Retrograde. Bamboozlement! More Bamboozlement!

Jala Do Isey, Phoonk Dalo


Above: A Dussehra ad supposedly for TOI.  I don't know if it was published on not, if it was just something that some ad maker came up with and the paper never used.  But it somehow reached my Facebook wall.
Below: Ravan I shot at Ghaziabad. 2010.

I feel like collecting TOI issues from my neighbors, make a little Ravan out of them and set it on fire. Only the thought of global warming is keeping me from doing it. Why can't they just ask before using? And why can't they just use some photograph from their own collection? Are they like 12 year old school kids relying on Google to compete their summer holiday projects?

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  1. fyi,i once contacted ToI to get permission to use an image for a paper. after contacting several people and much wait, i was told they couldn't help with it. Routledge, the publisher, won't have any of it and the paper ended up without the said image. maybe ToI just doesn't get citing a work, from either side.

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