Small wonders

IN Media Watch Briefs | 12/12/2008

The plotting and pleading bahus in heavy make-up and matching sarees are passe. The tube now belongs to the little ones and their histronics. Following the success of their famed bahu--little Avika Gaur in Balika Vadhu, Colors has come up with another child-centric programme, Uttaran, where an evocative performer Sparsh plays out the aspirations of an underprivileged child. 

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The Hindu  reports that  writer S Hareesh has withdrawn his novel Meesha which was being serialised in Mathrubhumi Weekly after threats from organisations of the Sangh Parivar. They also vandalised an exhibition organised by Mathrubhumi books in Kochi in protest. They found portions of a dialogue between two characters in the novel objectionable. The Mathrubhumi Weekly editor tweeted that literature was being mob lynched.                                

ET reports that the Congress party will  have a hyperlocal social media strategy for the forthcoming state elections. It says the Congress social media cell has "identified block level social media warriors" who will give feedback on community level issues to the party's social media  war room. Such as which local temples  with a particular caste following the Congress state unit chief should visit, or in which areas farm loan waiver schemes are going badly, giving the Congress an issue to raise.                    
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