Thursday, 19 July 2007


The art economising truth is best learnt from newsmen...
Check the NDTV and CNN-IBN websites today to see how. Both the news channels have tried to steal the thunder from each other over the Indian News Television Awards hosted by
In doing so, the writers of these plugs have tried to browbeat the reader into believing how their channel emerged virginally supreme in sullied waters of television news.
Check out the header of the CNN-IBN story
'CNN-IBN stole the show at the Indian News Television Awards Wednesday night at Delhi’s Hotel Ashoka where it won 9 awards including the Best English News Channel Award.'
And this is the NDTV header
'NT awards: NDTV India steals the show' (the story claims they've won 14 awards)

CNN-IBN, if you include the mother-ship i.e. the TV-18 group has also won 14 awards, matching up to NDTV babalog bandwagon that includes NDTV profit, NDTV INDIA and NDTV 24x7.
Would you guys call this a sweep? Aren't honours shared here? Tell us.
NDTV Correspondent
Wednesday, July 18, 2007 (New Delhi): It was a night of nights for the one man who has written television history in India on his own terms.
Not only did he get the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the medium, the channels that Dr Prannoy Roy heads - NDTV India, NDTV 24x7, and NDTV Profit - received 14 prizes at the first Indian News Television Awards hosted by The Best Hindi channel award went to NDTV India while its star anchor Vinod Dua was adjudged the Best Hindi anchor for the year.
Humlog bagged the Best Hindi Talk show award and Raat Baaki was chosen as the Best Lifestyle Show in Hindi. Jai Jawan won the Best Entertainment show award and Khabron Ki Khabar walked away with the Best Investigative Show award in the Hindi category. Special Report was adjudged the Best News Documentary, while Jeeto India Jeeto bagged the Best Sports News show.
NDTV 24x7's popular program We The People was adjudged the Best English Talk show and its host Barkha Dutt won the Best English Anchor award. India Questions Amitabh Bachchan bagged the Best Entertainment News show while Nandigram: Land Bleeds won the Best Current Affairs show in English. NDTV Profit's Shaili Chopra was adjudged the Best News Reporter for English.
CNN-IBN sweeps Indian Telly awards
New Delhi: And we have done it again.
CNN-IBN stole the show at the Indian News Television Awards Wednesday night at Delhi’s Hotel Ashoka where it won 9 awards including the Best English News Channel Award. Editor-in-chief Rajdeep Sardesai was adjudged the Newsmaker of the Year.
The channel’s news website won the best news website award—the only non-television award announced at the ceremony. For the young team of CNN-IBN, it was a perfect moment of glory.
“We have always maintained that all this is because of the great team that we have. I think we have a dream team,” Global Broadcast News CEO Sameer Manchanda said.
It’s a befitting recognition for a channel that over the last 18 months, has raised the bar for English news journalism. In the last four days, it first dominated the prestigious Ramnath Goenka Awards for excellence in journalism and now made a clean sweep at the NT awards.
The channel brought home the best daily newscast for India at 9, Best Investigative reporting award for I am Subba, and best news documentary for Missing in Action. The best sports reporting by an English channel went to Rudraniel Sengupta, best sports anchoring to Meha Bahardawaj, and the best business news show award for the citizen journalist show, Axe the Tax . “I think they have set standards. Not my show but other than that they have really set standards,” said Cyrus Broacha. “The channel has substance, quality news value. Whenever you want to watch news, you know this is where to tune in to,” said Congress Leader Rajeev
Shukla.CNBC Awaaz, won the award for the Best News Channel Promo, and CNBC's Hum Honge Kamyab won the Best Business Talk Show. Udyan Mukherjee won the trophy for the best business news anchor. For the TV 18 Network and CNN-IBN, it was a winning spree and celebrations all the way.
All the Awards For The TV18 Group:-
Best News Channel: CNN-IBN
Best News Website:
Newsmaker of the Year: Rajdeep Sardesai
Best Business News Anchor: Udayan Mukherjee (CNBC TV18)
Best Daily Newscast (English): 'India at 9' (CNN-IBN)
Best News Channel Promo: CNBC-AWAAZ
Best Sports Reporting: Rudraneil Sengupta (CNN-IBN)
Best Business Talk Show: Hum Honge Kamyab (CNBC-TV18)
Best Business News Programme: Axe the Tax (CNN-IBN)
Best News Documentary (English): 'Missing in Action' (CNN-IBN)
Best Sports News Presenter (Hindi): Darain Shahidi
Best Investigative Reporting (English): CNN-IBN ('I am MK Subba')
Best Crime Show: CNBC-Awaaz
Best Auto Show: Auto Show (CNBC-TV18)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Moral of the story... Beware of the word smiths...
Truth can be stretched... and even halved as in half truths.
There is nothing new in this. There was this guy in Nazi Germany, Goebbels(, who stated that if you repeat a lie often it becomes the truth.
He would say that only a good government can have good propaganda. Translate that to today's context it would read ... Only a good channel can have good mean ...publicity...hehehe

19 July 2007 at 15:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forget the Indian Telly awards... Ramnath Goenka (Indian Express) Excellence in Journalism awards have become a mutual admiration club of sorts for the Express group and CNN-IBN. How come excellent journalists exist only in these organisations. And is it a coincidence that the Dutt clan gets some kinda award "best journalist 2006" "best environment reporter"...

19 July 2007 at 19:30  
Blogger Pen Pricks said...

Anon 1 & 2 thanks for the comments

19 July 2007 at 22:12  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You scratch my back and I will scratch yours....

20 July 2007 at 19:01  
Blogger Pen Pricks said...

Anon 3: And then we could even use our tongues....

20 July 2007 at 22:21  

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