Saturday, June 27, 2009

“FIRE” magazine published by Kerala Kaumudi – Let us condemn it

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I know for some time now about a lot of periodicals that are widely circulated in Kerala like Fire, Crime, Crime File that are perfect examples of yellow journalism. I always thought that it was published by some third rated publisher who is out there to make some quick bucks. But recently to my utter shock I found that “Fire” magazine is being published by Kerala Kaumudi, a newspaper in Kerala with very good circulation and reputation.
I am sure Kerala Kaumudi with its newspaper and other periodicals other than “Fire” is making a good profit. So why does a publisher like Kerala Kaumudi has to stoop to such low level. Only one answer comes to my mind – the greed of the owners and share holders for more profit by selling pornographic material that has a great market and in the process misguiding people, especially the teenagers.
The “Fire” magazine has a separate website and you need to subscribe to read it. Here is the front cover of the magazine. See what the front cover has to say about the magazine – “A Magazine for exposing atrocities against Women, Children and also Men”! In short a magazine to expose the atrocities against mankind. If you know to read Malayalam see what are the atrocities against mankind they discuss in this magazine. No wonder the atrocities against women are on a rise in Kerala. The people who read these kinds of periodicals regularly will start seeing women as a “sex object” and start indulging in “atrocities against women” and thus motive of the magazine could be met.
Magazines like “Fire” are sold in local book shops, railway stations and bus stands. Why don’t we react against such publications that corrupt the society and at the same time bring more and more profit to the already rich publishers? I believe to allow publishing a pornographic magazine like “Fire” is a serious issue that needs to be condemned. It is time for the government to act and ban such magazines for the good of the society.
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39 Comments:

Blogger Praveen said...

god! Never thot an established newspaper like kerala kaumudi is behind this ...

June 27, 2009 7:06 PM  
Blogger scorpiogenius said...

Its business afterall.. :)
Sad to see KK stooping down to this level, and its even more frustrating to see them quoting Fire as the source while reporting ' indecent' news.

June 27, 2009 11:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And who told you that KK is reaping profits? The fact is, they are publishing Fire (this magazine) and the Flash (the tabloid) only to cover their losses. KK is in big financial trouble now, and this, unfortunately, is their last resort. Please do proper research before blogging. Else add phrases like, "I think" or "In my humble opinion" ... you were speaking as if you are the MD/Chief Editor of KK Publications.

June 28, 2009 4:36 AM  
Blogger അങ്കിള്‍ said...

t.c.RAJESH, malayalam blogger was working for KK till recently. He would be able to tell us about the financial stability of KK.

June 28, 2009 11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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June 28, 2009 3:46 PM  
Blogger ടി.സി.രാജേഷ്‌ said...

അങ്കിളെ ഞാന്‍ തന്നെ അതു പറയണോ?
നിര്‍ബന്ധമാണെങ്കില്‍ ഒരു കാര്യം മാത്രം പറയാം. കഴിഞ്ഞ ഫെബ്രുവരിയില്‍ ഞാന്‍ അവിടെ നിന്നു പിരിയുമ്പോള്‍ പി.എഫ്‌ ക്ലോസ്‌ ചെയ്യാനായി പോയിരുന്നു. പക്ഷേ, നാലഞ്ചുമാസമായി പണം ശമ്പളത്തില്‍ നിന്നു പിടിക്കുന്നതല്ലാതെ പി.എഫില്‍ അടച്ചിട്ടില്ലെന്നാണ്‌ ്‌അറിയാന്‍ കഴിഞ്ഞത്‌. പ്രസ്‌തുത തുക സമീപ നാളിലാണത്രെ കമ്പനി പി.എഫില്‍ അടച്ചത്‌.
അതെന്തുമാകട്ടെ, കൗമുദി ചാനല്‍ തുടങ്ങുമെന്ന്‌ അനൗണ്‍സ്‌ ചെയ്‌തിട്ട്‌ ഒരു വര്‍ഷത്തോളമാകുന്നു. നടപടി എന്തായി എന്നറിയില്ല!

June 29, 2009 6:32 AM  
Blogger Brijesh Nair said...

