Monday, 29 September 2008

NIGHT OF THE LONG KNIVES: WHEN THE GOA EDITORS GUILD WENT 'PRICK' HUNTING

We ran a post sometime back telling you guys, how the Goa Editor's Guild which met on July 11, 2008 at the Goa Marriott Resort, contemplated the extermination of Penpricks. Here's an invite issued by the GEG chairman and The Navhind Times editor Arun Sinha.
This scanned hard copy of the invite dispatched to the rest of the editors in Goa (barring the TOI resident editor, who did not attend the meeting, because he was made a last minute inclusion into this 'elite' club).
The point we are concerned about, is the second one on the agenda, where Arun Sinha wants the editors in the guild to "'discuss' the 'tirade' against guild members by blog spot Pen Pricks". Sinha wanted to fire at us, using the collective bulk of the guild-member's shoulders to steady his rifle. Read the last para. Sinha wanted have a 'collective decision on the above-mentioned issues'

Don't ask us how we got hold of the copy. We aren't gonna tell, but one thing's pretty clear guys. Over the last year and half, Penpricks does appear to have rattled these editor buggers a bit.
Our criticism of the media in Goa and the dysfunctional editorial leadership has begin hurting these guys. And we are not apologetic about it.
We will continue to hammer these guys down, when they err. Hammer them with a hope, that the next time they are on the verge of making that mistake again, they will remember the beating they got from this blog.
Like Arun Sinha... From what we hear, a major grudge he has against the Penpricks, was when we published his mobile number in his own newspaper, as a contact in one of those shady massage parlour ads, along with two other editors.
How dare they print these ads? And this guy Arun, has the gall to complain to the rest of the editors
at the Guild meeting, that people still call him for a massage. Why did your newspaper publish an ad in the first place Arun?
Didn't your newspaper have any objection to the fact that the classified ad was peddling 'minor children'. Or is entertainment with 'minor children' is the 'done' thing when it comes to The Navhind Times journos?
The Goa Editor's Guild as point number three on the agenda states, needs a place to function from. We really have no issues against these annual editorial orgies behind close-doors, but to have the government sponsor a place for it, is not really in the right spirit. How much more are these guys going to beg anyway?
We also have a problem with these guys meeting at the Marriot's for these GEG meetings, especially when employees at the Herald publication Pvt Ltd are getting paid after the 20th of every month because the management claims they are short of funds.
No no, we understand that the editors did not foot the bill themselves. They must have latched on to some industrialist to foot the Marriot bill. Most of these Goan editor sorts are pretty resourceful that way. That's the only way they can survive, like maggots feasting on journalism's carcass.

P.S. The big story's still some days away

62 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear penpricks
herald management has no money all the time for payments.but i feel they have enough money to bribe and make people shut their mouth.and to top it all they have enough money to gamble and squander money in bars and clubs at various destinations.no money is a mortal lie they have enough money for their own pleasure.poor hard working ladies suffer and the folk who have a good time with them take the benifit.please ask them to pay on time

29 September 2008 at 13:33  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

P.S. The big story's still some days away.
Why only some days away?
Take another month. Don't say big story and keep us hanging for small fry.Your story better be worth the anxious wait. Next time don't harp about your exclusive scoops until you have a complete story. Fortunately PP is only a blog but not a newspaper or it would be more ridiculous than the Editors' Guild.

29 September 2008 at 22:45  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why is that the staff at the herald paid on the 20th.?when they can shelter crooks like m, and m and pay them through their hat what about the others. i think the hefty pay packets are only for arse lickers not for people who speak their mind.no money is just a excuse i meant mr m.d at the casino going high stakes.women in pillipines just do'nt on fresh air they too need doe.

29 September 2008 at 22:59  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear penpricks

what sort of journo training did you go through? Did you not learn that "the Medium is the Massage" and that "the Maid is to be Laid" and that "Goa is the gone case Global Village" and that "the Main Thing is the Miner"?

so what's your problem if in Goa, where "Sub Kuch Chalta Hai" like booze, drugs and sex, what is your problem if forget about the "feel a Goan" factor [er... have a look at the NT hoarding near G.M.C. if you feel I'm bluffing] why should anyone at all raise such a hue and cry if someone wants to feel a Bihari maid, forget about getting her laid - especially if she happens to be Minor?

c'mon penpricks - get real - what sort of world are you living in?

