Tag Archives: Debashis Basu

Will Indian readers pay to keep their money safe?

For all the talk about the future being digital, the truth is no Indian newspaper or magazine (or website) is making money at the speed and in the quantum that publishers and promoters feel they are entitled to. Worse, no Indian newspaper or magazine (or website) has been able to generate the kind of content…

How serious is the trouble at CNBC & CNN-IBN?

Raghav Bahl‘s Network 18 group has restructured its business plan. Again. All the loss-making broadcast businesses—CNBC TV18, CNN-IBN, IBN7, etc—are under one roof, and the digital and publishing initiatives—moneycontrol.com, Infomedia, etc—under another. Debashis Basu writes in the personal finance magazine Moneylife that this is an old trick aimed at buying time and raising money by…

‘The endgame is near for both TV 18 and NDTV’

SHARANYA KANVILKAR writes from Bombay: Indian media houses, generally speaking, have been cagey in reporting the economic downturn and what it is doing to the man (and woman) on the street. They haven’t ignored it, of course, but they have been, let’s say, less boisterous than they were when reporting the boom. At one level,…