Tagged: The Story Sickeningly Familiar

Show, don’t tell 0

Show, don’t tell

Show, don’t tell

Here’s how The New Indian Express, Bangalore, narrates a recent massacre in a village in Bihar:

For Bihar, the story was sickeningly familiar. As villagers in tiny Narkopi
went around doing their shopping on the afternoon of September 13 at
the weekly bazaar, around 50 armed men struck. The shootout lasted
hours, by the end of which six were dead and many grievously injured.
The villagers turned to the police, and the latter ‘turned away’.

‘We requested the police to open fire to disperse them, but the police