What’s in a name when it’s all about a soundbyte

24 August 2010

The veteran sports writer Nirmal Shekar in The Hindu:

A well known sportsman told me four or five years ago that a young television reporter chased him for half an hour after a practice session for an ‘interview.’ Finally, she got lucky and the sportsman obliged.

“OK, shoot,” he said.

“No sir, just give me a quote,” said the reporter, sticking the microphone perilously close to his lips.

The clever young man said something trite and insignificant but did manage to put a smile on the reporter’s face.

The parting shot from the reporter: “Sir, can I please have your name?”

Read the full article: Bathing in the banal

Also read: The arrival of a TV anchor foretold

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One Response to “What’s in a name when it’s all about a soundbyte”

  1. caligula Says:

    The reporter in question is now a prime time anchor for Times Now. The same bright spark once had a 15 minute long interaction with Chris Cairns, and ended the interview by thanking “Mr Ian Fleming”.


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