TC Rajesh..
Thanks for the info. I never knew that KK is in loss. But still cannot digest the fact that they need to go to this level (of publishing a magazine like Fire) to survive.

June 29, 2009 6:36 AM  
Blogger santhosh said...

Calling the goat as dog and then killing it in the pretext of a maddog _ Mr.Brijesh Nair's posting is the best example for this.The KERALAKAUMUDI DAILY,KERALAKAUMUDI FLASH and KERALAKAUMUDI WEEKLY are the periodical publications from keralakaumudi.Ownership of publications available in registrar of newspapers.The early financial statement of KERALAKAUMUDI is available in the COMPANY AFFAIRS DEPT,which can be verified by anyone.In such situation , publishing such a wrong information and making it a factor of discussion is quite suspicious.

June 29, 2009 10:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI:: Nair sex, porno and tabloids is what sells, these industries are the ones who decide where and what technology/lifestyle will/shall be adopted in the future. Not only true in the US but in India too.
If a respected publication is doing it for the money which the tabloids make.
Its not too surprising that large publications do publish them.
Sony didnt support porn industry for BetaMax in the 70s they lost; when the Bluray format was coming out, they showered there "love" with the latest and greatest techs to porn industry and guess what happened now.

Nair, money is the name of the game.
Prem

June 29, 2009 1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

on the basis of mere guess ,such an irrational comment against a well- known and reputed newspaper is highly unjustifiable.The blogger must apologize

June 29, 2009 3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Documents of ownership of newspapers and other periodicals are available in registrar of newspapers and corresponding district magistrates. It is a RULE that every publication should publish the details of ownership once in every year.Yearly financial statement is available from company affairs dept and RNI.Intentionally forgetting these, the blogger is trying to spread falsenews. This is a very planned harassment against a well established newspaper .KERALAKAUMUDI is the voice of downtrodden communities in INDIA.This is the evidence of intolerance of the uppercaste. Blogger must APOLOGIZE for the baseless comments.

June 29, 2009 3:52 PM  
Blogger Brijesh Nair said...

Anon @ 7.14 AM; @ Santhosh; Anon @ 7.52 AM


“Calling the goat as dog and then killing it in the pretext of a maddog”

Do you mean to tell that Kerala Kaumudi doesn’t publish the magazine Fire?

“on the basis of mere guess ,such an irrational comment against a well- known and reputed newspaper is highly unjustifiable. The blogger must apologize”

Tell me what that irrational comment is?

The Fire is published by Kerala Kaumudi – is it irrational?

Fire is a porn magazine – is it irrational?

Kerala Kaumudi make money out of selling Fire – is it irrational?

Tell me if any of the above three statements are false? As long as these are correct I don’t see any reason to apologize.

June 29, 2009 8:36 PM  
Anonymous sanya said...

Keralakaumudi daily,Keralakaumudi flash,Keralakaumudi weekly are the only periodical publications of keralakaumudi.Fire is not a publication of keralakaumudi.Such an irrational statement shold be apologized.Otherwise the documentary evidence sholud be produced.It is very evident that it is a well planned attack against a reputed newspaper.In India,it is a punishable offence.

June 30, 2009 2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ബ്രിജേഷ്‌
മുകളിലെ കമന്റ്‌ ശരിയാണ്‌. ഫയര്‍ കേരളകൗമുദിയുടേതല്ല, കലാകൗമുദിയുടേതാണ്‌. ഒരു കാലത്ത്‌ സാംസ്‌കാരിക കേരളത്തിന്റെ മുഖപത്രമായിരുന്ന കലാകൗമുദിയുടെ! പിന്നെ, കേരളകൗമുദി എഡിറ്റര്‍ ഇന്‍ ചീഫായ എം.എസ്‌. മണിയുടെ മകന്‍ സുകുമാരനാണ്‌ കലാകൗമുദിയുടെ എഡിറ്റര്‍ ഇന്‍ ചീഫ്‌. രണ്ടും പാരമ്പര്യം പരിശോധിച്ചാല്‍ സി.വി.കുഞ്ഞുരാമന്റെയും പത്രാധിപര്‍ സുകുമാരന്റെയും താവഴി തന്നെ. ഇനി മുഖം രക്ഷിക്കാന്‍ കുഞ്ഞിരാമനേയും സുകുമാരനേയും ഒന്നും ഞങ്ങള്‍ക്കറിയില്ലെന്നെങ്ങാന്‍ ഇവര്‍ പറഞ്ഞുകളയുമോ എന്നേ ഭയമുള്ളു.

