Bangalore is at the centre of India's National Imagination. But Karnataka is not. In fact a cultural, economical and political divide separates Bangalore from Karnataka.How can CNN-IBN get away with airing such bullshit? From where did it cook up this new term called "India's National Imagination"? Whatever it is, how can Karnataka itself be sidelined? Does CNN-IBN understand the emotions which arise in Kannadigas when the word Karnataka is uttered? Does CNN-IBN understand the glorious history of Karnataka? Does CNN-IBN understand that the history of India is nothing but the history of its linguistic peoples, and how the word India doesn't mean anything to a farmer in Kollegala or Belagavi?
The Bangalore of whose definition is alien to Karnataka? How much of Bangalore has CNN-IBN seen to claim that it's culturally, economically and politically separate from Karnataka? In any case, why is it good to have our cities completely alienate themselves economically, politically and culturally from the rest of the state they are in? Why is that within the so-called grand National Imagination?
Really speaking, there is no Indian National Imagination today, although there can be one. India is struggling to find an identity for itself amidst all the diversity. The only correct Indian National Imagination can be the sum total of Karnataka's National Imagination, Tamil Nadu's National Imagination, Gujarat's National Imagination, and the National Imagination of every other subscribing linguistic state. Without the linguistic states themselves, there is no India, no India's National Anything.
Doesn't media have to be responsible for what it says anymore? Or is it under the delusion that India is what it decides behind the screens? Is CNN-IBN listening and trying to correct logical flaws in its reporting?