"Being in journalism (in India), one has to be quick in reacting to opportunities," Arnab Goswami told me recently. "You can’t afford to lose an opportunity as it may be the only one in your lifetime," he said. Even though the reason of the conversation was different, these words had a much deeper sense of connotation. For a journalist today, operating in the most challenging competition, to get the rarest of the interviews of the present times as an exclusive is next to impossible; especially, when the subject of the interview is someone who is known to reject interview requests at the drop of a hat.
As I begin to pen my thoughts on Bal Thackeray, I have already been abused by a dear friend for ‘farting’, in reference to a status I posted on facebook saying "All brides are beautiful and all dead are good".
Rahul Gandhi's induction into the Union Cabinet, as part of a bigger role, was the rumour of the month in India.
Why should a skirt or a sleeveless top wearing girl invite rape in India?
When I first heard about two journalists battling for life after returning from a reporting assignment in the Abujmarh jungles of Chattisgarh, from a journalist friend, I was left unmoved. In journalistic circles, while we haven't yet lost on our emotions, it's a proud feeling to see a fellow journalist excel at reportage from an inaccessible corner, especially when the reporter is still a cub in the field.
Kashmir has been a dumping ground for memorial of mistakes since India's Independence in 1947.