After firing off a post a day for the first week of the month, I've hardly posted this week. To cut a long story short, this is not because I was cornered and beaten up goons or journalists with a penchant for cheap booze, rather this is more like punishment from the boss, who went like, "I can see you've been writing a lot, so why don't you write for the f***ing place that pays you", and proceeded to dump a ten-pager on me. That coupled with the fact that my chest is weighed down by a few tons of phlegm is the reason that I've been out of action. But fear not, hardy readers, I shall be back.. I guess. By the way, The V is not rejoining EchTee as some have said, since his pay-out from INX was 'substantial' (because he was also bought out of NewsX where he had a ten percent stake) he has enough money to buy an island and retire to a life of Foie Gras with Truffle oil as someone told me. Dang! But, the NewsX news is 'still' not over, the tree is still shedding leaves and some people have come out of the picture hating all the egos involved and I couldn't blame them because they didn't get the three-month severance pay packet.
It also appears that Deccan Chronicle and MJ Akbar have fallen out finally, and another journalist from ABP's erstwhile 'golden' era has been put out to pasture. Not that nobody has made significant amounts of money in the process. And that is what everybody has been doing, making money at the altar of truth. The problem is that all indications suggest that four-years of misrule are beginning to show on the economy and one of the first sectors that will feel the heat will be the media. Let teh fun and games begin.