Pankaj Srivastava who recently publicised his own sacking from IBN7 on Facebook, is the latest in a recent stream of senior exits from IBN7 and CNN-IBN. He was first sidelined despite his seniority and considerable news experience into vetting the thousands of daily stories which come in from the ETV Hindi channels. Then he was asked to resign, which he declined to do. Then he provoked them by sending the sms on the channel's Kejriwal coverage. No show cause notice was given to him, due process was not followed. He is going to court on this issue.
It certainly helps to sponsor an event. Quickly scan the profiles of the speakers attending the 2015 Jaipur Literary Festival and whether you are a V.S. Naipual, Paul Theroux or a Sarah Waters, they border on factual and inevitably downplay the author's stature. But the wordy profile of Subhash Chandra, chairperson of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Private Ltd., the main promoter of the festival, is an euphoric ode to the media man, straight from the company's PR office.