Pick of the Day: Amazon River


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Picture Courtesy: Thomas Van Den Berk

 

Best of the Bests


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Best of the Bests


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Pick of the Day: Inside a TV studio


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Picture Courtesy: Jason Ilagan/Flickr

 

Pick of the Day:Oprah Winfrey


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Picture Courtesy: Petr Kratochvil

Pick of the Day: Face


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Picture Courtesy: Peter Griffin

Pick of the Day: Plantation


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Picture Courtesy: George Hodan

Media Watch: Ecuador Earthquake


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Web Link: http://www.ecuadortimes.net/2016/04/17/skype-enable-free-calls-to-landline-and-mobile-phones-by-the-earthquake-in-ecuador/

Disclaimer:All pictures (sometimes website links) which not owned by Shanthanubh’s Desk that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Shanthanubh’s Desk. However,most of the pictures are royalty free/Public Domain.

Pick of the Day: A Bird’s Eye View


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Pick of the Day: Stop Cruelty against animals


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Picture Courtesy: Peter Griffin

Happy Bengali New Year


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Illustration Courtesy: Piotr Siedlick

Pick of the Day: Wisdom


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Illustration Courtesy: John Hain

Media Watch: The Panama Leaks


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Virgin Islands Platinum News, British Virgin Islands

Web Link: http://www.bviplatinum.com/news.php?articleId=1460141484

Media Watch: The Panama Papers


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The Panama News

Web Link: http://www.thepanamanews.com/

Disclaimer:All pictures (sometimes website links) which not owned by Shanthanubh that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Shanthanubh. However,most of the pictures are royalty free/Public Domain.

Pick of the Day: Baby


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Picture Courtesy: Pixabay

Pick of the Day:Flower Blossoming


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Picture Courtesy: Lynn Greyling

Media Watch: Flyover Collapsed


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Ganashakti, the mouthpiece of Communist Party of India ( Marxist)

Web Link: http://ganashakti.com/english/news/top_story/13464

Disclaimer:All pictures (sometimes website links) which not owned by Shanthanubh that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Shanthanubh. However,most of the pictures are royalty free/Public Domain.

Pick of the Day: Coffee Break


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Picture Courtesy: Kevin Phillips

Pick of the Day: Crime Everywhere


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Picture Courtesy: TPM

Pick of the Day: The President’s Bike


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picture Courtesy: Junior Libby 

Media Watch: Safety Check


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Media Watch: Brussels Attack


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The Brussels Times, Belgium

 

Web Link: http://www.brusselstimes.com/brussels/5288/brussels-attacks-grand-mufti-of-egypt-present-in-brussels-condemns-double-attack

 

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Flanders News, Belgium

Web Link:http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws.english/News/1.2609843

Disclaimer:All pictures (sometimes website links) which not owned by Shanthanubh that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Shanthanubh. However,most of the pictures are royalty free/Public Domain.

 

 

 

Pick of the Day: Old Memories


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Picture Courtesy: George Hodan

‘Narrow definition of nationalism’


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….By Pushing a narrow definition of nationalism BJP lawmakers are not only playing with fire but also doing a huge disservice to the idea of India. In a country as vast and diverse as ours, a single slogan ( Bharat Mata ki Jay- Long live Mother India) or dietary ( consuming beef) preference can’t be the marker of one’s patriotism…….. –The Times of India Editorial

 

Caught on Camera


bew.jpgA Sting operation carried out by a news web portal Narada News where the ruling political party of West Bengal TMC’s 11 prominent leaders and ministers ‘caught on camera’ accepting bribes sparks controversy about the ethical problems of any sting operation.

Here I reproduce my earlier blog about the deception and lie play major roles in any undercover operation.

As an Investigative Reporter,I admire the works of Henry Demarest Lloyd,Nellie Bly,Jacob A Riis,Benjamin Flower,Frank Norris,Ida Tarbell,Charles Edward Russel,Dravid Graham,Graham Phillips,Lorana Sullivan.Henry published a series of articles exposing corruption in business and politics in the Atlantic and North American Review.Nellie a Young reporter worked with The Pittsburgh Dispatch and later Joseph Pulitzer’s The New york world.Bly specialized in undercover reporting,her first hand tales of the lives of ordinary people was her speciality.Lorana Sullivan was a worthy successor to the pioneer American Investigative Journalist Ida Tarbell.As a reporter of the London Observer,uncovering the business background and financial dealings of Mahamed-al-Fayed after he acquired Harrods.In India,Indian Express was the pioneer of Investigative Journalism.in recent times, ‘Tehelka’ carried out important sting operations which exposes corruption in high places.Though,deception is a part of the investigative reporting,purists have some reservations about these methods.’We don’t have the authority of a crossing guard.No one elected us to do anything.yet each day we try to make decisions regarding hidden cameras…That is our job and our responsibility’.

