With stars in our eyes and bilge in our brains

There was an interesting letter to the editor dated April 22 from Akkihebbal Venkatesh in yesterday's Star of Mysore:

"Today, when I opened the papers, almost all of them had published the news of a minor injury to Aishwarya Rai on her wrist while she was practising bicycle riding and the advice given by the doctor to take rest for two days.

"While society has so many burning problems and other news which the reader should worry about, I wonder how these newspapers thought the injury was a major news item.

"I am equally sad to know that the Deputy Commissioner and the Superintendent of Police have visited the injured and enquired about her 'health'. Why this special treatment to an actress?" Why indeed?