Point Blank with Rajdeep Sardesai

Sunday, 16 May 2010 05:30 Written by  Published in Point Blank Show

In this podcast, