While doing my “Why I like The Hindu ” post, I had made an assumption that Bombay is in love with TOI. But, That does seem to be entirely true. Recently, I came across quite a huge number of blogs blasting TOI for this front-page (link to a image posted by Uma) story it carried after the recent Cloudburst in Bombay. Her original post and the numerous comments that followed can be found here. She also has links to other posts on the same topic.
Actually, I wonder why TOI has changed(many people on those blogs thought TOI has changed for the worse,of late). For ex, this collection of articles that P.Sainath wrote for TOI is a stunning portrayal of the reality in our villages and how it continues to be neglected in India. Hats off to TOI for carrying such articles. And sure, TOI still carries such articles.. but it is totally in contradiction with the image it projects with this article covering the cloudburst. Confusing times, I guess, for the Editorial Board.