June 30, 2009 3:53 PM  
Anonymous ganesh said...

the question her is bigger.
1)do we live in a police state to dictate what ppl read?
2)"published by some third rated publisher" why this discrimination? so does the author mean that who publishes makes a difference? the last person who thought that difference in origin r imp was hitler and we al kno wher that took the world
3)it wil be desirable if the author ceases to be the moral policeman 2 what the world reads.
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moving on, when the entire cornicopia of the internet is avaliable 4 pornography does the author really thin that any prson student or otherwise really need "fire" for his/her pleasure?
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i m happy 2 see that ther r stil such strong stalwarts for this crusade as u sir..though the last time i checked the crusaded were a misguided attrocity..if u have excess time on you hands and if u really have 2 blog, pls pls next time don go in 4 cheap thrills like this..post something substantial.

June 30, 2009 6:34 PM  
Anonymous ganesh said...

the question here is bigger.
1)do we live in a police state to dictate what ppl read?
2)"published by some third rated publisher" why this discrimination? so does the author mean that who publishes makes a difference? the last person who thought that difference in origin was imp was hitler and we all know where that took the world
3)it wil be desirable if the author ceases to be the moral policeman to what the world reads.
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moving on, when the entire cornicopia of the internet is avaliable for pornography does the author really think that any person - student or otherwise really needs "fire" for his/her pleasure?
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i m happy to see that ther are stil such strong stalwarts for this crusade as u sir..though the last time i checked the crusaded were a misguided attrocity..if u have excess time on your hands and if u really have to blog, pls pls next time dont go in for cheap thrills like this..post something substantial..
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and also, kerala kaumudi doesnt publish "fire"

this article can be compared to the essay of a student, who when asked to write an essay on a cow,
started the first line by saying "the cow can be tied to a tree" and went on top describe the tree...

wher is ur point sir? kerala kaumudi doesnt publish the magazine..so this makes your post irrelevant and redundant..what more do u require 2 delete this post?

the author is the only one who sees the transformation from a goat to a dog here..and the only place it happened it was in the original article..
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i suppose this is enough time of mine i'll spend of this article of urs..i'll go do something a bit more productive now than read ur blog...hmmm may be i'll go cut my nails.

June 30, 2009 6:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Going through some of the above post,I think its a planned effort to defame Kerala Kaumudi.Its not at all a good .As a regular reader ,I feel that the daily stand for good cause.For example the abhaya case

June 30, 2009 6:57 PM  
Anonymous K.C.Ajith said...

