Friday, February 10, 2006

Spotlight...Infamy in the Times!

Today, the Times of India has carried a piece about this blog, accusing me of attacking the judiciary.

Just to put the record straight, it was never my intention to dishonor the judiciary. If I hadn't had faith in the laws of this country, I'd never have embarked on this blog. I would have accepted that nothing can be done about injustice, bowed my head in shame and forgotten about it. But I believe in our system, to a certain degree anyway; however flawed it may be. And I believe in freedom of speech. I also believe in the integrity of judges like Justice Sujata Manohar, Justice Chandrashekhar Dharmadhikari, Justice Lentin, Justice Bhagwati, Justice Radhakrishnan...to name a few...who have left us a precious legacy of truth without fear. I have not accused the court of giving orders for money; and to accuse me of contempt of court, well, that's what I've come to expect from the Times.

In a way, I have to thank Mr. Shibu Thomas for all the publicity. I wonder if he even knows about the judges I've mentioned above...and if he knows what they stand for. Of course, he too is a man doing his job. But I see this as just another example of an ill-informed journalist of the great and illustrious Times of India trying to sensationalize something rather than reporting it and wasting newsprint on figments of imagination. Shameful, really...

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

i think you shud have an adsense banner on this site & make loads of moolah , aah the good old times of india :)

mantra said...

Well, as you said it truly shows how the media works in India. Highly deplorable are the journalists who file news reports without research and checking their veracity of the facts they mention.

To remind Mr. Thomas, his very own the illustrious Times of India, in its edition of Sunday January 22, 2006 in its front-page headlines had screamt: Swiss Flat, Dubai Hotel @12k salary - a highly fictitious report- which had actually made me look at the date on the calendar imagining it to be April 1.

Mr. Thomas and his ilk at the Times of India, should read their own publication’s front page of February 9, 2006 and well, it mentions Nayak, as per ACB, is being inquired for a disproportionate income of 41 lakhs.

Why this turn around and isn’t that contradictory. Well, was the first report born out the wacky imagination of the journalist who wanted to cook up a good copy?

I guess Times of India is running a smearing campaign against Daya Nayak, and is bent on pronouncing him guilty and is trying its very best to " influence" the judiciary and the public at large by such baseless and completely fictitious reports.

As a sign off may I ask Mr. Thomas, and all his well intentioned friends at the Times to log into a site run by someone called Ketan Tirodkar-(www.dial100dotcom.worldbreak.com) and decide what’s contempt of court and abusing the judiciary. It’s a SHAME and irony that the media or rather Times takes note of a blogsite and takes opinion from legal bigwigs. Mr. Thomas, you may read the Ketan Tirodkar blogsite and you may open the eyes to the fact if this blog is contempt of court, then Ketan Tirodkar should be immediately put behind bars for waging war against the state, and also being mentally insane.

Well, then by all yards, punkprincess is a saint. Go ahead punkprincess and all the bloggers--it’s your right to blog and speak openly about what you feel- a blog is attributed to independent views and it can’t be curtailed.

And meanwhile, well we should thank Mr. Thomas and the Times on hindsight for getting us more "hits".

Sushil Prasad said...

the daya nayak story is only one of the major disservices our media is doing in the name of independence and investigative journalism. And we have a Press Council to govern the media.

Everyday in the papers and TV one finds sickening instances of trumped up, fabricated, or badly researched / understood articles.

Thank you for raising the revold.

Anonymous said...

this whole thing looks such a sham. some media shud try n investigate the other side of the story...instead of crucifying Daya Nayak for a case concerning disproportionate income of 41 lakhs.

There could be several reasons why they are targetting him.

He sure seems to be a victim of some rivalry within the force.

Deepa said...

You said it..."great and illustrious Times of India ". Let TOI be called Trash of India.

mantra said...

Its sickening to see continued reports on Daya Nayak's wrong doing. Why are the skeletons crumbling from the cupboards now? Even old cases where he has slightest or no involvement is being dragged out.

It’s hilarious to read TOI's report in its Sunday edition: Corporator drags Nayak, Sharma to court about a case in 2002. And this time it’s a new "reporter" Swati Deshpande who writes about how Nayak and his boss went easy on gangsters in that particular episode.

Let it be reminded, as per my knowledge, Pradeep Sharma, was the senior at CIU, followed by officers like Aslam Momin, Sachin Waze, and others. Daya Nayak was a mere PSI (continued to remain one until his suspension), and the decisions in such cases are taken by the higher ups and a not a sub inspector to press charges.
Just because Nayak happens to be high profile thanks to the media, doesn’t ensure that he has to be nailed like this.

Grow up guys at TOI - stop your witch hunting and do some serious journalism.

Yesterdays Mumbai Mirror targeted Subhash Wagal who is in the hospital undergoing treatment.

What next-- proclaim all the 600 odd encounters by the elite Encounter Specialists were fake!

