It has been a great fortnight so far with a couple of mentions of self and this blog in the print media. Yes! an article named ‘Adopt an Animal & get Tax Benefit‘ posted on this blog has made it to an English daily featuring local news from Bangalore called Bangalore Mirror. The second mention on the occasion of Bus Day in Bangalore. See the attached clippings extracted from the paper.
Though it makes me feel happy about getting such a public attention through the media, that was never the intention or motive. It just happened to share some useful information through this blog and glad that the media was good enough to support the cause. A big thanks to all my blog readers who helped in spreading the awareness on some of these social issues. With your continued support, I strive my best to bring in more of such articles on this blog.
At the same time, I wish to vent out my frustration on the print media. Similar to what many of you have been fed up of the media being rude towards providing credit to the copyright holder of any piece of text or photo, I too had to settle for just a mention of my blog URL in the article. Though Bangalore Mirror picked up most of the images from the article on my blog, they seem to have few good photo editors who are skilled enough to remove the watermark on those images too before sending them for print. See the print version of Page 10 published on 25th Jan 2010 by Bangalore Mirror – all those animals/birds were published on this article. You cannot find the water mark of ‘mohanbn.com’ on any of those photos in print edition. I fail to understand why the media acts so harsh to provide not the due credit! Dear media friends, be good to all and don’t be self centered. Learn to honor the copyright holder.
Another good thing happened yesterday, related to Bus Day again :). I had posted an entry to the bus day contest conducted by AskLaila.com and we won special goodies! They have been kind enough to send 10 world cinema DVD’s along with 10 PotLuck discount vouchers for all those colleagues of mine who were featured in that photo. Thank you AskLaila. With that motivation, I am in the process of running a contest for my blog readers soon. Stay tuned…