MEDIA WATCH BRIEF
This government's reluctance to interact with journalists is leading to bizarre situations. This story says last week a journo (apparently from Mint) sat through a closed-door meeting between Power minister Piyush Goyal and state power ministers, in the guise of an event manager, leading to CCTV cameras now being installed in the power ministry corridors. Why would you let event managers into ministerial meetings? And what will desperate journalists do next?
On July 5 this year Kajal Basu posted on Facebook that he was taking over as editor of Tehelka. Now he's quit. Its part owner K D Singh has not found a buyer for his stake in the company. Ten months after the magazine's fortunes went into a tailspin with the sexual assault allegations against Tarun Tejpal, a return to stability continues to elude the brand.
Deepika Padukone has blasted the Times of India for tweeting a video with a headline "OMG; Deepika Padukone's cleavage show" on Twitter. The actor tweeting from the handle has retorted by positing a series of tweets "Supposedly India's 'LEADING' newspaper and this is 'NEWS'!!?? She goes on to say: "Dont talk about Woman' .. more>>