For hours before the actual pronouncement of the verdict and for hours later, most news channels had nothing else to report. Anyone was invited by the anchors and asked questions about the fallout of the verdict. Many refused to comment without going through the judgment. Some hoped that the last word had been said on the dispute and now the contending parties would live in peace and harmony. Yet others used the opportunity to put forward their party's stand. But the worst were the anchors. Their knowledge of the issue was shallow but this was their opportunity to project themselves as know-alls, and this they did.

V.S. Pitchamani,

Chennai

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