Tag Archives: Vinod Dua

‘Why Barkha Dutt needn’t return her Padma Sri’

Anurag Batra, editor-in-chief of the exchange4media group, in the industry journal, Impact: “Prabhu Chawla was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2003. What’s fascinating is that between 2006 and 2009, six journalists were awarded the Padma Sri: Sucheta Dalal, Mrinal Pande, Vinod Dua, Rajdeep Sardesai, Barkha Dutt and Abhay Chhajlani, and one Padma Bhushan, Shekhar Gupta…

Journalist declining national award is news

The following news item appears on the nation pages of The Times of India today: Journalist says no to Padma award Journalist P. Sainath, whose coverage of the agrarian crisis brought the prime minister to Vidarbha, has declined to be listed for a Padma award this year. Also read: Why Rajdeep, Barkha must decline Padma…

Third highest civilian honour for Shekhar Gupta

Only one full-time, working journalist has found a place in India’s Republic Day honours list for 2009. Shekhar Gupta, editor-in-chief of The Indian Express and host of NDTV’s interview programme Walk the Talk, has been decorated with the nation’s third highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan. Two others, veteran broadcaster Ameen Sayani and Nai Dunia…

Padma Shri VD, Padma Shri RDS, Padma Shri BD

Three Indian television journalists have been included in this Republic Day honours’ list, marking a coming of age of the medium in a country where print journalists have traditionally hogged the limelight. Independent television consultant Vinod Dua, CNN-IBN founder and editor-in-chief Rajdeep Dilip Sardesai, and NDTV managing director Barkha Dutt are among the 71 awardees…