കൊള്ളാം, സ്ഥിരമായി ഫയര്‍ വായിക്കുന്ന ചിലര്‍ ചേര്‍ന്ന്‌ ബ്രിജേ,ിന്റെ വാദഗതികളെ തകര്‍ക്കാന്‍ ആസൂത്രിതമായി ശ്രമിക്കുകയാണ്‌. ഇവരെല്ലാം കേരളകൗമുദി ജീവനക്കാരാണോ എന്നു സംശയമുണ്ട്‌. കാരണം. കേരളകൗമുദിയും കലാകൗമുദിയും രണ്ടാണെന്ന്‌ ഞാനിപ്പോഴാണ്‌ ്‌റിയുന്നത്‌. കേരളകൗമുദിയുടേയും കലാകൗമുദിയുടേയും വായനക്കാര്‍ക്കും ഇക്കാര്യം അറിയാമെന്നു തോന്നുന്നില്ല. കേരളകൗമുദി പത്രത്തില്‍ മാത്രമാണ്‌ സ്ഥിരമായി കലാകൗമുദിയുടെ പരസ്യം വരുന്നത്‌. കേരളകൗമുദിയിലെ അറിയപ്പെടുന്ന റിപ്പോര്‍ട്ടറായ വി.എസ്‌.രാജേഷ്‌ ഉള്‍പ്പെടെ പലരും സ്ഥിരമായി കലാകൗമുദിയില്‍ എഴുതുന്നുണ്ട്‌. ഇവരൊന്നും മറ്റൊരു മാസികയിലും എഴുതിക്കാണുന്നില്ല. മാത്രമല്ല, കുറച്ചുനാള്‍ മുന്‍പു വരെ കേരള കൗമുദിയുടേയും കലാകൗമുദിയുടേയും എഡിറ്റര്‍ ഇന്‍ ചീഫ്‌ എം.എസ്‌. മണിയായിരുന്നു.
ഫയര്‍ എന്ന മാഗസിന്‌ കേരളകൗമുദിയുമായോ കലാകൗമുദിയുമായോ ഒരു ബന്ധവുമില്ലെന്ന്‌ പരസ്യമായി പ്രഖ്യാപിക്കാന്‍ കേരളകൗമുദി തയ്യാറുണ്ടോ? ഇതില്‍ അനോണിമസായി കമന്റിട്ടവരില്‍ കേരളകൗമുദിയെ ശക്തമായി ന്യായീകരിച്ചവരെല്ലാം അവിടത്തെ ജീവനക്കാരും ഫയര്‍ സൗജന്യമായി വായിക്കുന്നവരുമാണെന്നാണ്‌ എന്റെ വിശ്വാസം. അല്ലെങ്കില്‍ കേരളകൗമുദി പത്രം, ഫ്‌ളാഷ്‌, കേരളകൗമുദി ആഴ്‌ചപ്പതിപ്പ്‌ എന്നിവ മാത്രമാണ്‌ കേരളകൗമുദിയുടെ പ്രസിദ്ധീകരണമെന്ന്‌ ഉറപ്പിച്ചുപറയില്ലെന്നു മനസ്സിലാക്കാന്‍ പ്‌ത്രപ്രവര്‍ത്തകരുടെ ബുദ്ധിയൊന്നും ആവശ്യമില്ല. ബ്രിജേഷിന്റെ പോസ്‌റ്റിനും തുടര്‍ന്നുള്ള പ്രവര്‍ത്തനത്തിനും എല്ലാവിധി പിന്തുണയും ഞാന്‍ വാഗ്‌ദാനം ചെയ്യുന്നു.

July 01, 2009 4:03 AM  
Blogger Brijesh Nair said...

For those who claim that Kerala Kaumudi and Kala Kaumudi are not from the same publishers...

Read the comment from Anon @ June 30, 2009 7:53 AM

Editor in Chief of Kerala Kaumudi - M S Mani

Editor in Chief of Kala Kaumudi - MS Mani's son, Sukumaran

This explains all. All within the family.

July 01, 2009 4:05 AM  
Anonymous Sanjay said...

Brijesh, I like your blog where you open your mind on some topics and often, I can find some useful information here that comes handy for my lonely brainstorming sessions with myself. OK, I beg to differ with you on this topic; I guess everybody needs porn, dont you also need that? Or are you the puritan priest who crusades against porn in public and browses for porn at night? I am reminded of the republican party leaders who preach about the sanctity of marriage and praises the bible in the day and is in bed with his other woman at night (Mark Sanford) or taps on bathroom doors for some homosexual endeavours(Larry craig). There is a flip side to hypocrisy, in case you didnt know. There is a higher chance that you end up doing the same thing that you have been critical about. I am not saying that you cannot criticize. But, there is a higher chance that you yourself may get into porn (or maybe you already are) and may revel at reading Fire magazine, at the end. And I do not think that in a land where Kamasutra was written, we need to rally against the publishers of a softcore magazine like Fire. And again, sorry for pointing out that you are very partial in your criticism. Malayala manorama newspaper is a softcore version of Fire and nobody is railing against it. You can see entire pages of it dedicated towards news on rape, incest, etc. My point is that the male brain is wired for sex. Every man needs sex; Sex is money; and men are ready to pay for it. And that is why Kerala kaumudi newspaper doesnt sell as well as Fire magazine :) So, if you dont want sex (in paper or otherwise), please get down at the next stop!
Sorry for being rude! :)

July 01, 2009 12:09 PM  
Anonymous Sanjay said...

