You could call it wishful thinking or imagination or media fantasies or even hallucinations, but here are my eight wishful thoughts, totally a figment of my imagination. Here are my dreams.
Convenience of use will have to be addressed. An Indian consumer will also be sceptical about data usage, thus brands and the platforms they advertise on will have to come together to enable a hassle free advertising model where advertisements do not take away the entire viewing experience.
The ‘Young Turks’ show of CNBC-TV18 always brings young leaders to the fore, and so does Network18, which owns CNBC. Bahl recently announced that B Saikumar, the Group COO, would in due course take over the Group CEO’s mantle from the entrepreneurial Haresh Chawla.
The Indian media industry’s growth is synonymous with the growth of some media entrepreneurs – be it visionary Subhash Chandra or UTV’s Ronnie Screwvala, who as new entrants tested this domain 15 to 20 years back, understood it, ploughed it, scaled up and created media enterprises.
The year 2011 has not been a happy year - in early January (Jan 3, to be precise) we lost our friend Atul Maheshwari, the soft-spoken giant, media owner and man behind Amar Ujala.
We are humans, and to err is human! As long as there is no intent to defame someone, which is pretty much understandable in this case, why should the courts see it as an attempt to defame?
About eight months back, I was chatting with a 45-year-old industry leader who runs a fairly large media and communications company.
The Indian media landscape is passing through interesting times. The last seven years have seen numerous media brands being launched in almost every domain – be it newspapers