Friday, October 15, 2010

Niyamgiri visuals which media didnot show you

Hope everyone still remembers Niyamgiri where Indian Avatar Rahul Gandhi saved tribals from Vedanta. 

One of most intriguing aspect of that so called rally was media never showed their viewers the crowd who attended the ‘rally’. The cameras were always focused on Rahul Gandhi.

Perhaps for first time, we have managed to get screen grabs of video which gives us an estimate of crowd at the ‘rally’. Its amazing the hype which was created around this rally which was attended by less than 200 people per my best estimate. NDTV & some other channels even had live reporting from the event. Even these visuals slipped unintentionally from a program in which a TV channel was describing Rahuls Beard(yes your heard it right his beard)

I am fairly confident that even kalmadi(sorry I could not resist it) can get better crowd if he land in a village in a helicopter










Well…. Anyone who have basic knowledge of Body Language can tell even Rahul does not seem to be convinced of what he is saying or seeing.


The actual video.. note the headlines of video

Success has many friends

Back after a bout of health issues which is safely behind.

It seems phrase ‘success has many friends’ is literally coming true. It was only few weeks back, CWG stared at us as a bad dream gone really bad.  No one from India's ruling junta wanted to get caught even dead near anything associated with CWG. But that's all yesterday. Now it seems that every one who is anyone in ruling junta wants to be seen cheering athletes.

Hindustan Times in their article Awesome experience as Sonia, Rahul drop by writes

Even the Congress president Sonia Gandhi and son Rahul, who sat in the general stand to soak in the atmosphere, would vouch for the utter magic that engulfed the hockey stadium. Just for a brief moment, the crowd was awed by the presence of the political icons of the country.

Crowd awed by presence of political icons! So HT has elevated Rahul and his mummy Sonia to political icons of this country along side likes of Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel etc.

The telegraph in their article Sunday surfeit, led by Sonia - First big turnout and loud cheers at games write

The Commonwealth Games got its first big turnout today, Sonia and Rahul Gandhi leading the charge of the fan brigade to put a smile on the faces of organisers complaining about the capital refusing to see beyond cricket.

They then also quoted a spectator

Only those in the rows close to where they were seated noticed them at first. The rest did not have a clue that they were around. But once word spread, spectators around us were looking more at mother and son cheering the team loudly than following the action on the field.

Several spectators said Sonia seemed more excited about the Indian victory than Rahul, standing up every few minutes to cheer and clap

Perhaps Hockeys may not be forte of Rahul who according to media is an avid fan of kickboxing, Race BikingRifle shooting and several other games

Finally, I am not sure why media is underplaying Sonia Gandhi’s presence during the Hockey Finals match where India suffer worst defeat ever in hockey both PM Dr Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi were among those who were cheering for the team. In fact Hindustan Times in their article Manmohan Singh cheers for India in hockey even omitted Sonias names from the list of people who were present at the venue.

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