In the annals of TV journalism, there cannot be a shoddier production than the below video depicting Raghunandan Yandamuri’s murders of the two Vennas in King of Prussia.
The ‘recreation’ is as botched up as Yandamuri’s kidnapping attempt that led to the twin murders of 61-year-old Satyavathi Venna and her 10-month-old grandadaughter Saanvi Venna.
Watch at your peril:
Essential Facts About Raghunandan Yandamuri
Telugu Gambler Raghunandan Yandamuri’s Crime Gamble Failed Big Time
If He Had Any Brains At All, Raghunandan Yandamuri Would Have Killed Himself
I had a good laugh watching this silly attempt at drawing eyeballs!
Like cheap Andhra politicians want votes selling rice at Rs 1 a KG, these Andhra channels want TRP on these cheap tricks!
Both want the viewer to stay at IQ 70 which looks to be the average anyways (taking into account all the drain caused by Amreeka!)
Yours is an expose of the mediocrity that pervades everywhere in India.
Much of this Telugu TV channel’s Exclusive Report is a lift/translation of the SI piece including our images – http://www.searchindia.com/2012/10/27/telugu-gambler-raghunandan-yandamuris-crime-gamble-failed-big-time/
So much for “Exclusive” reporting by Telugu TV channels!
True, I did notice.
They lifted your reportage on bankruptcy filings without giving credit.
They literally put the camera on your blog for the ‘news’.
You cannot do anything about it, right?
Did you add the watermark now or was it there from the beginning?
I think philly enquirer may have stolen your research about gambling, or maybe they did their own research.
1. The ‘watermark’ was there from the beginning but the Telugu TV channel erased/covered it! But the funnier bit was the translation and regurgitation of the SI text into their reporting.
2. You write: You cannot do anything about it, right?
No, I cannot do a damn.
That person is not born in the world who can tackle Indians in the filching game. 😉
3. The Philly Inquirer piece on the gambling angle came today, four days after the SI piece was published. In our gambling post, we provided the original Bankruptcy filing to everyone so that they could be convinced about our arguments.
My telugu understanding capability has gone down significantly.
I hope they didn’t talk about the Dum Biriyani too?!! If they did please let me know the timestamp in the video!
Sweetie, I don’t remember if they used “Dum Biryani” …. Likely not.
Are you not going to sue the channel because you don’t have case or is it because you think it is not worth the hassle?
This is blatant theft.
If you had added a couple of extra digits to those numbers just for some fun then those “reporters” would have most likely reported as is.
Not worth the hassle.
Plus, they might embrace the Fair Use doctrine, which is kind of a murky area.
A straight lift from the SI blog!!!..
btw, did Sandy strike anywhere near your area?
There was a cyclone in TN too.. Neelam. Crossed the coast yesterday leaving behind a trail of mess.. several trees uprooted, some people dead, no power throughout the city.
Yes, we were in Sandy’s path.
But our county was not affected.
Hell, not even a single minute of power outage.
We did get a fair bit of rain and some heavy winds though.
NYC and NJ are screwed.
Some of our friends in NJ are badly hit…no power, no Internet, no public transport etc. They can live without all of that but what’s killing them is the absence of Facebook. One of our close friends has moved to his sister’s place (I suspect so that he can post Facebook updates). 😉
Irresponsible lazy ass citizens. Go attack the news channel.
Treat for SI
Have you taught her how to make Chilli Okra?
SI should tell- is it the chilli okra or the cook that does wonders to the libido.
Michelle looked adorable in Blame It on Rio, still remember those bouncing beauties!
At least, I think I do! 😉
SI, do You Pray?
I love this quote- “I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me insufficient for that day.”- Abraham Lincoln
You write: SI, do You Pray?
Not when I’m sober.
I find it difficult to reconcile the idea of a benevolent God with the ubiquitous injustice and rampant cruelty in the world.
u said “I find it difficult to reconcile the idea of a benevolent God with the ubiquitous injustice and rampant cruelty in the world”, here’s a perfect example for what u said
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz_eCLcp1Mc,(can u make sm time to watch this 48 min video)
we only witnessed the tiniest fraction of cruelty that’s exist in this world,there are much more ruthless,inhumane,barbarous people in this world like these http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmrkTi3EHqk who commit atrocities that are beyond our imagination.These tell the clear fact that this is a wild world,with no gods no angels but beastly humans.
those tamil people do u think they still believe in god?
People believe in god only because, they are under the delusion that god is the one making them happy and he’s going to aid them in times of need.
But in real no KRISHNA ain’t gonna come and drop a saree when a girl is being raped in india as he did for draupadi,it takes only a human to help other human.people dump hundreds of crores in temples hundi’s,but hesitate to donate money of orphanages or old age homes.
no one’s gonna care even if some one’s being murdered in front of them,or even dying ,even if the spectators are ministers and cops themselves http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsrO_jirDBw&feature=endscreen&NR=1
where raghunandan’s crime stands in these vast ocean of crimes and atrocities,one news article for viewers,some trp ratings for news channels and life long sorrow for victims relatives.
1. Sweetie, there are no angels in war.
But SI has consistently been against LTTE.
Tis’ true that Rajiv Gandhi was a buffoonish leader.
