites. In the end, we are not better than what we were yesterday. We are not smarter than what we were till the last paragraph. The weary ordinariness of being in the 24/7 media age is frightening.”

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OPENS Prasannarajan