30 September 2008 at 15:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Penpricks, don't act like a kid. Nothing will believe in your cooked stories. Publish them in Gomantak Times Tuesday Tunes. That's the best space for you.

30 September 2008 at 21:38  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

penpricks please update us on the dreaded m.the case is settled is it.?i get to understand that mr r has left to pillipines. guess for his quota.meanwhile herald employees if you are not paid on time please make the most of it.let tombat keep barking.m and m busy fabricating lies as per bosses instructions.all the others run private advertising agencies and make your bucks .just use their resources deal with them just like the way they treat you.

30 September 2008 at 22:10  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 30 September 2008 22:10
You forget Tomcat is a cat and thus, 'mews' not "barks"!
Herald always pays its employees late as it first feeds its "white Elephant" - HCN!!
Right, Nisser???
Or did u get PAID??? (for your silence in the 'molestation episode')

2 October 2008 at 14:41  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hcn is as good as dead like big box .so why drape a dead elephant with finery .we need to bury it.

2 October 2008 at 22:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where the hell is the next post...eagerly waiting!!!!

3 October 2008 at 17:43  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey hedgy says penpricks getting sadistic pleasure and calls penpricks a mother fucker

5 October 2008 at 21:41  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon 05 October 2008 21:41
The Pricks are not sadists. it attacks those giving a bad name to the tribe.
Keep up the GOOD WORK!

7 October 2008 at 23:07  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

woof...woof...u at sleep

7 October 2008 at 23:28  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's your fucking scoop? Have youll gone limp?

7 October 2008 at 23:55  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he broke his ass bone. now hardon has gone off. positioned at 630

8 October 2008 at 01:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the censors at Penpricks have taken a break, else how come such vulgar language is permitted.

8 October 2008 at 14:13  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Penpricks mostly edits the comments. Hocome the bad words like fucking, bloody swine and bloody bastard and mother fucker are used. Penpricks needs overhauling.

8 October 2008 at 22:25  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, when's the new story coming up? Fed up of waiting.

10 October 2008 at 07:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

penpricks is selective in editing comments.

10 October 2008 at 17:05  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

penpricks needs monitoring.

11 October 2008 at 11:56  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is penpricks affiliated to the Censor Board?

11 October 2008 at 11:57  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who will police the 'police'?

12 October 2008 at 14:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ting.....tong

hello....

is anyone at home

ting ...tong

12 October 2008 at 18:50  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

according to me raul is sore pisso.

12 October 2008 at 23:20  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's up, PP? Gone into hibernation, or is it aestivation?

Or has someone got you and sent you into a comatose condition??

13 October 2008 at 19:45  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Penpricks ko sardi laag gayi, Aag Jaalao garmi ho jaayge.

14 October 2008 at 11:07  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check the publicity HERALD MAN FRIDAY SAVIO MONTEIRO IS GETTING WITH HIS PIX PUBLISHED ALMOST every month!!!
Even GFA president Joaquim hardly makes it that often.
Wonder if Savio is to be the next Goa Velha MLA???
With Raul not too far behind him, cnnot rule out possibility!!!
All you require is a CASINO SHIP in the Mandovi waters!!!!

14 October 2008 at 23:06  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PENPRICIKS IS HACKED!

14 October 2008 at 23:17  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OBITUARY:
Penpricks were trying to put their pricks where they shouldn't have and hence they've been eliminated. You can go on posting your comments on this godforsaken blog as it's open to all now. Use the most vulgar language, swear to your heart's content..think of it as flowers on penpricks' grave.

15 October 2008 at 00:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After Aires Rodrigues and Prajel Sakardande, it is now the turn of Penpricks and Minguel Braganza. Watch out!

15 October 2008 at 13:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

penricks,why you are sleeping this days.

15 October 2008 at 15:13  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Halleluaih! Pricks are DEAD! At last, Sinha has something to rejoice!
Wonder what happen to the other female running this blog, was she bitten by the GSWC???
Or maybe the tobacco haze from a tall lanky be-spectacled chimney!

15 October 2008 at 22:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WAKE UP!!
Hope like Aires you fingers are not chopped. This blog is losing interest as readers think you are biased to GT & TOI!
Check the rot there? What happen to Manjunath case. Has woman joined duty as promised by paper.

