On Arnab’s departure…

BY THE HOOT| IN Opinion | 01/11/2016
The Noise is about to subside. Temporarily, we are told. The competition cannot believe its ears.
What the Jains, beneficiaries, victims, and foes did not tell THE HOOT

 

Who will bankroll an all-Arnab channel? While we wait to find out there is befuddlement, mourning  and rejoicing  in some quarters at his sudden exit.  

 

Narendra Modi:   Chalon, kahin aur kaam mein aa jayega.  Unko mere hardik shubhkamanayen. Achcha ladka hai.

 

Arvind Kejriwal: Ye kya ho gaya? My deepest condolences to the BJP.  Iske peeche Najib Jung to nahin ho sakta.

 

Rahul Gandhi : Why are you asking me?  Do I look like I care?

 

Times Now journos:  What now?

 

Vineet Jain:  We are happy to gift Arnab to the  Nation.

 

Indu Jain:  Peace. Let the world be a place of love and harmony.

 

Barkha Dutt:  Oof. Where will he pop up now? But I don’t give a toss. (Quick, anyone know who’s funding him?)

 

Rajdeep Sardesai:  Ha! Let's see what he does with his own gig now! 

 

Meenakshi Lekhi, BJP MP: Never, ever, ever, ever write off Arnab.

 

Kanhaiya Kumar, JNU scholar: Arnab se… AZADI

 

Sambit Patra, Spokesperson, BJP: (With his forefinger held up) If I can make my point — a very sad loss.

 

Retired Pakistani generals:  Hmmph. Are we being put out to pasture? Those dollars will dry up?

 

Major General G D Bakshi:  Arnab! Take me with you!

 

Subramaniam Swamy: I shall feel deprived. No one to trade insults with.

 

The great Indian  advertiser: We had a great ride. But the returns were dwindling.  

 

CNN News 18:  You loser! You quit because of us?!

 

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