Corruption in Indian Media Exposed 3

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Indian Media Exposed

Nira Radia Tapes  and Corruption  in  Indian Media

Indian media was never impartial and unbiased. However, Media’s biasness towards corporate houses and media persons acting as the lobbyist for corporate sectors in the corridor of power and brokers of secret deals among different corporate groups started in the early eighties. Ramnath Goenka of the Indian Express can be safely called as the father of this trend. The way he handled Nusli Wadia-Dhirubhai Ambai tussle and started anti-Ambani Campaign was the first eye-catching example of media’s role in corporate politics and lobby. The recent tape of conversation between corporate lobbyist Nira Radia and two most admired journalists of India (Barkha Dutt and Vir Sanghvi) are the 21st century version of the trend started by Ramnath Goenka in 1980s.

The 2G spectrum scam is shame for the entire India which is planning to become an economic and technology superpower. More shameful than it is the involvement of Barkha Dutt and Vir Sanghvi in the entire episode. She is the same Barkha Dutt what an Indian girl studying journalism wants to be. She is the same Barkha who dared to cover Kargil. And, now come to Vir Sangvi who is famous for ruthless words against corruption in his column in the Hindustan Times. They not only betrayed the ethics of journalism but also slapped every Indian who thought and admired Barkha Dutt and Vir Sanghvi as the messiah of fearless and impartial journalism.

In the tapes, both of the journalists promised Nira Radia to lobby for A. Raja for the telecommunication portfolio in the UPA-2 Government. From their conversation, their proximity to the center of India’s power corridor is crystal clear. Can a person who is so dear and near to the queen bee of the power corridor write or speak against any wrong done by the Queen Bee? What does this imply? It implies nothing but presenting cooked stories that suit the interest of Queen Bee in front of billions of Indians who are still under the misconception that media is the fourth estate of democracy.  It is neither a good for Indian democracy or journalism.

3 thoughts on “Corruption in Indian Media Exposed

  1. Reply Journalism and Media Expert Jun 24,2011 11:21 am

    It’s a pity that journalists get greedy and tempted by bribery.

    This is what I think: The corrupt Journalist (or any kind of official, actually) may think he’s getting a huge benefit through corruption for now, but the fact is, he/she is NEVER going to make a truly successful and credible career, because of his activities. He may not be able to get a temporary advantage if he refuses bribery, but the advantage he’s going to get in the long run is HUGE. This is what separates SUCCESSFUL people from unsuccessful, greedy, and low life idiots.

  2. Reply Arun Kumar Jun 26,2011 12:23 pm

    If this is the state, how do you expect truth to come out? The MP who is investigating 2g scam himself is deeply corrupt.

    Addressed From:
    Student Reprsentatives of Adhiyaman College of Engineering

    Addressed To:
    Smt. MEIRA KUMAR, LOK SABHA SPEAKER

    20 Akbar Road, New Delhi – 110 011
    ACTION REQUESTED: STUDENTS REQUEST – DISQUALIFY DR. THAMBI DURAI FROM 2G SPECTRUM SCAM JOINT PARLIAMENT COMMITTEE & MP

    Respected Madam,
    We request you to remove Dr. Thambi Durai (AIADMK MP) from 2G spectrum scam JPC. Following reasons
    - We are students and college staff members in Adhiyaman College of Engineering (Address: Dr. MGR Nagar, Hosur, Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu, PIN CODE – 635109). Dr. Bhanumathi is our Chairperson (Wife of Dr. Thambi Durai)
    - Dr. Thambi Durai is a corrupted individual. In our opinion, he is not qualified to investigate corruption of other politicians.
    - He and his wife own about 10 Engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu and many other colleges in Faridabad, UP (Adhiyaman Educational Trust). Their value is Rs. 3000 Crore rupees, but his election affidavit hides this detail. Many in college management told that he gave false details to Election commission. Election Commission, please start investigation
    - Tamil Nadu state Government Education department stipulates Engineering colleges should collect tuition fees as per their ceiling limits (Approx. Rs. 45,000 per year). But Adhiyaman Engineering college authorities collect money from students at a double rate (Rs. 80,000 per year). Forcing poor middle class students to pay higher fees is a crime. We have evidence records to prove.
    - College Management prepares fake salary vouchers to show to UGC and AICTE. College staff is paid very less salary in hand. They are also angry about this cheating
    - Even when DMK was ruling, Adhiyaman college authorities were never afraid about the Government and still collected higher tuition fees. Thambi Durai has friends in DMK and he used to threaten in case of student complaints. How do you expect him to probe and bring out truth in 2G scam when DMK members are his friends
    - In DMK ruling, Thambi Durai and his Management involved in several corrupt dealings to receive Government aids and licenses. To change our college status (Government aided college status), college Management paid Rs. 50 Lakh to former Vice Chancellor Dr. Radha Krishnan. Later Dr. Radha Krishnan was arrested (corruption). One AICTE inspection member was also paid by Dr. Radha Krishnan. We have bank transaction details proof and willing cooperate in secret. This money was given to a trust owned by Dr. Radha Krishnan’s wife in Coimbatore.
    - Dr. Thambi Durai bribed many Vice Chancellors and Education Minister in DMK period. He is involved in many money dealings with them and he made two Vice Chancellors (Dr. Viswanathan and Dr. S. Kaliappan) to join his party (AIADMK). Vice Chancellors helped Dr. Thambi Durai in many approvals and licenses. No complaint about Adhiyaman college is never investigated by Education Department
    - UGC members and AICTE members are also paid in money for keeping quiet. Old Coimbatore VC Radha Krishnan knows all details
    - We have no trust State Government will take action. No action in DMK government and definitely no action in AIADMK government
    - Relatives of Bangalore Court Judge (………………………) studying in our college. Tuition is completely free for them. Everything is free for them. This Judge is handling some important cases related to MP Mr. Thambi Durai. Sometimes relatives of this judge stayed in our Guest house. He can even bribe Judges, and close the case. Very powerful person
    - He used many staff members and students to give money voters in Karur (MP election in 2009). 70 crores spent in election. Unaccounted money in Adhiyaman Educational trust was illegally transferred to Karur and distributed to voters (Rupees 500 for one vote, Rupees 2000 for one family). It is an open secret in college.
    Based on reasons, please remove corrupt AIADMK MP Dr Thambi Durai from 2G spectrum JPC and disqualify him as MP. Please start corrupt cases against him. Jail him.
    If no action from you, we go for hunger strike. Some of our poor students, .
    …………………………..
    ……………………………
    Respectfully,
    Student Representatives of Adhiyaman Engineering College & Management Staff
    Carbon Copy To:
    1) Mr. PC Chacko, MP, JPC Chairperson
    2) CEC, Election Commission of India
    3) 2G JPC Members
    4) Chief Vigilance Commission
    ……………………………………..
    ……………………………………..
    14) Dr. Subramanian Swamy, Janata Party”

  3. Reply do you realy want this Jan 22,2013 1:49 pm

    Is there any action taken on this of course there wouldn’t be any as if he is so powerful how can you expect that he wont bribe any of the person who has posted this letter with proofs.

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