Spinning yarns for image
Tue, 09/18/2012 - 15:25, - Comments

Public figures need spin doctors. But they have to be in total control of the spin they give to an issue, without falling into a propagandist trap

Saying goodbye to ‘Mr Magazine’
Mon, 07/16/2012 - 14:14, - Comments

Annurag Batra remembers Donald Kummerfeld, ex FIPP CEO and president, and his priceless contribution to the business and knowledge of magazines globally

Eight things being talked about in the Indian media space
Eight things being talked about in the Indian media space
Mon, 06/11/2012 - 15:21, - Comments

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.

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 16:01, - Comments

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.

‘Practise what you preach’ at CNBC-TV18
Mon, 12/05/2011 - 00:00,

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.

Entrepreneurial Jugalbandi- The Pursuit of Wealth Creation
Mon, 11/28/2011 - 00:00,

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.

Goldie-da: man with a heart of gold
Mon, 11/07/2011 - 00:00,

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.

From media trials to trials of media
Mon, 10/10/2011 - 00:00,

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?

Of giving back and leading from the front: The ‘KAR SEVA’ model
Mon, 09/19/2011 - 00:00,

About eight months back, I was chatting with a 45-year-old industry leader who runs a fairly large media and communications company.

Why small does not make sense anymore for media brands
Mon, 09/12/2011 - 00:00,

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