About

Sharath C George

This blog is not about apathy, but how we occasionally manage to rise above it. It is a chronicle of life in India from the perspective of one of the relatively privileged, living in one among many privatized bubbles.

The blog also has the advantage of sounding like ‘A Pathetic Indian’ to the less discerning reader, or to someone who is angry at the author’s freely shared opinions on multiple platforms.

The author is Sharath C George, who will be referred to in third person here for effect. He is a writer and photographer with an incredibly inconsistent track record, as evidenced by the date and time stamps on this blog’s archive. He has recently added podcaster to his social media bios, and we are hopeful that the presence of a co-host will keep him on a more reliable schedule.

Sharath’s business card says he is a digital market research director, but all employers past and present swear he does not speak for them in anything beyond an official engagement. 

The aforementioned podcast is linked to below:

The Viral Truth 

Truth is never viral, but it should be. This podcast is your primary care physician in a world riddled with fake news. Join us as we hunt for the truth in unlikely corners.

#6. Trial by camera The Viral Truth

In a country of 1.3 billion with a backed-up legal system, justice is patchy and slow. Unless there is media attention, which can often expedite trials and bring down powerful criminals. But has this really led to justice, or merely the appearance of it? Is there a difference? In today's episode, we talk about: What leads to media trials and by extension, social media trials? Legal and regulatory reasons that contribute to the phenomenon Prominent examples РThe 2019 Hyderabad encounter case, the recently thrown out Shashi Tharoor/Sunanda Pushkar case, and the biggest media circus in recent history, the Sushant Singh Rajput case Reading material: Rhea Chakraborty’s TV trial for TRPs shows why TRAI should stop fixing channel prices Media Trials in India: A Judicial View to Administration Sushant Singh Rajput death: NCB files criminal case against Rhea Chakraborty for alleged dealings in banned drugs Article 19(1) in The Constitution Of India 1949 Manu Sharma v. State (NCT of Delhi), (2010) 6 SCC 1 Dr. Rajesh Talwar And Another V. Central Bureau Of Investigation
  1. #6. Trial by camera
  2. #5. Godmen: cryptic mystics
  3. #4. Population explosion?
  4. #3. The Lab Leak Circus
  5. #2. Covaxin – Atma Nirbhar miracle or con job?