Editor of Open Magazine, Manu Joseph speaks to Madhu Trehan on the source of the Radia tapes, how unpleasant it is to expose journalists, why he never called Barkha before the story broke and much more.
Tunku Varadarajan, Editor-Newsweek International, speaks to Madhu Trehan on the Newsweek-Daily Beast merger, sloppiness in Indian journalism, being accused of racism, Going Muslim, US’ admirable restraint after 9/11, the Hindu Taliban, Modi, Manmohan Singh and more…
Paul Beckett, South Asia Bureau Chief - WSJ and Dow Jones, speaks to Madhu Trehan on whether the “big India” story has turned sour, his familiarity with Indian idioms, stitching together a “community of interest” around India and if India deserves better journalism...
NDTV's Sreenivasan Jain speaks to Madhu Trehan about the Ambanis and Birlas investing in media, editorial freedom at NDTV, lecturing the audience at the GQ awards, the media blind-spot while reporting on Dhoble and more.
Vinod Dua speaks to Madhu Trehan on how his refugee background influenced his work, the deference which was expected from interviewees during the DD era, dealing with censorship, how he refused to say "Good Sahara" and more...
Chitra Subramaniam tells Madhu Trehan about the pulls & pressures of working on the Bofors exposé. The limitations of journalists & the editorial tussles at The Hindu. And why India still doesn’t know the truth about Bofors. N Ram responds.
Kanchan Gupta, Associate Editor of Pioneer speaks to Madhu Trehan on his journalism, being viewed as a "bigoted fundamentalist", the Hindutva movement, his disillusionment while working with the government and how Narendra Modi would never want to fuse faith with politics.
Hartosh Bal, Political Editor of Open magazine, talks to Madhu Trehan about the 'openness' of Open, its contrarian views, on it being a 'crappy upstart taking a swing at the heavyweights', the Radia tapes, and how William Darlymple never bought him that scotch!
Chandan Mitra, Editor & MD of Pioneer tells Madhu Trehan why he disapproved of the Operation West End & other ‘fictitious’ stings, being Shashi Tharoor’s campaign manager in college, his two most celebrated contempt-of-court cases and whether he feels Pioneer is a BJP paper.
Neerja Chowdhury speaks to Madhu Trehan about her experiences with Himmat, buying a press with donations from readers during the Emergency, the importance of fact-checking learnt at The Statesman and the “upshot” of the Indian Express story and more.
NDTV’s Security and Strategic Affairs editor speaks to Madhu Trehan on half-truths and lies, the "far-fetched" claims made by the Indian Express story, government’s mistrust of the Army Chief and the mess that is the Defence ministry.
HT Political Editor Vinod Sharma goes from beatific to belligerent while talking about his Centrist position, why he celebrated Vajpayee, being “separated at birth”, the Singhvi CD & chastity belts, and whether he’d ever accept a Rajya Sabha nomination
Punya Prasun Bajpai, Consulting Editor - Zee News, speaks to Madhu Trehan about the attempt of the government to limit coverage on Team Anna, the need to have a media watchdog, corporatisation and corruption in journalism, and why journalists should stay away from politicians.
Sagarika Ghose talks about Ram Jethmalani, how politicians and journalists can never be friends, faux ‘live’ telecasts, and whether she’d carry a negative story on Mukesh Ambani now that he owns a stake in Network 18.
He is the new Editor of The Hindu. Siddharth Varadarajan talks about controversies preceding his appointment, the menace of paid news and credibility crisis in media. Constituents and deterrents of riot system and The Hindu's yardstick for handling Wikileaks data.
Aniruddha Bahal, the man behind the Tehelka defence expose talks about sting operations, bearing the brunt of legal cases, the weird ways of state persecution... the ills of news media today and reasons for hoping better days .