In his last interview as Editor-in-Chief of Outlook, Vinod Mehta talks about the facade of media exposures, politicians as scapegoats for news media while murky big fishes of the corporate world remain untouchables. He shares how Tatas pulled out ads from Outlook after the Radia tape expose. His concern about Ambanis buying out Indian media.
An interview that was famous for it’s fireworks. Karan talks about his take on the Jethmalani walkout and his post-interview monologue. He admits crossing the line and how things are when the camera isn’t rolling.
Karan handles the speculative question on having ‘handlers in Pakistan’? Is the question sinister enough for the Devil’s advocate? He responds to perceptions that his work and columns have an undercurrent of pushing Pakistan’s agenda .
Soft on his guest? That’s an accusation that’s new to Karan. He defends himself against the charge that he let Kapil Sibal off the hook in his interview on the censorship issue. Also the story behind the idea of putting a disclaimer in an interview with P Chidarbaram.
Jai Bhagwan Goel links cultural issues with national issues and defends his protests on Deepa Mehta's film 'Fire', the relationships with Pakistan and his infamous digging of the pitch at Ferozshah Kotla.
Jai Bhagwan Goel wanted to join the Indian Army, but ended up in the Shiv Sena. He talks about his disillusionment on finding out that Raj Thackeray and Bal Thackeray could perhaps have Pakistan's support!
He talks about issues he is fighting for - he wants Reservation to be repealed, he wants to raid godowns to distribute food among the poor instead of letting it rot away. And he believes that along with Narendra Modi, he is an ideal candidate for PM!
Blending a retrospective look at the times with his take on India. Chacha dissects politics, news and gives you a history lesson. In this episode, Supreme Court’s verdict on 2G licences, the row of Army Chief’s age reaching the Apex Court , and lot more….
Was the Chetan Bhagat vs Salman Rushdie at Jaipur Literature Festival a media creation? Do we thrive on creating conflict? Chetan Bhagat’s take on that, freedom of expression and making heroes out of blasphemous writers.