Just now, I found something interesting; if you google "fire kerala kaumudi" or "kerala kaumudi fire", this item comes in as the second link.

July 01, 2009 12:14 PM  
Blogger അങ്കിള്‍ said...

എന്റെ ചെറുപ്പകാലം ഓര്‍മ്മിച്ചു പോകുന്നു. കേരളകൌമുദിയുടെ കെ.സുകുമാരന്‍ സാര്‍ ജീവിച്ചിരുന്ന കാലം. എന്നും രാവിലെ ചായയോടൊപ്പം കേരളകൌമുദി പത്രം കൂടി കിട്ടിയില്ലെങ്കില്‍ എതാണ്ട് ഭ്രാന്തിളകുമ്പോലെയാണ്. എത്രയോ കാലം അതു തുടര്‍ന്നു. തിരുവനന്തപുരംകാരില്‍ ഭൂരിഭാഗം പേരും എന്നെപോലെയായിരുന്നു അന്നു.

ഇന്നു അത്തരം പരമ്പര്യമുണ്ടായിരുന്ന കേരളകൌമുദി കുടുമ്പം, നിലനില്‍ക്കാനായി ഒരു വേശ്യാലയം കൂടി നടത്തുന്നുണ്ടെന്നറിഞ്ഞപ്പോള്‍ സത്യത്തില്‍ മനസ്സു നോവുന്നു. മുഞ്ജമ്മത്തില്‍ ശത്രുക്കളാണ് ഈ ജന്മം മക്കളായി പിറക്കുന്നത് എന്നൊരു ചൊല്ലുണ്ട്. എത്ര സത്യം!!!

July 01, 2009 12:21 PM  
Blogger അങ്കിള്‍ said...

സഞ്ജയനോട് യോജിക്കുന്നു. എന്നാല്‍ സെക്സിനോടുള്ള വിരോധം കൊണ്ടല്ല ബ്രിജേഷ് ഈ പോസ്റ്റിട്ടിരിക്കുന്നതെന്നാണ് എനിക്ക് തോന്നുന്നത്.

ഫയര്‍ മാഗസിനില്‍ പോര്‍ണോ ഉണ്ടെന്നു സമ്മതിക്കുന്നുണ്ടല്ലോ. അത് പ്രസിദ്ധീകരിക്കേണ്ടത് കേരള കൌമുദി സുകുമാരന്‍ സാറിന്റെ മക്കളാകണമോ എന്നതാണ് പ്രശ്നം. ആന മെലിഞ്ഞാലും തോഴുത്തില്‍ കെട്ടാമോ സഹോദരാ.

എത്രയോ പോര്‍ണ്‍ മാഗസിനുകളെ ദിവസേന കാണുന്നുണ്ട്. അതിനെപറ്റി ഒന്നും പറഞ്ഞില്ലല്ലോ. എന്തേ ‘ഫയര്‍’ നെ പറ്റി മാത്രം പറയുന്നു.

എനിക്ക് കേരള കൌമുദിയെ വെറുക്കാന്‍ കഴിയില്ല. ഒരു കാലത്ത് അത്രത്തോളം സ്നേഹിച്ചിരുന്ന ഒരു പത്രമായിരുന്നു, കെ.സുകുമാരന്‍ സാറിന്റെ കേരളകൌമുദിയും, കെ.ബാലകൃഷ്ണന്റെ ‘കൌമുദി’യും. തിരുവനന്തപുരത്തു കാരനായതു കൊണ്ടായിരിക്കാം.