But Rajiv was MY bufoonish leader. And I can never condone LTTE for murdering my leader, an Indian leader.
2. I hope our Indian people don’t see that video (one of your links) of cannibalism. Our people have a tendency to pick the worst practices. 🙁
Off-Topic: pls read SI blog – Cry for Jani.
And of course sometimes and at some places and among some people – being human is just as hard as being schizophrenic.
Update on Jani Schofield – http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/books/family_world_schizophrenic_illusion_kDLa6ltvyfYKxwek7huq7H
Looks like pook is hooked on SI.
Did you rechristen him? Or was originally called himself that? Pook means pussy, right?
No, I did not rechristen him/her/it. Original name.
SI is not responsible if people look at themselves as pricks or pussies. 😉
pook certainly seems to be popular in urban dictionary.. but I was talking about the Telugu “Pook”.
You want me to terminate his/her/its user registration with extreme prejudice?
All it needs is two mouse-clicks.
We’ll give serious thought to your tacit suggestion of defenestrating that user.
After all, all of us like SI pristine and white! 😉
Let’s let him explain. Maybe it is his real name. 😉
Or a birth mark? 😉
Some people have a mole on the nose, some on the right cheek and a few have a ….chilipi pook. 😉
These posts on the murderer have definitely attracted new SI readers!
OMG, isn’t SI now beginning to smell like Dum Biryani and Gongura Chicken? 😉
Not to forget Gutti Vankaya!
All of Youu.
Gandhiji is complaining against me.
bad boys bad boys whatcha gonna dooo
heeee SI’s line- some ppl have a mole on the nose and some on the right cheek….is funny heeehe
Pook means a Nature Spirit.
And in Ireland it is used as general reference to fairies.
Aha, now we’re talking about Irish faggots, are we?
The strange, meandering course discussions take on SI!
From Telugu Bidda to Irish Faggots!
Only on SI, folks.
Very meannn. There should be no meandering in learning.
That’s ok I’ll change my ID sorry
Please do tell us what you will/have become.
Who would thought Chilipi Pook is a Sensitive Pook. Sorry if I had hurt your feelings..
Oops, my previous comment went to the spam folder. 😉
Not to worry, ma cherie!
SI bravely, boldly, unhesitatingly penetrated into the spam folder and lifted it up and out. 😉
Nov1st AP formation day
And on that inglorious day was sown the seeds of imminent mutiny.
Now the weeds have grown tall and the partition deeds will soon undo at leisure what was done in haste 56-years ago.
Telengana will rise.
WILL rise like another biharr???
I object to the use of Rise or any other positive word with regard to Bihar.
I don’t see anything wrong with the video.
While I like that the SI blogger refers to the general public as voyeurs, one should understand videos like these are made to satisfy the same voyeurs.
All the video shows is the reenactment of some of the actual events that took place.
It is definitely not for the faint-hearted.
Did you ever watch a program like American Greed on CNBC, they too reenact several scenes from real life stories of crooks and their victims.
1. It’s not the reenactment per se that we find offensive but the crudity, the lack of finesse and the factual inaccuracies (compared to the police complaint).
2. You write: It is definitely not for the faint-hearted.
Sweetie, this ain’t no Friday the Thirteenth.
Au contraire, it seems like a bad shot at comedy.
3. You are right in that videos like these are made to satisfy cubicle voyeurs.
Sweetpea, on the finesse part, did you expect to see something like Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Rakta Charitra’ from a TV channel? 🙂
Sweetie, if I didn’t know better I’d think RGV was a Master of Finesse!
Three or four years after watching RGV Ki Aag, I still wake up sometimes at 3AM in a cold sweat and then start shivering.
Such has been the devastating effect of RGV on my delicate psyche! 🙁
I will not tolerate one more word ridiculing RGV Ki Aag!
It is a timeless classic starring the who is who of bollywood.
It is available via streaming in Netflix.
I unleashed this grace on a few clueless visitors who came to collect Sundal a couple of weeks ago. I wonder why they never called back or invited us. 😉
And to think I paid for this torture!
With all due respect and condolence to the Venna family and regrets for their murders, I am afraid all that I can say is that Indians will forget it as usual.
Hell, if a country can forget something as bad as the 1984 Bhopal Gas Tradegy, the tragic sikh riots in 1993, the irresponsible comment of Congress leaders on the aftermath of Sikh Riots (Especially Rajiv Gandhi’s comment justifying the loss of riots), and the 1993 Babri Masjid Riots., the 2002 Godhra and the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, then the murder of 2 innocent telugus is nothing.
Indians, truth be said, care less about tragedies unless they were/are a part of it. While some sincere souls like some commenters in SI may genuinely care, I am afraid it all amounts to nothing….
If Indians had really wanted to do something about these crimes, they would have done it long ago. Alas, they just shut up in the name of “Why should I do something” attitude, or sing the tune of useless Ahimsa.
You can write a 1000 articles on such crimes, but unless someone does something to bring justice, your every action amounts to nothing.
One key difference between Bhopal tragedy and Venna tragedy: With Bhopal, Indians quickly turned and blamed the West (Union Carbide). Here, thy have no outsider to blame.