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Haven't we always talked about things with people we know and sometimes with people we don't know that well? Isn't that what being human is all about? Isn't that what has propelled civilisation forward - by allowing millions and billions of us to exchange thoughts, views, opinions, gossip and conversation? Isn't that what has been the next brilliant paradigm of evolution after the marvel of instinctual learning and behaviour?
Should what you talk with your friends be monitored? Should what you think about any person, idea, thought or feeling be something that you cannot talk about with someone you choose to? Should what you want to share with your parents, your friends, your children or for that matter anyone you care to have a conversation with, be censored? Or, should you be told to stop communicating?
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More about Jyoti KamalJyoti Kamal has now seen the constant swing of human enterprise and the shifting mosaic of human behavior as a journalist for over 11 years. From print media to electronic media its been a journey seeking answers to an ever increasing number of questions and the quest remains far from being anywhere near fulfilled. On this journey there have been countless incidents where journalism has snapped eyes open wide. From being part of the academic environment at MICA to the beginning of professional journalism with The Times of India, moving on to The Indian Express and then the launch of The Economic Times in Chandigarh and on to the diverse platforms of Network 18 and being a part of the IBN launch team, exposure to information mediation has been intense. Jyoti Kamal is Chief of Bureau at Chandigarh and reports from Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh for the Network. He lives in the wonderful city of Chandigarh with his wife Shiv and son Atharv.
"Hello?" the voice was vaguely familiar, muted, hesitant, unsure. It was from a young acquaintance. He sure didn't sound too bright. The reason, as explained haltingly in the next
Take a tour of the newspaper archives of the month of May every year and when it comes to National Capital Region (NCR) news, there is a clear pattern.