MEDIA WATCH BRIEF
The Mumbai Mirror film critic Rahul Desai whose rating for the film Tanu Weds Manu Returns was upgraded by the newspaper in response to what the paper claimed was research and viewer feedback, has now quit, he says on his Facebook page. He writes, "It's not always wise to adapt to changing systems and broken trust. Good run; time to move forward. [T]his verdict is not subject to alteration after research and viewer feedback."
The Times of India seems to have forgotten India has been a republic for over six decades. Its headline on May 28 was "Mysuru prepares for next king's coronation". The copy has words like "yuvaraja", "23-year-old king", and also "royal family". Its royalty fixation continued on some web editions with how he would be "anointed" as "the maharaja of Mysuru". The Hindu in its recent reports put coronation in inverted commas, and pointed out how it "has little significance as the institution of the maharajas have long been abolished".
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