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DOWN SOUTH

Southside story remains a lacklustre affair
Judy Franko

Compared to 2008, the year 2009 has been a lacklustre year Down South, with relatively few new launches and only a handful of media companies going ahead with their hiring and expansion plans. Among these were the Malayala Manorama Group, which put on hold its GEC and youth channel launch plans, and several other national players.

Guest Article: The South still continues its struggle to get national recognition
Ramanujam Sridhar

The South has been and continues to be a poor cousin of its better dressed, more sophisticated Western counterpart. It is hardly featured in national media stories of the industry. The South needs to lift itself up by the bootstraps to get national recognition; it certainly did not take India by storm last year.