Way to go Times of India, did I read Trash of India, somewhere!!

Anonymous said...

Its sickening to see continued reports on Daya Nayak's wrong doing. Why are the skeletons crumbling from the cupboards now? Even old cases where he has slightest or no involvement is being dragged out.

It’s hilarious to read TOI's report in its Sunday edition: Corporator drags Nayak, Sharma to court about a case in 2002. And this time it’s a new "reporter" Swati Deshpande who writes about how Nayak and his boss went easy on gangsters in that particular episode.

Let it be reminded, as per my knowledge, Pradeep Sharma, was the senior at CIU, followed by officers like Aslam Momin, Sachin Waze, and others. Daya Nayak was a mere PSI (continued to remain one until his suspension), and the decisions in such cases are taken by the higher ups and a not a sub inspector to press charges.
Just because Nayak happens to be high profile thanks to the media, doesn’t ensure that he has to be nailed like this.

Grow up guys at TOI - stop your witch hunting and do some serious journalism.

Yesterdays Mumbai Mirror targeted Subhash Wagal who is in the hospital undergoing treatment.

What next-- proclaim all the 600 odd encounters by the elite Encounter Specialists were fake!

Way to go Times of India, did I read Trash of India, somewhere!!

Punkprincess said...

Thanks for all the support guys...

Anonymous said...

I know one Mr.B.B.Kini, a PI, who was framed by the ACB and suffered at the hands of the ACB for ten years. He belongs to a Nomadic Tribe community; and did not have the means to fight. He suffered silently. Hon.Court passed strictures against ACB for callous behaviour in this case.
For 10 long years, he was out of a job. The ACB is known for its vengeful ways and corrupt officers at all levels. Sending the Daya Nayak case to ACB, seems to be with same intention of harassment.

Anonymous said...

hello everyone,
Guys times of india is changing with times.....they are not selling news they have been selling shit to people....daya nayak's case is just one among them.exaggerated and false journalism has been a part of print and electronic media of late hope it changes for good.

times of india has to answer common people like us if daya is proved innocent in court.

one last request,lets leave daya alone,hez a common man like us,not a robot from mars....

Indian Punk Prince said...

It's so sad that the Times of India has not bothered to carry a single pro-Nayak story... have you guys got carried away by the competition...Come on Bala, Somit, Ahmed and Anil...don't let the new kids on the block rename the Old Lady of Boribunder as the Trash of India.. It's time you did something about the Daya in Daya Nayak....

Indian Punk Prince said...

Why just blame the Times of India, they are merely playing to the gallery...Almost every crime reporter in an attempt to better a previously published report (in another paper) is cooking up stories about Nayak's alleged wealth, property, etc.
One Jigna Vora with the Free Press Journal has been playing Abu Salem's PRO for the last two months..Now that she is done with Salem, she jumped onto Nayak. Only this time, she is carrying "armchair stories" quoting sources (wonder what sources a cub reporter with 3 months experience can have) against Nayak. It's such a pity that Nayak with all his alleged wealth can't defend himself...

Indian Punk Prince said...

Hi guys
Please read my update at http://nayakdaya.blogspot.com. Journalist's and reporters please feel free to use the story.. but a small acknowledgement tucked away in the story would be much appreciated. A lot of leg work has gone into the story.
warm regards
The Punk Prince

Anonymous said...

Hi guys,
Do u think writing court stories (that is also involving people like Salem and Daya) is very easy. If u know that a cub reporter is filing pro-stories of these people and getting bylines den shame on those who claims to b senior journalists. Even after giving table top stories she is getting bylines and quotes from the people then u have to learn the skills from that cub reporter.

This shows wat kind of work TOI people do and wat they think abt themselves. Those days are bygone wen TOI was an authority. Now it is SOLD lady of boribunder. It has been sold to many people and u know wat such women (not lady) are called……

Anonymous said...

hi guys wht u think abt this cub reporter i have seen jigna vora's article on mumbai police official web site .Shows her calibre. Read her stories since saw this site but was realy pleased abt her stuff and writing, not kidding man . Start taking her seriously (TOI) better keep watch on her .

Anonymous said...

come onn guys ... it seems to be more of a jigna vora blog than what its supposed to be ...

Punkprincess said...

whoever you are, you're right about the jigna vora stuff. i got the feeling she or an admirer of hers is doin PR work for her here!
i've never read any stories by her, maybe because its been years since i read the free press journal.
i've been thinking of updating, the media's silence is seriously bugging me now, i think someone needs to say something. let me know what you guys think.

pp said...

perhaps punkprincess is an apt name for the blogger.. daya nayak will only have punks supportinghim..

if the punk happened to read times carefuly she or he or it would find that the court reporting in times was the fairest he/she/it would find..

but then i guess thats what it is about punks they are just hot air and are surounded by a similar kind..

pitts

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