NDTV and Prannoy Roy – Once Upon a Time

February 14, 2011

[Not many people today know about corrupt legacy and deceit history of NDTV Head Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy. How Prannoy Roy, his wife Radhika Roy of NDTV, palmed off Doordarshan in a way not dissimilar to how DB Realty palmed off Telecom Ministry and the tax payer. Tweeple and guest blogger Shri @s_chaitanya provides valuable insights that will help one understand deceit nature of major sections of Indian media today. Prannoy Roy’s ascendency in broadcast media to a good extent explains why large sections of broadcast media show poor journalist standards. Prannoy Roy case is another example of determined rogues with connections conning Indians and escaping justice. Concluding portion of this post will surprise AB Vajpayee fans]

Red Couples – Selling Bharat Out?

During 1997 and 1998, the names of NDTV and its founder Prannoy Roy appear in newspapers and magazines in relation to a major corruption case in Doordarshan. Read the rest of this entry »


Barkha Gate

November 20, 2010

Much of India’s oligolpolistic big media (Bennet and Coleman, NDTV, IBN, Hindustan Times, Indian Express have till now refused to substantially/totally cover barkhagate, a scandal that showed how journos act as fixers), DNA had a great piece. Among others  New Indian Express,  Huffington PostWall Street Journal, Governance Now have covered the news with pertinent takes.  Times of India commented but did not refer to Niira Radia’s communication with Times Group’s senior Editor, Navika, Kumar Jain. Sunday Guardian referred to Barkha Dutt’s links to CONgress party. There was also this Hitler parody.

Perceptive Blogger Barbarindian captured his take through two blogposts (1 and 2). Read the rest of this entry »