Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Not from me, sadly for one very persistent commenter here whose comments are always 'rejected'. Dude, don't use me to get at others whoever they are. Anyway, we in Delhi will mourn the passing of Metro Now, the second daily tabloid to die in a few years after the Today experiment. Shed a tear, because they were not such a bad paper - as a city paper they did a great job, but I guess Metro Now was doomed from the very start thanks to its rather screwed up parentage. HT Media and Bennett having a love child and then leaving that love child out in the open to fend for itself and thus wither away and die was well, not surprising to the more cynical of us. But then again, there are a bunch of decent reporters there who will find themselves out of a job in a horrible job market.
Plus, Ronnie Screwvala has a long, rambling mail on how UTV will do well in 2009, I'm still debating whether to put it up, because it is long and rambling, lets wait and see!


Anonymous said...

Today did not die.... it was reborn as Mail Today... and it was the same Today team that created Mail Today. Today was the finest tabloids to have ever been in India.

Anonymous said...

Prannoy Roy can save some more cash and also some embarrassment by shutting down his 3rd rate "NDTV Profit" business channel. From now on the competition is going to be between "CNBC-TV18" and "ET Now".

Anonymous said...

Illegitimate or not. Let's face it(and correct me if I am wrong), the papers paid the salaries of the staff hey hired didn't they? Getting ads and increasing circulation was the responsibility of the concerned departments in the paper. What the hell were they doing?