Reporter Akhilesh (@Akhilesh_ET) is a parody Twitter handle that has been trolling three ET journos for their friendly coverage of Akhilesh Yadav and the Samajwadi Party in UP. Two of them have blocked it. Akhilesh (with the CM's photo) turned an ET reporter tweets:"Actually I'm finding journalism better & safer. I can continue making fact free claims & don't even have to worry about my job every 5 years." And this one alluding to the terror accused acquitted after 12 years in jail: "Raja Bhaiyya says even he can prove that he was in college while people were killed by crocodiles in his pond. Let me talk to ET office."
Former journalist and human rights activist Teesta Setalvad who is a constant bugbear for the present government, and frequently the target of investigations, is launching her memoir on Feb 24 at the Literature Live! event hosted and curated by Anil Dharkar in Mumbai. TitledFoot Soldier Of The Constitution, it traces her experiences during the Mumbai riots as well as the Gujarat riots in 2002, among other events and influences which shaped her life.