It is strange how a gloss is put over India by certain television programmes on mainstream media. One such example is Global Public Space on CNN. No matter where the host (a make believe Fred Zackaria) points to India it is always rosy and sunshine. There is no mention of the hardship, the teeming millions living in filth, poverty and disease. I wish I am proven wrong, but for that CNN needs to take steps to correct such impression. Let's start by covering Transparency International's Bribe Payers Index for recent years.