power rules at NDTV and it shows! Right from the red
'bindi' in the logo of the channel which has immortalised
Radhika Roy's fetish for red bindis to the most popular
face on television - Barkha Dutt
it's the regime
of the "better" sex all the way!
Roy - wearing the pants at NDTV?
an organisation NDTV is committed to one cause - to
use its experience, expertise, technology and reach
to create unparalleled coverage of the latest domestic
and international news and entertainment for viewers.
To start with, Dr Prannoy Roy's media shy wife Radhika
Roy has a hands-on say in most of the happenings that
go on behind the scenes and on screen too! Radhika,
who wears the executive producer's hat at the channel,
is seen as a liberal and progressive lady by most.
Also very encouraging to her colleagues, Radhika sure
wears the pants in the organisation.
Singh - Decaf is the secret of her energy!
editor Sonia Singh is an NDTV veteran. In almost a
decade of news reporting, Singh has interviewed the
country's top politicians and stars. As anchor of
the 9 o'clock News, Singh has won critical acclaim
from both critics and viewers for her work. Decaf
is what helps this gal keep pace with her hectic schedule.
Dutt - Here's one who knows her mind!
woman who doesn't need any introduction is Barkha
Dutt. Most remembered as the outstanding face of journalism
during the Kargil war, Dutt is senior editor at NDTV.
Her motto in life is, "Be willing to be unpopular
as it makes your reporting more honest." Full
of grit and gusto, here's one woman who knows her
mind! Her fearless coverage of the Gujarat riots added
a few more laurels to her already full kitty. Well
it's not at all surprising that this gutsy journo
loves to work through the night.
Razdan - My Daddy strongest!
Razdan is another popular (and pretty) face on NDTV.
She joined NDTV in 1999 and has grown with the organisation.
Covering the Gujarat earthquake, Kashmir issues, politics,
Kandahar plane hijack, the UK elections and many more,
Razdan has earned quite a name for herself at a young
age. What's the one thing that this young lady would
like to change about television as far as news channels
are concerned? Razdan quips, "I wish they wouldn't
sensationalise news. Getting news first is important
but getting it right is even more important."
While in the news business it's a done thing to get
used to the phrase 'Breaking News' as one comes across
it every day
Here's one who hates the phrase!
"Breaking news is not something that keeps happening
every five minutes unlike in our country. News of
any magnitude is made into breaking news these days.
But I think it will change very soon in our country,"
foresees Razdan. She unwinds from her hectic schedule
by watching TV and is addicted to news apart from
sitcoms like 'Will and Grace'. Here's one who dotes
on her dad NK Razdan (Press trust of India editor-in-chief),
who's her biggest critique and guide.
Kulpati - Making her family proud!
Nidhi in the organisation is Nidhi Kulpati. One of
the most popular Hindi anchors, Kulpati has carved
a niche for herself in Indian television journalism
by producing and directing the country's first metro
based news programmes. What with the media business
thriving, women are sure going places. Gone are the
days when the only recognizable face in the news business
was Doordarshan's yesteryears hostess Salma Sultan.
Tewari- Petite yet strong!
lady in NDTV's brigade is Rupali Tewari. She joined
NDTV in 1996 and has been an asset to the company
in more ways than one. Comfortable the entertainment
and the political genre of news, Tewari is also an
accomplished sports woman. Don't let her fool you
with her petite looks!
- Head held high!
is another known face on NDTV. From print journalism
to broadcast journalism, this lady's come a long way.
An anchor of several prime time shows, Naghma has
also worked with the United Nations Population Council
and the Centre for Social Research (CSR) - an NGO
which focuses on women issues.
Deo - Pocket size dynamite
Mandira Bedi made noodle straps intrinsic to cricket
commentary during the World Cup last year; NDTV's
Sikta Deo gained popularity with her scoops on the
match-fixing in cricket and her determination to get
to the root of the controversy! When she's not in
the studio, she's busy reporting from the field on
politics, elections and the people that dominate both!