Daily Archives: 26 November 2008

Behind a very successful face there is a woman

Prannoy Roy‘s NDTV (New Delhi Television) turned 20 years old yesterday, and the channel’s best known face used the occasion to pay a rich and heart-warming tribute to its least known one: co-founder and life partner, Radhika Roy, with a clip from The World This Week, which made its debut as a half-hour show on November 25, 1988, on India’s national broadcaster, Doordarshan.


India’s northeast is a graveyard for journalists

Over two dozen journalists have been killed in India’s northeastern states by separatist militants, and coal and timber mafia, since 1992. The worsening situation this week which saw two journos in Assam and Manipur meet their end, resulted in India’s prime minister Manmohan Singh call for added protection. But local observers feel that this is going to do nothing to improve working conditions for journalists in the region.