Tuesday, October 06, 2009

About anchoring

Book Mark
More Salt Than Pepper
Karan Thapar
( http://www.harpercollins.co.in/)

Abominable anchor

When Karan Thapar appears on TV, is it natural or is he acting? A frequently-asked question, not so much a compliment as ‘a simple but sure kick in the pants,’ concedes Thapar in a ten-year-old essay included in More Salt Than Pepper. However, before answering the poser, he explores the two reasons behind the curiosity. “The first is to suggest that anchors are frau ds; the second implies that fraudulence is what anchoring is essentially about.”

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