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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.
Spooky.

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

Comments

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

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  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.

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  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.

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

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

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  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.

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  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.

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

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