There's a lot of hulla gulla about the recent cover story of forbes magazine - "whats wrong with flipkart"
Flipkart CEO was quick to respond to the story by email to the editor asking the magazine to carry his email. Now if you know anything about journos, they don't tell a story how it is, they have to, have to, just have to add their own spice to it and thats what the editor did. He published Flipkart CEO's mail along with his reply as justification. You can read it here : Flipkart CEO responds to our cover story | Forbes India Blog
Since the article was getting wide publicity and the website was raking in moolah from increased traffic and pageviews, the editor of forbes decided to add some more fuel to fire at Forbes India Magazine - Letter From The Editor: Surviving the Perfect Storm
FlipKart has been a very respected startup for the kind of delight it strives to deliver to its customers and since it is the startup ecosystem, our good ol' pluggedin had to write a piece on it. Funnily plugged wrote on what is wrong with forbes at What’s wrong with Forbes (not Flipkart)?
All this hulla gulla leaves me thinking if journalism is frugal and sensational. The days of reporting a story as it is with facts and figures seems to have ended.
Do you read forbes? Have you purchased from flipkart? What do you think about this whole journalism blasphemy ? Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.