Scoop-Wallah: Life on a Delhi Daily

Scoop-Wallah: Life on a Delhi Daily

Scoop Wallah Life on a Delhi Daily Challenged by a Kashmiri greengrocer in South Kensington journalist Justine Hardy went to work for The Indian Express in New Delhi This is an idiosyncratic funny and sad tale about writing as an ou

  • Title: Scoop-Wallah: Life on a Delhi Daily
  • Author: Justine Hardy
  • ISBN: 9780719561481
  • Page: 471
  • Format: Paperback
  • Challenged by a Kashmiri greengrocer in South Kensington, journalist Justine Hardy went to work for The Indian Express in New Delhi This is an idiosyncratic, funny, and sad tale about writing as an outsider on the inside of a country where the newspapers are still printed on hot metal machines and deadlines are missed because of cows at rush hour India s clash of past anChallenged by a Kashmiri greengrocer in South Kensington, journalist Justine Hardy went to work for The Indian Express in New Delhi This is an idiosyncratic, funny, and sad tale about writing as an outsider on the inside of a country where the newspapers are still printed on hot metal machines and deadlines are missed because of cows at rush hour India s clash of past and present continues to wrong foot Justine as she tries to get her story in order.

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    This book was not easy for me to read. A very annoying account of Justine Hardy’s time as a journalist in India , residing with erstwhile royalty, chauffeured around in her personal auto rickshaw, travelling to Assam, listening to the Dalai Lama, peeking into the development sector etc etc . Most characters in the book seem like caricatures and the constant reference to Kiplings' journey is again……annoying. Of course , Justine finds it hard to be happy anywhere, she doesn’t get to report [...]

    India has always fascinated me, so I approached this book with great anticipation. The author, with her contacts, had the entrée into mainly the upper-classes of Indian society, but made a point of mixing with a range of social groups in order to provide a balanced view. I enjoyed reading about the fascinating characters she met, the places she went to and the overwhelming variety of the country as a whole. Unfortunately, I found the writing style didn’t do justice to the content. There could [...]

    This book put me off reading for nearly a month. I was confused about it and in the end even infuriated with it! It started off with great promise- a young British journalist, who in her words loves India, takes off for New Delhi to write for a prominent Indian daily. Throughout the book, she often quotes, compares and is inspired by another British journalist in India- Rudyard Kipling, reminding me of 'Julie & Julia'! I thought this book was on the right track. But as I read through it, I w [...]

    There seems to be no end to the delightful memoirs of India by those, both Indian and non-Indian, who have lived there. This volume is the story of British journalist Justine Hardy's year spent living in Delhi, working as ad hoc reporter for the daily Indian Express. Hardy's language is elegant, precise, and has a rich, dry humor to it. Her characterizations are delicious. I loved the dispossessed, now landlord, prince, Yashwant; Sourish the editor, who doesn't want news, only feature stories wi [...]

    It was interesting to see another viewpoint on India. As a self confessed Indiaphile I am always keen to get my hands on something to read on Indiaps truly amazing characters, sights etc. This book was full of great promise and opportunity. Elements of the content took me straight back to India, I was back and could picture, smell and understand what was being described but I found it difficult to really warm too. I enjoyed the characters, and a lot of the content but I generally felt the book w [...]

    I don't think I fully appreciated this book. The story-telling was very dry; I couldn't keep the characters straight. I didn't really follow it. In the end, I still didn't understand why the author felt so enamored of India. Perhaps the inclusion of the stories she wrote for the paper would have helped.

    This was an alright read. Not riveting, but okay. It is interesting that Hardy seems to love India but struggles relating to most Indians. All of the personalities she names in the book she either mocks or ridicules, with varying degrees of affection. It seems people she really liked are shawody 'friends' that don't make it into the book. I'm not sure how I feel about that.

    An interesting account of what makes the news in India.Similar in some ways to Holy Cow:An Indian Adventure,by Sarah MacDonald

    Not extremely well written (according to my standards) but interesting to hear another person's experiences in India. Some parts I could laught at knowing exactly what was happening.

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