Retrograde. Bamboozlement! More Bamboozlement!

This blog is faster than Time.

Or maybe the Time is slowing down.

To this blog, on 3rd Oct 2010, I posted photographs of Sharmila Tagore from 16th Aug 1966 issue of Filmfare that had her on the cover, famously in a bikini.

On 9/10/10, TOI, part owners of that magazine, came out with this:

For  Ist Anniversary of Times of India - Crest Edition.

Here's the cover of TOI crest anniversary edition.
Via: this blog


  1. spooky? maybe. but something tells me this isn't a coincidence. great find though!

  2. I think media groups have a human internet crawlers working for them.
    Someone should do a study on how blogs are affecting what newspaper folks think what the 'buzz' is and hence must publish.

  3. they most certainly do, because even writing about a famous person's twitter is now considered "news".

    that would be an interesting study. but as more people get their news online, i wonder what the value would be of pretty much reblogging what's already out there.

  4. First look at the paper I was sure that they have visited you blog...

  5. Much more than a mere coincidence, I would say. Quite the curse of our times, this regurgitation of information.

  6. I find it quite entertaining. This is the second time something like this has happened this year. Earlier it was HT.

    Actually I have been thinking, why didn't they go through the archives of the magazine and come up with a better copy of that image.

  7. That is just terrible and utterly deplorable. Is accountability dead? For whatever it is worth, perhaps you should take this up with the respective editors. If it were me, I would.

    In a way I am glad, though, that you find it entertaining. When I encounter this kind of thing, it upsets me immeasurably. And I don't think I can learn to tolerate it, either.

    And, indeed, why couldn't they get a better copy of the image, anyway? Unbelievable.

  8. I did read your Rafi post, so I have an idea of how upset you can get.


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