July 01, 2009 12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ദയവായി ഫയറിനെ കാമസൂത്രയാക്കരുതേ.....
സെക്‌സ്‌ എല്ലാവര്‍ക്കും ആവശ്യമാണ്‌. പക്ഷെ, അതു വഴിതെറ്റുന്ന വിധത്തിലാകുമ്പോള്‍ പ്രശ്‌നമാണ്‌. അമ്മായിയമ്മയും മരുമകനും തമ്മിലുള്ള ലൈംഗിക ബന്ധവും പതിനഞ്ചു വയസ്സില്‍ താഴെയുള്ള ആണ്‍കുട്ടികളും പെണ്‍കുട്ടികളും ലൈംഗിക ബന്ധം ആസ്വദിക്കുന്നതുമെല്ലാം ഫയറില്‍ കഥകളായി വരാറുണ്ട്‌. (ലൈംഗീകതാല്‍പര്യത്താല്‍ ഫയര്‍ വാങ്ങിയിരുന്ന ഞാന്‍ ഇതുള്‍ക്കൊള്ളാനാകാതെ അപ്പരിപാടി നിര്‍ത്തി. എത്ര വലിയ ട്രിപ്പിള്‍ എക്‌സ്‌ സി.ഡി.കളിലും ഇല്ലാത്തത്ര വൃത്തികേടുകളാണ്‌ ഇത്തരം കാര്യങ്ങളിലൂടെ ഫയര്‍ പ്രചരിപ്പിക്കുന്നത്‌. ആമ്പലപ്പുഴയില്‍ മൂന്നു പെണ്‍കുട്ടികള്‍ ആത്മഹത്യ ചെയ്‌തത്‌ സഹപാഠികളുടെ പീഢനം കൊണ്ടാണെന്നു പറഞ്ഞ്‌ അതിനെതിരെ ശക്തമായി എഴുതുകയും മൊബൈല്‍ഡ്രാക്കുളയുടെ വീരപരാക്രമങ്ങളില്‍പെട്ട്‌ കഷ്ടത്തിലായ പെണ്‍കുട്ടികളെപ്പറ്റി പൈങ്കിളിഭാഷയിലാണെങ്കിലും പരമ്പരയെഴുതുകയും ചെയ്‌ത പത്രത്തിന്റെ സഹോദരസ്ഥാപനം അമ്മയേയും പെങ്ങളേയും തിരിച്ചറിയനാകാത്ത തലമുറയെ സൃഷ്ടിക്കുംവിധം ലൈംഗികത കൈകാര്യം ചെയ്യുന്നത്‌ ഒരുതരത്തിലും ന്യായീകരിക്കാനാകില്ല.

July 01, 2009 3:02 PM  
Blogger keralafarmer said...

കേരളകൌമുദി -> കലാകൌമുദി -> കൂടെ കുറെയധികം പ്രസിദ്ധീകരണങ്ങള്‍

July 01, 2009 4:19 PM  
Anonymous ganesh said...

in a business concern the fact that in al belongs in the hand of ppl related 2 each other doesnt make their management same.
case 2 the poin bein ambani brothers...

and seriously, havent v given enough publicity 2 his blog? can we stop commenting?

if "fire" thrives on controversies, i would say this blog is not doin anyhin much different..
so lets take the authors advice, and let us start from this post..
pls stop this unnecessary publicity..

July 01, 2009 6:18 PM  
Anonymous ganesh said...

since i have been o totally jobless i have been goin over the rest of ur posts sir..

2 of them have 6 comments..(one is condolonce messages all)

the one in which u nostalgised has a total of 24 comments

7 posts have less than 2 comments..

while ur this post has 26 comments..
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is it ok if i call this cheap gimmick 4 what it is sir?

July 01, 2009 6:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the way i look at,the blogger Brijesh has more intentions than mere 'social welfare' here.

1 ) As everyone can see the issue here is not the magazine "Fire" rather the publisher of the magazine is the target, small time publications can print tabloids but other news houses can't !



2 ) Why target Kerala Kaumudi? or is it cos of the clientele the newspaper caters to,that is the major issue here with Mr. Brijesh? Is there a social segregation in his mindset?


3 ) Coming to the website,i guess people who were not let in due to the inability to subscribe might hold a grudge ! ( stick to the magazine dude )


4 ) As for the footpaths and bus stands,i'm glad to know people are still in the habit of buying books and periodicals from there,i guess Mr. Brijesh forgot to notice The Hindu or the Mathurbhoomi lyin next to the 'Fire' magazine ,can't blame him difficult to take eyes of the well designed front page :-P



5 ) Mr. Brijesh ,you are obviously from Kerala ? the "Nair"' suffix proves so, let me put a few facts before you :

a) we 'mallus' are a tech savvy people, therefore pornography has long grown from being a small magazine we buy shame facedly at the book stand in a bus stand !

b) we have a circulation of visual(video) pornography through all age groups from 12 to 60,therefore a need for a book is rarely felt !


c) we mallus are acknowledged the world over as a 'news hungry' 'gossip hungry' and 'scandal hungry' people !


