Thursday, July 12, 2007

Surprise, surprise...

The letter has been around for over six weeks, I forwarded it to all the senior editors I know, but after we write about it here and even post it here, a newspaper picks it up. Not the first time that this blog has found a post making the news, but c'mon a bit of credit please!
In other news, news other than the fact that I will soon plop over from working too hard after most of my organs have been fried from electromagnetic radiation because of my love affair with mobile handsets.
- Dengue has hit home and one of India's top anchorette's has been hospitalised with the disease, of course we wish the affected person well.
- UndieTV Lifestyle has gone live and is thankfully not available as yet on Tata-Sky, therefore I will not pass judgement on doe-eyed vapidity as yet!
- However, if you do have Tata-Sky please catch the BBC series Broken News every evening, seriously, seriously funny!
- Bombay Media Blogdom's favourite journalist quits current employer.
- However, when it comes to his new employer, it seems that the Bengali brothers are fighting about the direction their group should take.
- Govindraj Ethiraj's new channel has been sniffing around and journalists from all over the place, disgruntled with current employers are leaving. A certain P Sharma has joined them as Delhi Bureau Chief.
Anyway, none of these are rumours. I can however confirm that due to certain constraints I have yet to start the 'signed blog' that I threatened I would, but I will soon be blogging under my given name but for my employer. Watch this space!

11 comments:

Nitesh Bhatnagar said...

Congratulations on your letter leak making news. credit must indeed be given where it is due

W.T.F said...

Broken News rocks.. you're da man for pointing that out..

i keep missing everything because i focus on the crazy stuff on the news ticker..

the desi attempts - vir das (cnbc tv18) was quite promising..god knows where that disappeared.. cryus broacha's (ndtv) is a little breargh..

this stuff owns jon stewart and kicks him to the curb..

Anonymous said...

Hey man...this is damn cool! Congrates and ofcourse you should get credit for leaking all those inside masala stuff which we enjoy so much.

Anonymous said...

know why media blogdom's favorite journo quit echtee? He was asked to pack up and leave. Of course he was lovingly given three long months to find a new job while `his' page was pulled out.

Turned out, the guy tried to milk some money out of a real estate company which recently hit the market with an IPO. Only the said company had some biggies at the delhi office in its pay roll....

Anonymous said...

He demanded money??? Wonder why BW is becoming a post-retirement home for discredited journos.

Rajeev Adlakha said...

I do not mean disrespect, but why don't Indian media bloggers give out names. Innuendo is good for water cooler talk, but if serious analysis is needed, naming people you write about will help. Besides, what is the point of writing about someone that only a few people who understand the code would know? It is ironic that we continue to write anonymous blogs and comments when all of us are in the business of communication.

Rajeev Adlakha said...

Incidentally, from what I hear Pankaj Paul is not the only "American" that HT has hired. It has also hired Sachin Kalbag (no relative of Chaitanya Kalbag, and something that the editor-in-chief has apparently made amply clear to the management as well as his editorial staff) as editor of its website. This guy was Washington correspondent for DNA and also former editor of some big time technology magazine.

thalassa_mikra said...

I'm no insider, but I suspect K used the word "favourite" in a very ironic sense. There was only one EchTee staffer who was all over Bombay Media blogs, it really isn't hard to look him up.

Lord Purple said...
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Bonatellis said...

T_M: I'm surprised you keep yourself updated on Mumbai media blogdom issues !!!

thalassa_mikra said...

Bontellis - What to do, I'm a media behind-the-scenes khichuri junkie, which is why I read Gawker everyday, even though I don't even live in New York.