Yesterday, I participated in a BBC radio program on Tenth anniversary of 9/11 and later attended a session on Granta’s latest issue “Granta 116: Ten Years Later” where events since 9/11 were discussed and how the world has changed in the past decade since 9/11 at Kuch Khaas.
The two really smart people Cyril Almeida and Declan Walsh read passages from the publication and a few not so smart people asked some really dumb questions (one guy actually addressed Mr. Walsh as ‘Decline’).
I am not as smart as the two aforementioned gentlemen and would not try to throw light on events around 9/11, but the world has changed indeed in ways we never thought it would. A decade ago, we used to queue to get autographs of sportsmen and rock stars. We now queue in front of the famous journalists to get our copies signed.
9/11 has turned journalists into the rock stars of the new millennium – at least in our part of the world.
|Declan Walsh signing copies of Granta 116|
|The rock star and the fans|
PS: To all my journo friends, apka number bhi ayega.
PPS: Extremely grateful to QZ for the photographs, I literally stalked her for them