The Indian food is spicy and the journalism is also spicy meaning the stories are loaded with masala said Union Minister for Information and broadcasting Smriti Irani. She was talking to the students of Journalism here at an institute. One of the students said that the food here was tasty but spicy and some of them could not take it properly.
The Minister who was interacting with the students agreed that the food was tasty as well as spicy like the news and journalism. It may be noted that Smrithi has issued an order from her ministry on the authenticity of the news items. She ordered that if the news items were found to be cooked up and have no truth, then the journalist’s accreditation card which is a sort of recognition would be removed.
She opined that even before the news is out, the websites and portals dish out different kinds of leads. Some are spicy in fact she added. After the intervention of PM the so-called GO against the journalists was immediately withdrawn by the Government. Now Smrithi has constituted a committee to regulate the websites and news portals so that they would have a set of guidelines and will not publish whatever they want.
Smrithi meant that the scribes were adding mirch masala to the news that they were publishing from time to time and that it needs to be regulated. She agreed that the food was spicy and added that the journalism was also spicy.