Sunday, May 23, 2010

Continuing Paro-normalcy

My column today on burqua brouhahahas

http://www.mid-day.com/opinion/2010/may/230510-paromita-vohra-burqha-ban-france-islamic-women.htm

And last week on discussions about politics

http://www.mid-day.com/opinion/2010/may/160510-opinion-political-thoughts-naxalites-democracy-paromita-vohra.htm

They persist in giving the dullest titles to the pieces - I'd like to think of good ones myself but mostly I'm just frantically screeching to a deadline.

And anyway I'm sure they'd change it instantly from my frivolous ones to these extremely NCERT type ones.

It's a losing game - if you write about political ideas (because it's not about politics as such the column) then people immediately become solemn and stodgy - and here you are trying to mix it up some and hoping to re-invest the discussion with some energy in your modest way.

Maybe I'm delusional and the title writer is right. In which case it's a good thing I only have another 7 columns to go before we're done...

4 comments:

Space Bar said...

oh noes! why only another seven?!

you should post the whole thing here (and also put link). then you can give it whatever title you want.

parotechnics said...

Well they'd said they want it for 3 months - and in fact I'm not sure if it's 6 more or 7 that are left.. yes i should post whole thing, you're right - i am jsut worried I'll succumb to posting the longer versions, against my belief system of there should be only one cut!

Space Bar said...

oh please! post director's cut here!

AMIT said...

You like politics discussion?Great i too like.

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