Shashi Tharoor And Mehr Tarar United By NDTV
Has Barkha Dutt lost it – giving such prominence to Mehr Tarar (by appointing her as a columnist) – some one directly linked to (and possibly the cause of) a good friends murder ? Is this what news has become all about – dirty sensationalism ? or does the story go deeper. Did Barkha not claim to be Sunanda’s friend ? Why does Barkha Dutt not come clean with what Sunanda Pushkar had said to her the day she died – why the cover up for Shashi Tharoor ? Should Tharoor continue to write for NDTV (nothing has changed in his life) given that he is claiming to be a grieving husband – what would Sunanda say if she were alive ? What about propriety ?
Interestingly enough there is quite a bit of similarity between the two – almost as if there are meant to be (happy ever after !) – here are some of them
Similar Views On Modi
Both Shashi Tharoor and Mehr Tarar have similar views on Modi. While Mehr Tarar defended Narendra Modi from Musharraf’s comments and even called him ‘An effortless public speaker’, Mr. Tharoor praised Modi for his speech and modernity. Though Tharoor has shown quite a bit of ambivalance, his admiration for Modi as a PM continues in spite of the fact that Mr. Modi once made an unsavoury remark against his late wife Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor.
They both share almost same cynicism for everything going around in India and the world.
Similar ability to write a lot of little value
As if reading Shashi Tharoor and Mani Shankar Aiyer’s columns in NDTV was not painful enough – they now have added opinions from Mehr Tarar ! Her latest is a bunch of baloney – it’s like the Miss Universe contest questions – Qs: What will you do when you become Miss Universe – Ans: I will do world peace and betterment for children (yawn !!)
Both like to party in Dubai
Both Have Underworld / IPL Connections?
So Why The Betrayal Ms Dutt ?
Did Barkha not claim to be Sunanda’s friend ? After all, Burkha Dutt claimed that she was one among few journos who was urgently contacted by Sunanda besides Nalini Singh and Ruhal Kanwal. Was adding Mehr Tarar as a columnist necessary ? Is this what NDTV has come to ?