It seems that Financial Chronicle is launching (or not) in Delhi on the 14th, News X has launched despite the chaos in January and has won rave reviews from those who are able to get it for its clean layout and pretty anchorettes, but fortunately (or not) Tata-Sky viewers such as myself don't get the channel as yet. MJ Akbar isn't going back to ABP as a sort of super-editor but rather it seems that Seema Mustafa and him are starting a new fortnightly out of Gurgaon (a la Umesh Anand and Civil Society - though that is a monthly). Conde Nast, buoyed by the success of Vogue is bringing in GQ later this year with anglisiced non-desi Bong Sanjiv Bhattacharya (who I think is a fantastic writer, and I really remember a great piece he did on The Killers more than a year ago) as editor. They are also looking at launching Wired, though Wired could well be more of a facsimilie than GQ or Vogue. Mint is bleeding money down the drain, and losses are believed to have touched Rs 60 crore, and given the chaos 15 stories below, several senior editors over there are very insecure and being played against one another.
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