BARKHA DUTT: Q & A
The following are some comments tweeted by me yesterday and this morning in response to questions received from one of my readers, who has specified that he does not belong to any Hindutva group. To be read from bottom upwards. (12-4-11)
She demonises her critics which is wrong in a journalist.Criticise your critics, if need be, but don't demonise them.
Lot of criticism of Barkha is based on prejudices and pre-conceived notions.She has many wonderful qualities---but one negative.
I agree we have a right to criticise her objectively. Prejudices and pre-conceived notions shd not influence the criticism.
She is a professional journalist with no political agenda. I find her coverage objective.
Nor is she the favourite of any political party.Hereafter, I will ignore all Tweets on this subject.
From whatever I know of Barkha, she has no political favourites.
If I say she is exuberant, you guys say it must be because Congress (I) is winning.If I say she is subdued, U guys say opposite.
U guys all the time try to give a mischievous political twist to any remark on or about Barkha.Am sick & tired of this.
All I was hinting was she seemed to like WB (West Bengal) countryside more than TN ( Tamil Nadu) countryside.Her liking for WB cuisine is evident