Rajdeep Sardesai quits NDTV
Well-known journalist Rajdeep Sardesai has decided to quit NDTV. He is planning to start another news channel -- a "journalist driven" channel. "I had a dream of doing something on my own. I have got an opportunity and hence I am utilising it", says Rajdeep. Of late Rajdeep was looking a bit stressed out and tired. In fact R and I talked about this after watching his interview with Prakash Karat, the newly elected CPI(M) General Secretary, some time last week.
A year ago, Rajdeep had casually remarked that all journalists have failed in some areas in life, so end up as a journalist. I guess Rajdeep wasn't cent per cent jovial when he said that!
Update: Rajdeep Sardesai's new venture is named Broadcast News. Speculation is that Rajdeep will be able to attract talent from several existing news channels. I don't quite like the name though!