Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Rumour.

Today's 'What The F*** Rumour Of The Day' (WTFROTD) has nothing to do with the sexual peccadillo's of some anchorette or another, nor does it have to do with what publication Raghav Behl is buying, but something a little more interesting that I heard from two different people today (and with no connection between them). The rumour concerns the erstwhile editor of DNA and the fact that some of his close confidants from DNA are heading to Delhi. But, according to all indications DNA has put Delhi plans on hold, so what gives? well, as the story goes Gautam seems to be headed to 18-20 KG Marg. As what? I have no frikkin' clue, but that is what the grapevine says.
Second thing, the little story about Aakar Patel coming to head the India Today-Daily Mail newspaper is not confirmed as yet. The Daily Mail has been interested in India for a while and initial talks they had were with the Mid-Day Group where Aakar was still Group Ed. Going forward they were very keen that he comes to head this new baby, but with the Indian Today group calling the shots, it seems that things haven't quite fallen into place as yet. On another note, a couple of other senior people have come back to the India Today fold to 'oversee' things at the new paper. Thankfully, this new paper will not be as air-headed and as vapid as MetroNow which is neither here nor there. Well, actually its so bad it deserves to be in a dustbin - thats what happens when you hire airheads. Well, actually Today happens, but then again MetroNow is full of Today rejects, so ouch, it is actually worse!
Anyway, thats all for now.

10 comments:

Prudent Indian said...

Dear K,Hi!
I have been a regular reader of yours and feel 'honored' to carry a link to your blog on my 'communal' attempt to air my 'rumblings'.
Admittedly I am what some friends say,"Since I have a laptop and connected too,so I blog variety".

You have been doing a great job,frankly I don't know who you are,still feel that you have some thing in you which attracts me to your blog at least once a day,everyday.

Shall be 'honored' to know what you think about my latest post about Pankaj Vohara of HT.Regards,
PI.

Anonymous said...

ummm, the other is about JB being moved out of the mother paper to Times NOW ....

- Bona

Anonymous said...

Yeah JB might be moving but not before August....but, then??????

Anonymous said...

JB is currently in the West Indies for the WC finals, must find out when he gets back...

Anonymous said...

Hey why is ET.com poaching moneycontrol.com. They picked up the entire desk, offered 150% pay hikes and want to replicate the MC model.
Meanwhile, the times internet group and web18 are all set to be listed on NASDAQ in about a years time.
Web18 has promised ESOPs to those that stay.
The HR at Times Internet is sniping all the best talent from moneycontrol.

"Are they feeling the heat. Are they worried yet," is repeated like a record by the Times Internet HR during the interview process.

-Shallow Throat

Anonymous said...

The new website looks like something being borrowed from MC......wooo....

Anonymous said...

Oh! look at the layout and compare not the divisions but just the general structure......

Anonymous said...

Scoop that K couldn't get you:
Bharat Bhushan to edit new daily from Living Media-Associated Newspapers JV.

K said...

K was in bangalore being chased by elephants

Anonymous said...

I am told Bharat Bhushan was given a Blackberry by ABP and he had to get someone to help him with it everytime he wanted to use it :)

- Bona