Therefore Mr. Brijesh,the 'Fire' is read by the people of this state not for the pornography,but for 'the News' be it gossip/scandal.



And Mr. Brijesh,don't feel offended,it's just a magazine,and i assure you that your frequent browsing of the same magazine is not going to be harmful to all our sisters in the state of Kerala,will it?


So trust the other readers of 'Fire' to be normal completely sane people as you !


And one more very glaring mistake you made was the crime rate against woman,my friend it is decreasing ,and since it started decreasing technically from the late 90's shall we say the publication of fire is the reason for the same?????



Lastly, if one sees the doctored news on some Malayalam news channels like Amrita,Manorama etc. and has no issues against it,one should have no issues against somethin,that everyone knows is just a tabloid !


I remember a very famous journalist who once said, that 'Malayala Manorama' is the newspaper he took to the toilet with him,cos once his work there is done,so will be the Manorama paper"


Dude,so far the magazine has harmed none !

So,you have no proof !


You are frustrated @ Kerala Kaumudi for god knows what reason,and it definitely is not cos of "fire', which i recommed you read,cos the articles are so well written,they actually make the malayalam language fun to read !


start enjoying it man ! long live 'fire'

July 01, 2009 8:00 PM  
Anonymous keralafarmer said...

Keralakaumudi gives a page link to Kalakaumudi at the bottom and Fire mag is there in which many writers of Keralakaumudi publishing articles in Fire. These writers can't write in any other dailies. If so a writer can write on so many Malayalam Dailies to get a good income which we can't see. What does it mean?

July 02, 2009 2:07 AM  
Blogger Brijesh Nair said...

Uncle has summed up beautifully my intentions of the post. I wrote that for the love of the newspaper. Like uncle I also read it every day for the last twenty years and I have some respect for Kerala Kaumudi. It was such a shock to me that KK is publishing a magazine like "Fire".

Let me make my point a little more clear. I will try to explain with an example. In lot of temples people who learn dance and music do "Arangettam". You can go to a temple and perform arangettam. So now one fine day one Cabaret dance artist wants to do arangettam and if the temple agrees for the request all those who love the temple will be upset. They are upset not with the cabaret dance or dancer but using the premises of temple for such things. My logic of writing this post is same as the example above. A reputed newspaper that has years of history should not go this level.

July 02, 2009 2:20 AM  
Blogger Mani said...

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July 03, 2009 3:15 AM  
Blogger Mani said...

The focal point of the article is little hazy. I think the author seem to talk about two different points that are not necessarily connected: First is a rebuttal over a socially-reputed entity like Kerala Kaumudi publishing soft-porn magazines like Fire; Second is to seek a ban on magazines like this for the goodness of the society.

Let us talk about the first point: Late actor Sivaji Ganesan has a popular theater named 'Shanthi' in Chennai. They had been screening porn flicks very successfully until very recently. Sun TV, one of the most popular channels in India, has a program called 'Midnight Masala' - an unique (!) collection of 'rain' songs! Some of the songs in the late-night program could easily be rated XX. TN's chief minister had a big stake in the channel. The most reputed "Reliance" is into online gambling business - gambling is as evil as porn in a moral context we are discussing within. We can quote plenty of examples like these. People are into widely varied businesses these days. Some of them happen to be morally-abiding while some of them are not. You can't moral police the moral validity of the business models in a globalized and capitalistic world that we are living in today! If you want to do that, you have to talibanize the country first!

Coming to the second point: The reach and the range of the media in today's information age is mind-boggling! We have a wide-array of media starting from wall-posters, bill-boards, newspapers, magazines, radio, television and internet. Pornography is omnipresent in the entire gamut. It'd be painfully futile if you start hand-picking. We have to address this from grass-root level. It is high time we start addressing two things as soon as possible. Those are sensible, responsible and consistent censorship of media and sex education. Both are becoming extremely critical day by day in today's time. You have to teach the social, physical, mental, emotional, psychological and safety aspects of sex to every young citizen, to avoid losing their life by staring at steamy billboards while riding a two-wheeler, or to save the tender-minds from crumbling within by a guilty-consciousness, arising from reading this 'fire' or from peeping into the other 'fire' by Deepa Mehta.

