Posts Tagged ‘Tihar Jail’

The ex-Zee journalist in the Anna Hazare show

18 August 2011

The TV and newspaper coverage of the growing anti-corruption movement has been singularly personality-driven.

In fact, it is almost as if there is just one man behind it all—the 74-year-old Anna Hazare—and the four five other civil society members giving him company on the Lokpal joint drafting committee: the lawyers Prashant and Shanti Bhushan, the former top cop Kiran Bedi and the former Supreme Court judge, Santosh Hegde, and the former IRS officer Arvind Kejriwal.

The Indian Express reveals some of the other faces and brains behind the campaign, including that of a former journalist of the Subhash Chandra-owned Zee News—Manish Sisodia–who was arrested alongside Hazare and was the first to come out of Tihar Jail on Tuesday night.

The website of public cause research foundation (of which Kejriwal and Sisodia are founder-members) also lists former TV news reporter Abhinandan Sekhri, who now writes political satire for NDTV shows such as Gustakhi Maaf and The Great Indian Political Tamasha, and Aswathi Muralidharan, a mass communications post-graduate who worked in a business magazine, as being part of the team.

Read the full story: The many faces of team Anna

Also read: ‘Zee News is the only news channel making money’

Prisoners without a name, cells without a number

1 September 2009

Outlook special correspondent Amba Batra Bakshi and Indian Express principal photographer Renuka Puri join hands to bring home the life and lives of the women behind the walls of the largest complex of prisons in South Asia, Tihar.

*Also read: Prisoner without a name, cell without a number

Tehelka: Hard time tales

Business Standard: Life behind bars

Mint: Behind Tihar’s pink walls

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