News Anchors

Earlier I wrote about news anchors, but things have changed a lot since then. Many new faces have come in and old faces have disappeared. Faces like Nidhi Razdan and Zakka Jacob have gained permanence, whereas faces like Sagarika Ghosh and Sonia Singh have disappeared. Old faces like Barkha Dutt, Rajdeep Sardesai, Karan Thapar, have shown resilience inspite of bad times. And, Arnab Goswami has emerged as a clear winner. Few new faces like Palki Sharma and Padmaja Joshi are showing great promise, but some others like Vishnu Som and Anand Narasimhan just can’t overcome the anti-male bias. Some others like Rahul Kanwal, Vikram Chandra, Bhupendra Chaubey and Srinivasan Jain have accepted the reality of news business and have found their niches outside hot seat news anchoring. It is definitely one of the toughest job, and I think those who have retained permanence or gained/gaining permanence (including female anchors) do deserve what they get irrespective of what people might think.

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Ankur Mutreja
Ankur Mutreja is an advocate-cum-writer, and his blogs are amongst his modes of expression. He has also authored six books: "Kerala Hugged"; "Light: Philosophy"; "Flare: Opinions"; "Sparks: Satire and Reviews"; "Writings @ Ankur Mutreja"; and "Nine Poems"; which can be downloaded free from the links on the top menu.

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