July 03, 2009 3:19 AM  
Blogger sankaranarayana pillai said...

Kerala kaumudi had a great tradition. Is liked by seriously thinking people. They should not have brought out such a filthy magazine as FIRE from the kaumudi family. Please discontinue its publication; that is our request to the family of CV Kunhiraman and K Sukumaran.

K Sankaranarayana Pillai
Thiruvanthapuram

July 12, 2009 5:28 PM  
Blogger arun said...

I empathize with you on your concern that the people who read this kind of magazines will see woman as sex objects and indulges in atrocities.

As far as porn magazines are concerned FIRE,Muthu,muthuchippi ,crime & co are nothing new in the market.I believe these magazines are here in the market for more than 10 years.So the only thing new in this is your new knowledge regarding which may have shocked you.

Now take this.Atleast these magazines usually make fictional stories,add masalas to may-be-real scandals and makes money.But what about the spread of porn through Internet.if you are really concerned about the social impact of porn-making-woman-as-sex object,then the spread of mallu sex
videos in the internet is the one which should surely concern you.These are not blue films and fictional stories but real porn,nudity taken with hidden camera, so called home porn etc which can be searched and found out by anyone through google & other search engines.with increasing broad band penetration the impact on the culture will be huge?.Would you recommend restricting google, the chinese way?

March 22, 2010 6:15 PM  
Blogger Brijesh Nair said...

I empathize with you on your concern that the people who read this kind of magazines will see woman as sex objects and indulges in atrocities.

As far as porn magazines are concerned FIRE,Muthu,muthuchippi ,crime & co are nothing new in the market.I believe these magazines are here in the market for more than 10 years.So the only thing new in this is your new knowledge regarding which may have shocked you.

Now take this.Atleast these magazines usually make fictional stories,add masalas to may-be-real scandals and makes money.But what about the spread of porn through Internet.if you are really concerned about the social impact of porn-making-woman-as-sex object,then the spread of mallu sex
videos in the internet is the one which should surely concern you.These are not blue films and fictional stories but real porn,nudity taken with hidden camera, so called home porn etc which can be searched and found out by anyone through google & other search engines.with increasing broad band penetration the impact on the culture will be huge?.Would you recommend restricting google, the chinese way?

Arun,
Yes you are correct...soft pron magazines are there for a long time. The issue I raise here is that a reputed newspaper publishing company being part of it. Since you talked about Google, isn't bad if Google start something exclusively for porn?

March 23, 2010 4:43 AM  
Blogger sankaranarayana pillai said...

Kerala Kaumudi should not have done this. The government must think of controlling such petiodicals and porno sites in the net. We censure films; but what can we do with nasty sites. This not freedom of expression. this is a crime.
K.Sankaranarayana Pillai
Trivandum
ksnpillai@gmail.com

March 24, 2010 5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guys thought we live in a free country. If you are so scandalised by it, choose not to read it. Hope you guys are all grown up to know what is good for you. I am taking my copy of Fire and reading what I like. Dont get what the fuss is all about...

May 13, 2010 6:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kerala kaumudi is a shit all newspaper. Who reads in anyway. If you want to know about the type if people who currently control it, do read Malayalam Vaarika. Kalikaalam.

March 07, 2011 4:51 PM  
Blogger Aneesh Vijendran said...

Being a Kerala Kaumudi subscriber for the last 30 years, I think this is not quite right. If I remember Kerala Kaumudi (More precisely Kaumudi) had a magazine called Trial in the 80's which was far far far better than Fire. It was a magazine which did some sort of investigative journalism and exposed lots of issues (Which were hidden from normal citizens). But once a mob set on fire Trial's van and physically assaulted the staff, they stopped publishing Trial.

I totally agree with the blogger, Fire is nothing but cheap journalism, in-fact can't be even called journalism, it's more of the imaginations of perverted journalist(s). The sad part is, the circulation of Fire is too high, which is more alarming, because a lot of our co-citizens are perverts too!!

April 22, 2012 11:20 AM  

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