BY AN ANALYST| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |13/05/2017
The saga of a media group that has had, in the last decade and a half, more ups and downs than a roller coaster in an amusement park.
BY AN ANALYST| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |13/05/2017
Why the promoters acquired control over an obscure non-banking company, pumped cash into it and set it up as the parent company holding investments in the media operations of the Group.
BY AN ANALYST| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |13/05/2017
The new owner has deep pockets, sees synergy with his mobile empire, and begins the salvage with a Rs 1000 crore write-off.
BY AN ANALYST| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |13/05/2017
No amount of ‘restructuring’ could turn operations around. Soon a change in management and ownership control became the only feasible course of action.
BY AN ANALYST| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |29/01/2017
General entertainment brings in the profits, News TV and distribution remain viable, DNA shows a modest cut in losses.
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This Nirav Modi profile in The Hindu on the "silent" diamond trader "who now faces a bleak future" reads like a fluff piece on a man who is at the centre of a massive scam. Based on what the writer says could be the last interview he gave (in November 2017) to the Indian media, it describes his youth, the rapid expansion of his business, the price his range of jewellery begins at, and how he designs every single piece of jewellery that he sells. 'Bleak' is surely an understatement for the future he now faces.    

The National Investigation Agency (NIA), set up to deal with combating and investigating terror-related crimes in India, has taken it upon itself to define the work of journalists. In its chargesheet  against Kashmiri photo-journalist Kamran Yusuf, in jail since September 5, 2017, the NIA said videos accessed of his work showed that he covered 'anti-national' activities and this went against the 'moral' duty of a journalist to cover developmental activities!                     
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