Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Who's Who of Vista 2008

And the countdown continues and we can just feel the excitement in the air as Vista draws ever nearer. So we thought we’d take this opportunity to give the FII seniors a ‘much-welcome’(I’m sure) break from this ever so ‘annoying’ footage and give all of you a sneak preview of the Who’s Who of Vista.

First up, for all the devoted readers out there for whom no morning has truly begun without their copy of Mint, fresh off the presses and delivered to their doorstep, we bring you Raju Narisetti, Mint’s very own editor. This is the man responsible for keeping you abreast of the latest happenings in the business world. One of the highest ranked Indian journalists and with 13 years experience at the Wall Street Journal, his credentials are formidable indeed!

And of course, once the papers are covered, television can’t be far behind. So here’s a little something for all the quizzers…

  • Started his career as a reporter with Onlooker magazine
  • Been editor of Onlooker, Sunday Observer and The Daily
  • Joined Zee TV in 1992 as Head of News and Current Affairs

Any guesses? Inarguably one of the best known faces on Indian television, he’s earned the reputation of being the voice of the people. His show, Aap Ki Adalat, at 13, is the oldest on India news TV and has set new standards for its incisive and unfailingly memorable interviews. Yes, we are talking about Rajat Sharma, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of India TV, who will be right here on our very own campus in just a few short days.

But wait! That’s not all! Add the Executive Editor of CNN IBN and a renowned author, consultant and public intellectual and you’ve got the perfect mixture for an unforgettable Media Conclave.

Vinay Tewari, after completing Psychology from Lucknow University and receiving his Post-graduate degree in journalism from the Times Center for Media Studies, has risen from being a reporter with The Pioneer in Lucknow to being the Executive Editor of one of the premier Indian news channels.

To complete the quartet, we have Gurcharan Das, author of the widely popular India Unbound. And for those non-readers out there, you can also catch his column in the Sunday TOI and Dainik Bhaskar. To top it off, he has extensive experience in the field, so to speak, having been both the CEO of P&G India, and the Chairman and MD of Richard Hutchinson Ltd.

Whew! Quite an accomplished set! Enough to give some humble souls like ourselves a definite complex. But then again, where would you get such a chance to interact with stalwarts of the Fouth Estate? Where else but IIMB! So be sure to head down to Bangalore to catch our flagship media event and see these media giants in action, only at Vista ’08.

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