15 October 2008 at 22:58  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

penpricks is actually godfather himself if u read the name correctly - it is penprick 's'- s for sinha

15 October 2008 at 23:34  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are Babushaak bhile kaay kite re??

16 October 2008 at 05:13  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://goaunltd.com/

Sujay Gupta is the editor of Goa. Unltd. and a multi-faceted personality. Sujay Gupta has been a journalist for 21 years. Apart from reporting the political issues he has passionately written and planned campaigns on many urban, social and environmental issues.

Sujay has recently moved back to Goa where he writes for several publications in and is a media consultant as well and hopes to find NIRVANA. He of course thinks ‘Nirvana’ could be the brand of his own feni which he dreams of launching!


Detailed Bio:

Sujay Gupta has been a journalist for 21 years. Apart from reporting the political issues he has passionately written and planned campaigns on many urban, social and environmental issues.

Television:

For the last 1.5 years he has been the Bureau Chief, the functional Head of News Operations, Western India with NDTV. Most recently, he was one of the first journalists to report Scarlett Keeling’s murder in media. With NDTV he also worked on a much applauded series of stories on the popular WITNESS programme anchored by Sreenivasan Jain on the rampant rash of construction projects in Goa and how the new regional development plan for Goa that was completely unsustainable. This campaign led to scrapping of the proposed regional development plan. The government was forced to constitute another special task force which included peoples representatives to formulate a new regional plan, a first in the history of independent India.

Newspaper:

Prior to working with NDTV, he has been the deputy editor (Times of India), Editor Asian Age, Special Correspondent and Bureau Chief The Telegraph, Publisher and Editor (Gomantak Times) and Senior correspondent of The Statesman in the following locations for almost 16 years:

Times of India, North-East region and Mumbai: Political and social issues. He had covered insurgency in the North-East region of India extensively.
Asian Age, Mumbai: Infrastructure and urban issues. Scrutinized projects through investigation
The Telegraph: Uttar Pradesh: Political and social movements. He worked closely with NGOs on water conservation and anti-Tehri dam in Uttarakhand
The Statesman, Madhya Pradesh (MP) and Kashmir: In Kashmir, he reported for a year and looked at terrorism from a human angle. In MP, he was involved with Narmada Bachao Andolan campaign for 2.5 years
Gomantak Times, Goa: Worked with local communities across Goa for 2 years on following issues: water, roads, environment, child rights and trafficking
Essay

Money Tames Cricket by Soumitra Bose and Sujay Gupta. Published in Cricketing Cultures in Conflict, Routledge, UK
Magazine

Calcutta Skyline: Sujay was a part of the core team that launched Calcutta’s first city magazine at the age of sixteen
Education

University of Westminster, London: Media Studies and Mass Communications
St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata: Bachelor of Arts in English.

16 October 2008 at 19:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"THE END" 4 Penpricks now that NT editor Sinha has been vindicated, pricks should tender a Public APOLOGY or else stop the blog. it has become very disgusting with unedited vulgar langugae proving the inteelect capacity of the other pricks like the ex-Herald employee who was sacked by this paper.
Using the blog to take revenge on your enemmies is a new trend adopted by politicos in the state who now start NGOs to attack their rivals and also file false cases against them.

17 October 2008 at 22:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sujoy has HACKED this Website and the password is no longer secret.
YOU ARE WELCOME TO PRINT ANY TRASH YOU WANT!
This site is not being monitored or censored. The censor board is busy sleeping! GO AHEAD use offensive langugae, no one cares!
Pricks have lost their ethics as early success has gone to their head!!!

17 October 2008 at 22:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP, pen-pricks.

18 October 2008 at 07:17  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Penpricks, please forget of beating editors in your rubbish columns. Remember that you were kicked out by the same editor Arun Singh. Now that he has been vindicated, you should eat dust. You got one beating in Manjunath case.
By the way if somebody foots the bill of GEG its not your problem. There are not asking your father to foot the bill.

19 October 2008 at 20:42  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

isn't it ironic than that the last post relates to Arun Sinha shutting down Penpricks?

19 October 2008 at 22:51  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

abe, ab bahot ho gaya. aapko story break karna ab nahi jamega. blog band kar do!

20 October 2008 at 11:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess you are right! Whatever does puttting up Sujoy Gupta's CV here mean?

20 October 2008 at 11:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pricks have been "BOBITTED" else why no comments?
Please do not disappoint your avid readers/fans. Also the slanderous unedited comments make for disgusting reading. Do wake up!
Really when is the net post due?
Hope you are not out of station for the above post will complete a month next week!

