Who is your favorite Indian News Anchor!!!

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If i would have asked who is your favorite actor, actress, sportsperson, director, sports etc etc, well most of you will have a ready answer. As these are very popular categories in their respective fields. But what if I ask you about your favorite News Anchor !! Tuff one… right. Well let me help you with the options, I guess that might make it easy (difficult) for you all.

Let me start with a background about this amazing field, this amazing profession. A news anchor is a person who presents a news bulletin. Many anchors are also involved in writing and/or editing the news for their programs. A News Anchor examine, interpret, and broadcast news received from various sources.There are a lot news anchors that are doing a fabulous job and have brought a new face of journalism. These faces not only bring out the facts and figures but today they have become the voice of a common man and debate for the societal issues. Most of you might go back to the Doordarshan days, when the New Anchors were handful, and also there were no 24/7 news channels. Now things have changed drastically, and now not matter what time it is, you can be in touch with the world of news at your finger tips, with a click of a button.

So, lets get down to the News Anchors who have made India Proud, and have taken Journalism to a whole new level.

Prannoy Roy: Who can forget Mr. Prannoy Roy, he rose to fame with the program “The World This Week” on Doordarshan. and used to also cover elections and analyse the results. He is founder and the president of New Delhi Television (NDTV) and is one of the pioneers of Indian television journalism.

Arnab Goswami: Those who have seen “The News Hour” on Times Now, might not need any introduction about him. But let me still take this opportunity to write a few words about him. Arnab is the Editor in Chief and News anchor of Times Now. Arnab started his career with The Telegraph in Kolkatta. Goswami began his career in TV news broadcast with NDTV 24×7 in 1995. PS: Don’t watch this show “The News Hour” once, this might help you to make a decision ;).

Barkha Dutt: The moment we hear her name, all we can think of his her reporting of the Kargil conflict in 1999. Since then she has since covered conflicts in Kashmir, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq. She has won many national and international awards, including the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour. Currently, she is Group Editor-English News, NDTV, and the host of “We the People”, a weekly discussion show on current events.

Rajdeep Sardesai: He is a journalist, political commentator and news presenter. Rajdeep Sardesai is the Editor-in-Chief of IBN18 Network, that includes CNN-IBN, IBN-7 and IBN-Lokmat. He entered television journalism in 1994 as Political Editor, New Delhi Television (NDTV). He was particularly recognized for his coverage of the Gujarat riots.

Rajat Sharma: Aap ki Adalat is all that comes to our minds when we think of Rajat Sharma. He is the founder of the Indian Hindi news channel India TV. He is, unarguably, the best known face on Indian news television. He has grilled over 500 personalities with a trademark smile in the longest running television show in India’s Television History.

Shereen Bhan: Shereen Bhan is the Executive-Editor CNBC-TV18. She has interviewed some of the biggest names in business and politics. She anchors and produces Young Turks, one of the longest running shows on CNBC-TV18 and the winner of the Best Business Talk show award at the News Television awards for two years consecutively. She won the FICCI woman of the year award for her contribution to the media in 2005.

Karan Thapar: Karan Thapar is the only Indian television professional who has worked for ten years in television outside India. Trained as a correspondent, producer, editor and presenter with London Weekend Television in the United Kingdom. Presently he is head of Infotainment Television (ITV), a television production house, making programmes for BBC, Channel NewsAsia, CNBC-TV18, CNN-IBN and Doordarshan. In January 2006 Karan Thapar hosted Devil’s Advocate, a primetime Sunday night one-to-one current affairs interview on CNN-IBN. The series began with a double bill with the President of Pakistan, General Musharraf, which made front page headlines both in India and Pakistan.

Its a long illustriousness list of some wonderful, hard-hitting news Anchors that Indian Television has seen. Looking forward to hear from you about your favorite Indian News Anchors. So, are you ready with your answer !! Happy Viewing… oopsss Happy News Viewing….

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iDubba gets a coverage on The Hindu (National edition)


Happy to share that iDubba was covered on “The Hindu” on this Monday’s national edition. Here is a glimpse of the article:

iDubba (http://www.idubba.com/) came about when its creator Rabi Gupta and Ashish realised that everyone watches television differently.

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Mahesh Bhatt convinced a Delhi boy to play the role of a Martyr

Mahesh Bhatt convinced a Delhi boy Imran Zahid to play a role  in a new film called ‘Chandu’.Mahesh Bhatt will be the creative consultant to the film which is produced by Irfan Izhar,the film in question is based on Chandrashekhar Prasad , who was a student leader from JNU

Chandrashekhar Prasad was a true hero who believed in parliamentary democracy and paid heavy price for it.Unfortunately on March 31st,1997,along with another activist Shyam Narayan Yadav were shot dead while addressing street corner meetings in district town of Siwan to support  a strike called by the party CPI ML.

CPI ML alleges that Chandrashekhar was killed by the goons of Mohammad Shahabuddin the then Mp of Siwan District.

Born in Siwan, he was the only child .His widowed mother worked hard for his education.He had left Siwan as a bright student .From Sainik school in Tilaya to the National Defence Academy of Pune and the University of Patna  to the campus of JNU ,Chandrashekhar had a promising academic future

However ,Chandrashekhar couldn’t separate his politics from academic life,and from early in his student life he was involved in student activism.In the mid 8O’s,he became vice president of Bihar unit of All India Students Federation, the youth’s organisation of CPI.But soon he became very disillusioned with the reformist and parliamentary politics of CPI and wanted to be involved in a revolutionary organisation.So he joined CPI ML.He played a very important role in the building of All India Students Association  in JNU .

After JNU, he opted to return to his home town Siwan as full time party activist .The then ruling party in Bihar  Janata Dal(Now Rashtriya Janata Dal) ,had been waging a campaign against leading activists of CPI ML.More than 70 people , including leader of the district committee  had been killed between 1990-1996.

Since the death of this pretermitted hero,there has been a sudden uprising ,with protests of thousands of students in Delhi as well as in Bihar.The students in protests were illegally fired upon by Sadhu Yadav,brother-in-law of the then Chief Minister of Bihar.