Invisible blasts?

IN Media Watch Briefs | 01/08/2011

A reader writes: It is weird to see that the blasts that happened today in Manipur got less than half an hour coverage, unlike what happened in Mumbai, which got more than 24X7 attention. While I am not belittling anyone or any city, I do find it weird as to why the coverage got over so soon.  It seems that the Indian media either thinks that Manipur and the North East are not part of India, or dead people are not important enough if they are not close to Mumbai or Delhi.

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