Archive for August 23rd, 2006

Refresh Bangalore: put the bang back in Bangalore

August 23, 2006

This new initiative from Times of India had a great start with NR Narayana Murthy, Chairman, Infosys, Kiran Mazumdar, Chairman, Biocon, Devi Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Hrudayalaya, Ramachandra Guha, Historian and Chief Minister of Karnataka Kumaraswamy in an interesting panel discussion in the historic Palace Grounds on Saturday Aug 18, 2006. In fact almost everyday some eminent citizen is airing his / her views ever since.

I like this for just one reason; it is a way to create healthy atmosphere of larger citizen involvement, channelize people’s energy and in short put positive news (otherwise dominated by some corruption, some sleaze, some accident etc.,)

For once India’s leading newspaper (and the world’s largest English newspaper) has decided that good news is also news (the default is bad news only is news!)