Every single day I wake up early and stare at the news only to find more murders, rapes, accidents OR celebrity news. Do you think people really care to see what clothes Abhishek Bachan wore for his birthday or why Deepika turned down Rs. 4 crore, in the front page? Ofcourse, a subset, a very small subset does take immense interest in such gossips and that's precisely why supplementaries are printed. If not this, the editors showcase murders, criminals and other thugs who would have committed some crime in a remote village and are definitely not a threat to the metro society.
Hence, I keep asking this question to myself, why can't they focus on some real news, something that would actually benefit others on reading. If you do not understand what am trying to imply, do go and read 'The New York Times', 'Huffington Post' etc. These papers focus on the most important issues currently evident in the world. Even during the massive calamity in Japan, I saw trash articles of celebrities in the front page.
Also, do you think there are no crimes in other parts of the world? I would say Los Angeles, California has a higher crime rate than New Delhi but, the media does not focus on it unless it is really important or a threat. I personally feel that it is not required for a person to know about every petty crime and feel scared to step out of the house. I am not implying that total darkness is bliss, but really necessary issues should only be highlighted.
Most of you might disagree with my views but I would definitely recommend a reading to the above listed news papers before criticism.