Here, I want to quote veteran journalist Vir Sangvi:

There is the classic ethical problem that haunts all sting operations: can you hold somebody responsible for a crime that he would not have committed if you had’t encouraged him? The essence of all entrapment is that you promise a man a reward for breaking the law and then, apprehend him when he takes the bait.
Journalists were undecided about the ethics of such operations, I suggested. We all accept that some level of entrapment is a part of all law enforcement. For instance, the police always send a dummy customer to a brothel and then arrest the prostitutes only when money has changed hands. The prostitutes could claim, in their defense, that no crime had taken place or even, that it would’t ever have taken place but for the blandishments of the police. On the other hand, the police could retort that the brothel was open for business anyway and only by dispatching a dummy customer could they establish that sexual favours could be purchased……..

For More: https://shanthanubh.wordpress.com/?s=sting+operation

 

Pick of the Day: For You Ma


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My happiest childhood memories are of times in our backyard. My mother had an old clothesline that hung out in front. It seemed like it stretched a mile long and I loved sitting in the sun while she hung clothes- Tracy Lords Picture Courtesy: Petr Kratochvil

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Where there is a mother in the house, matters speed well-Amos Bronson Alcott Picture Courtesy: Petr Kratochvil

 

 

Pick of the Day: Egyptian Safary


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Picture Courtesy: Piotr Siedlecki

Pick of the Day: I love my Wine !


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Image Courtesy: Linnaea Mallette

Pick of the Day: Women’s Power


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Picture Courtesy: Kathrym Bennett

Pick of the Day: A Scotland Church


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Picture Courtesy: Rudiger Schafer

Freedom of Expression


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Pick of the Day: Stop Violence


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Picture Courtesy: Raki Halder

 

Pick of the Day: Hypocrat!


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Source: National Crime Records Bureau, 2014 Figure

Pick of the Day: The Vatican City


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The Vatican City Picture Courtesy: Kevin  Casper

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Neerja: Story of a Brave heart


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A new Hindi film based on  Neerja Bhanot , air hostess of Pan Am flight 73, which was hijacked in Karachi in September 1986 who died while trying to save the lives of 360 passengers.She was shot and killed by terrorists, is one of my favorites.

Pick of the Day: Village Landscape


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Picture Courtesy: George Hodan

Picture Perfect


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Picture Courtesy: Anna Langova

Pick of the Day: City Skyline


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Picture Courtesy: Kevin Phillips

Pick of the Day: New York Skyline


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Picture Courtesy: Alex Grichenko

Pick of the Day: Freedom of Speech


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Freedom of Speech: Basic Right for Every Citizen Picture Courtesy: Circe Denyer

Pick of the Day: Book Lover


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In Digital era we still believe that Print and Digital platform can co-exist and supplement each other. Picture Courtesy: George Hodan

Pick of the Day: Cowboy Girl


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Picture Courtesy: Anna Langova

Pick of the day: Lollipop


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Picture Courtesy: George  Hodan

Love and Peace


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Illustration Courtesy: Ha’anala 76

Pick of the Day: Canadian Style


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picture Courtesy: Piotr Siedlecki

Media Watch: Death of Siachen Avalanche Survivor


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Central Chronicle, Bhopal,India

Web Link: http://www.centralchronicle.com/hanumanthappa-passes-away-nation-mourns.html

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Daily Times, Lahore, Pakistan

Web Link: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/11-Feb-2016/pakistan-wants-quick-resolution-on-siachen

Disclaimer:All pictures (sometimes website links) which not owned by Shanthanubh that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Shanthanubh. However,most of the pictures are royalty free/Public Domain.

Pick of the Day:Mountain Helicopter Rescue


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Picture Courtesy: Irena Jackson

Pick of the Day: Returning to nest


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Media Watch: Syria & New Hampshire


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Cham Press, Syria

Web Link: http://www.champress.net/index.php?q=en/Article/view/9163

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Portsmouth Herald, New Hampshire

Web Link: http://www.seacoastonline.com/article/20160208/NEWS/160209258

Disclaimer:All pictures (sometimes website links) which not owned by Shanthanubh that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Shanthanubh. However,most of the pictures are royalty free/Public Domain.

 

 

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অনেক দিন ধরেই নিজের মাতৃভাষা বাংলাতে ব্লগ লেখার ইচ্ছে ছিল কিন্তু হয়ে ওঠে নি তাই আজ থেকে মাঝে মাঝে ব্লগ লেখার চেষ্টা করব বিভিন্ন বিষয় নিয়ে সঙ্গে থাকুন

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