The headline says:

Anna demands Bharat Ratna for Sachin Tendulkar

The article says:

Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday said Sachin Tendulkar should be conferred with the Bharat Ratna, joining a long list of admirers who have demanded the country’s top civilian honour for the cricketer.

“Sachin Tendulkar is an icon for Indian youth. He has made India proud with his exploits in cricket. I feel he deserves the Bharat Ratna,” the anti-graft crusader said after inaugurating a tennis tournament in memory of his late mother Laxmibai at his native village Ralegan Siddhi.

See any discord there between demands and I feel he deserves?


Agencies are credited for this news report; all news websites have the same article. Details are scant — we don’t even know if he said this by himself or he was asked the question, “Do you think Sachin deserves the Bharat Ratna?” Big difference.

Everyone reads news headlines and moves along these days. Only headlines are posted at micro-blogging sites like Twitter. It is likely that many out there read the headline and are now under the assumption that Hazare is a megalomaniac, based on this report.

Not that I care.