Roasted almonds, biscuits & tea for gang of five

The prime minister of India, Manmohan Singh, with the five newspaper editors he met for an interaction in New Delhi yesterday. Seated from left, clockwise, are the national security advisor Shiv Shankar Menon, Divya Marathi editor Kumar Ketkar, Nayi Duniya editor Alok Mehta, the PM’s media advisor Harish Khare, The Tribune editor Raj Chengappa, PTI editor M.K. Razdan, Business Standard director and the president of the editors guild of India, T.N. Ninan, and PM’s secretary T.K.A. Nair.

Photographs: courtesy Press Trust of India

Also read: The preliminary transcript; The PM’s opening remarks

POLL: Is the PM right about the Indian media?


  1. Mackintosh

    Who are you referring to as “gang of five”? The editors? Are you implying that they have a common agenda, or is the phrase just another case of taking liberties with language?

  2. I counted. There are nine in the photograph. Probably four are on austerity drive. By the way is it an editors meet, or meeting of ‘Free Mas’ under oath of secrecy?

  3. The PM has not said anything new other than what he said in his last press briefing. Those editors who were not invited are understandably peeved.

  4. Mysore Peshva

    Nice! I hope they had toasted fig leaf prime minister with their tea.

  5. Selena

    Haha nice pics.

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