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Demise of a media baron... Gay abandon in pricing Welcome thrust on trade in Modi’s foreign visits... Tax agriculture Intellectual of rare qualities Convulsions in The Hindu Measuring roof tops in terms of KW/MW WTO Meet: resolved to meet again Mersal magnified Quality education through the PPP mode Funding the un-funded Odisha: spectacular win by Naveen Patnaik Editor's Says Sri Lanka votes for change For whom the bell tolls? Cutting the nose to spite the face CRS, a jewel among managers, is no more. Permanent secretariat for TN GIM Medical costs hit the roof... Welcome focus on core competence Land reclamation from sea appears cheaper! Solar thermal shines… Paytm karo... Streamlining mandatory third party cover Delhi is distant… Dr C Rangarajan returns to Chennai Marketing expert Balagopal is no more No engine for this car Focus on quality of power - its only around 170-180V Delhi Chalo... Things happen by accident and not by design... 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When the President was rendered homeless… TN accounts for the largest recruits by the IT sector S V Raju – a ‘good’ true liberal
 
More heat than light

I remember one of the tenets of Hind Lever, that close association with media persons does not guarantee favourable promotion and that it is best to keep aloof. Several large corporates seem to believe in using their advertising clout for favourable projections. The Nira Radia tapes did reveal the attempt to build bonhomie with journalists from mass media but sadly exposed the unreliability of this approach.

Political leaders at the top rung are wary of mass media. They seem to follow the belief of large multinational like Hindustan Unilever that it is best to keep away from media except to advertise for product promotion. The repeated refrain of Rahul Gandhi on issues like women empowerment in his interview to Arnab Goswami proved disastrous for the Congress party. After her unhappy encounter with Karan Thapar for a BBC interview, AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa withdrew even further from media interviews. Narendra Modi had walked out of a Thapar interview when faced with a bouncer of a question.

Thus there was much interest in the interviews that Modi gave to television channels. A seasoned politician he is, Modi handled these relatively less known journalists with ease. There were the familiar questions on an apology for the 2002 riots and the response again has been on familiar lines. Modi handled the questions with consummate ease and was convincing in his response.

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