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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

The Kaavya Tale: Insecure and yet to grow up Gawker Media bares its racist skin

Kaavya VishwanathanPathetic blog network Gawker Media and its cronies have left no stone unturned in launching a vicious attack on the teenaged Harvard sophomore Kaavya Vishwanathan that has all the signs of underlying racist connotations.

The West even in the 21st Century is yet to come to terms that the power shift of the world is taking towards the East and by this I mean intellectual, economic and military power. The West has spawned not one but two generations of plainly stupid populations riding on the inherited wealth they got from their highly enterprising, wise, hardworking and at many a time opportunist forefathers. A glaring example of this is the entity called Gawker Media with its sub-standard editorial panel and even more sub-standard and pathetic content. The best example comes from the fact that despite such cheap and kiddish takes on serious issues, it still gathers to draw a good number of visitors who gulp the shit they dish out every now and then.

Oh, I forgot to mention that the commentators of the blog need to be first approved by Gawker, else you can't go and post a comment on heir blog. Their gaming blog Kotaku is already seeing a decline on visitor levels. I sometimes wonder if they are run by a bunch of kindergarten dropouts who happened to get an idea to start Gawker.

Kaavya is a teenager, student of a premier school in America, beautiful lass and what's more is that she is already rich and famous. This was too much for the subscribers of the Gawker School of Thought to digest for they don't come near the intellectual levels of her disposed sanitary napkin.

Kaavya has already said that she was strongly inspired from Megan F. McCafferty's works. How can she be accused of plagiarism when she didn't lift the theme of her stories?

The book that she composed – 'How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life' is a totally original story. She might have used passages similar to her idol McCafferty, but that's all right.

Musicians, actors and politicians etc do try to emulate their idols and often they subconsciously use notes, mannerisms and ways of their heroes. Does that mean they should be labeled as cheats and plagiarizers?

Does anyone of the pathetic registered commentators of this post by Gawker know that even John F Kennedy's famous quote – "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country" – is also a plagiarized quote?

[P.S. I am unable to recall the name of the 19th bloke who said this, I vaguely remember that he was either a Judge or a Senator who first quoted this from where Kennedy was 'inspired'. I shall update you as soon as I find the names and maybe the links. In the meantime, if you know then please let me know.]

So Kaavya has done only what many famous people did before. Kaavya has done something that Gawker's re-writers of posts do for a living. Only difference is that at 17, Kaavya wasn't able to fine-tune what many do and what Gawker certainly does day in and day out for its sustenance.


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