20 October 2008 at 22:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

P. S. 30 days = "A MONTH"
365 DAYS = "A YEAR"
BUT "A LIGHT YEAR" = ???
SO WHICH IS IT?
PRAY DO TELL US SOON as the suspense is killing!

20 October 2008 at 22:50  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

penpricks your days of glory r over.

20 October 2008 at 23:49  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sujay Gupta,
what is *University of Westminster, London: Media Studies and Mass Communications* qualification/education?

Is it some Masters, Diploma, Bachelor or a PhD course?

21 October 2008 at 00:33  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JAAGO SONEWAALO, BABUSH JAAG GAYA HAI.

WO LONGO KE HAATH AUR PAAY KAATANE LAGGA HAI, NARKASUR FORM ME AAA GAYA HAI.

USKE KE BETO KEM SAATH, LADKIYAM, AURAT PE RAPE KAR RAHE HAI.

TEXT MESSAGING KARKE, MOLESTATION HO RAHA HAI.

AUR TUM PRESS KE RAKHWALE, KYO TUM SO GAYE HO?

JAAGO MERE BHAI, GOA GUNDA POLITICIANS GOA KO DESTROY KAR RAHE HAI.

21 October 2008 at 00:38  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pray do tell us if this blog is being shut down or was operated by Adv Aires Rodrigues, who is now injured? As this would explain the delay in updating the blog with the last posting being done almost a month back!

22 October 2008 at 15:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are koi nahe sunewala! Priks ka de END!! Antem sankar ke tayari kare. Mare gai he woh log, jo bole te so mar gaye! Pricks ka dusra naam -- remix ke baad!

22 October 2008 at 22:24  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could it be Sujoy who was part of the pricks before they fell apart?
Does anyone know the mystery? Why such a long silence?
The suspense is killing but has this blog been shut down by the authorities?

22 October 2008 at 22:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tuesday Tunes is worse than the fisher women gossip! Someone tell Ashley to stop plagirising like Robin. Wonder where he is now?

22 October 2008 at 22:35  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did someone ask Sanjay of TOI what happen at the party where he was present? He insulted Goans after a drink. If TOI want Goan readers, it must apologise to Goans or else all GOANS MUST BOYCOTT TIMES!

22 October 2008 at 22:45  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is the BIG STORY

Due to political pressure the pricks had break their pens, and shut down the blog.

24 October 2008 at 19:25  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All right,PP, uve bn forced 2 shut down the blog. But pls make an official announcement 2 tht effect. U do owe it 2 ur readers, right??

25 October 2008 at 20:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check the PRUDENT channel reportage of the Babush event. It went hammer and tongs at the poor guy all bcoz the channels' owner also mining industrialist Audhoot Timblo is fighting a personal battle with the Monosrrates over the Cidade resort.
It certainly helps to have a very pliant Sandesh Prabhudessai in charge to help run the show. Besides, the apple-polishing of CM Kamat was in bad taste when he has failed to achieve many a major task in the constituency and is now busy inaugurating drains. Instead of putting the state administartaion in order with crime on the rise and the kin of ministers accused of being involved in some of them.

26 October 2008 at 14:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where is Ashley maan!

26 October 2008 at 16:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please do tell us if these blog has been ordered to be shut down by the authroities?
Three cheers to this brave blog run by anonymous individuals?

26 October 2008 at 19:13  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the PP is closed ah? very sad, PP was the torchbearer of investigative journalism in Goa. Sad to see the premature death of PP.
RIP

27 October 2008 at 03:59  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi guys,
Did anyone ask where's Ashley???
He's here maan!!
Just wondering why Circulations of newspapers don't cross the quarter century mark... (genuine circulations at cover prices i mean).
Is it perhaps because newspapers chase every burp or fart that the Aires's of Goa let out and ignore the Sebys and Cheryls until such time as a certain Mr Parrikar accuses them of Naxalism???
Just a teaser to ponder.
Lots of Love,
It's Ashley Maan!!

30 October 2008 at 02:34  
Blogger sebastian said...

love this ovarian. his testicles keep getting recharged. probably it is in his gonads, like the flipper he is.

14 November 2008 at 00:12  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good show pp your childish ways today will take you places

15 November 2008 at 01:11  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please keep politics out of this blog and expose those dirty journos who give us a BAAAD name!!
Thanks young admirer.

26 November 2008 at 22:37  

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