Anant Pai, Founder-Editor of Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle Comics, passed away yesterday in Mumbai. A few generations of Indians, including Pradyuman Maheshwari, as he writes in this tribute, owe their knowledge of history to the animated work of the comic books.
As they get set to announce their new look, Star Plus hopes it will cement its place on the top and for Bloomberg UTV it’s a good, strong attempt to get there. But for any change to be meaningful, it’s got to be beyond logos and colours, writes Pradyuman Maheshwari.
It’s a problem of the business model, not news, said Google CEO Eric Schmidt five years after News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch spoke at the same gathering – the annual convention of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Pradyuman Maheshwari believes that the opportunity is right for Indian publishers to cash in.
No, I am not going to write about the Abbys and how they have been tainted thanks to the leaks. There are three more days ahead to talk about them, even though the fact that they have leaked for three consecutive years indicates a problem that needs some urgent attention. But it’s Day 1 of Goafest and the day when the creme de la creme of Indian ad and medialand assemble to attend the Industry Leadership Conclave.