The ex-Zee journalist in the Anna Hazare show

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’


  1. Ashwin

    “and the four other civil society members giving him company”

    Ahem, that should be FIVE others giving him company…


  2. oommen Joseph

    Kiran Bedi was not a member of the joint drafting committee

  3. This is a Real time win for all of us, as proud citizens of India. Who says our youth is weak. This peaceful and non violent protest showed how disciplined and ethical is our youth. This is a lesson for all the parties, where there’s always a loss of public property during the protests. The 12 day long protest with massive crowds has taught a good lesson. As Anna Hazare stated that this is not a complete victory. We still have a long way to go to achieve complete victory. The people of India is with you, Annaji. You have led us with the right leadership. I’m today proud to be an Indian.

    1. AntiAnna

      Victory yes lets celebrate with glucose and electrolyte powder. you are sure to find some lying near the stage at Ramlila Maidan..

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