I have been expecting some investigative journalism from the Indian media in the Satyam case, but with disappointing results. The fraud is now well established, but taking the news to the next level is investigative journalism. We all know that Mr. Raju is in prison. But moving beyond that :
Who are his inmates ?
What did he have for breakfast ?
What did he have for lunch and at what time ?
Ditto for dinner.
What god is he seeking refuge in after the scam ?
What do handwriting experts have to say about his signature on the resignation letter ?
Now these answers would make us proud of the media, even more than we already are.
P.S. : This is not at all funny if you are one of the 53,000 employees of Satyam. It is sad that they have to suffer for no fault of theirs.
P.P.S. : In case you thought this post was just satire, here are the answers :
For breakfast, 100 grams of `pulihora’ (tamarind rice) and tea.
For lunch, 250 gram of rice, 250 gram of beans and radish curry, rasam and curd. 11 a.m.
For dinner, chicken curry, rice and rasam.
Raju started reading books on Gautam Buddha.
His full signature tells that Raju was not happy about being called Raju. He preferred the first half of his name. The initials, far from indicating high levels of uncertainty, show that he was feeling lighter after getting this off his chest.