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November 20, 2010

Of Barkha Dutt and Nira Radia & A Raja…..Taped Conversation between Barkha and Nira establishes the unholy and dangerous nexus between Influential Media Personalities & Power Brokers and Politicians

I was intrigued why Arnab Goswami of ‘Times Now’ held up on screen the latest issue of Vinod Mehta’s Outlook magazine that has run a cover story on the Tapes that have the private telephone conversations between celebrated TV Anchor,also awarded the  Padma Shri, Barkha Dutt of NDTV and Power Broker and Lobbyist ( guised as a PR Consultant) Nira Radia…..he simply could not miss this opportunity to score over a rival channel NDTV and it’s celebrated Anchor,Barkha Dutt ! 

Click on to hear these revealing conversations…clearly establishing the nexus between the Media,the Power Brokers and the Politicians 

In late 2008 I had blogged post 26/11 on dangerous live coverage by the Media that included Barkha Dutt too, of the 26/11 terrorist strike in Mumbai…..she had a controversial reporting record too,especially her Kargil War coverage….revist this on

Mumbai Terrorist Seige : How even the Mainstream Indian TV Media Lost it’s Marbles !

Friday, December 5th, 2008 

Over Two Years ago too on November 4,2008 I had also blogged on the 2G Spectrum Scam…revist this at 

Conspiracy of Silence : The Officially sanctioned loot of Rs 60000 crs in the Telecom Sector ! …. November 4,2008

Two years later the past has clearly caught up with Barkha Dutt,Nira Radia and DMK’s A Raja as the 2G Spectrum Scam has been exposed by the CAG in full detail naming the beneficiaries….ADAG Companies,Videocon Group,Unitech Group and Swan Telecom among others….now the Supreme Court has even questioned our PM on his inaction and silence in this matter 

Yet I remain an Optimist….love being an Indian in India….always have

Cheers !  

“Fish where there are Fish !” says William Johnson, an ‘excited about Asia’ CEO Of world’s largest ketchup maker Heinz

Just heard on CNN Business,a delightfully candid take on exciting Asia markets by William Johnson,the CEO of Heinz, the world’s largest ketchup (tomato sauce) maker

“Fish where there are Fish !” says Johnson….I’m the Fish and am going to take this as a compliment……by 2013,20% of Heinz Revenues will be from Emerging markets…currently Heinz is shifting resources to emerging markets…”What evolved in the West is now evolving in the East” says Johnson….the world is becoming bi polar….”It’s great to be a CEO” in these times….learning to deal with governments and regulations in emerging countries is exciting….the consumerism with an exploding middle class is agggresively developing with prepared foods becoming part of daily diet… needs to localise products without compromising quality that made it successful in the West….. and have experienced local teams who know the pulse and ground realities

Have you tried Heinz Ketchup?…I have and am a convert… the fish that has got hooked on the Heinz bait !…..the taste and rich texture are simply outstanding….the ketchup’s got some depth… don’t argue with Quality….you Enjoy it……. Competitors Kissan and Maggi Brands are trying to ‘ketchup’ with Heinz but don’t even come close ….and try the new Imported Squeeze Bottle….fantastic….no spill when squeezing and no hint of ketchup on the round white cover nozzle after squeezing…..thankfully Heinz rethought their high pricing policy when they entered India a few years ago….it is now quite competititve….have introduced small sachets too….my club has moved from messy bottles to serves these sachets on every table….better quality….more hygenic…..cost saving as less wastage 

Those French Fries taste more heavenly with Heinz ketchup !…..secret must lie in the quality and consistency of the Tomatoes used

Cheers !  

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