These are the findings from interviewing 5 kids for an internship today:
1. all of them (journalism grads) get their news from @inshorts. one of them from @instagram [why are we still publishing? #IDK]
2. One said, "I read technical articles on inshorts". 😤
More LOLs follow..
Findings from intwing interns
2. Only 1 of the 5 knew the country's health minister is.🤯 @drharshvardhan I feel for you
3. No one knew any state CM : Telangana, TN, Gujarat, Odisha etc
4. One said @RayuduAmbati is the CM of Telangana. "I think someone like that." she said.
Findings from interviewing interns
4. One said Bihar CM is @myogiadityanath. Corrected self after a moment's thought but couldn't name Bihar CM. Cue @NitishKumar make some headlines pls
5. All candidates had rock solid opinions.
Keep #hajmola handy
Findings from interviewing interns
7. "India has vaccine shortage bec the head of Serum Institute ran away to London." Like Mallya. But the person who said this doesn't know who @adarpoonawalla is.
Digest before you read more.
Findings from interviewing interns:
8. Someone who is an avid reader named her favourite book.,"The Running Kite" she said. May be she was nervous. Sorry @khaledhosseini on behalf of the 20 year old. She definitely read the book bec she described it.
On to more memorable moments.
Findings from interviewing interns:
9. Content writing and news have become entirely interchangeable.
10. best journo in the country is either @dhruv_rathee or @sudhirchaudhary
11. @ShashiTharoor is a #Modi critic worth listening to bec good eng. @derekobrienmp found a mention
Findings from interviewing interns:
12. @chetan_bhagat's Revolution 2020 is very inspiring.
13. Someone who 'tracked elections closely' knew the results in Puducherry but did not know there were polls in TN too. Or in Kerala for that matter.
TG, didn't ask for #AIADMK full form
The above is a lot for us in the media as well as those in politics to chew on. I am reminded of my time @ACJIndia. Right after a class where ppl quoted Foucault and Derrida, our prof Krishna Anant asked every one to write the names of all states, capitals and CMs. Most couldn't

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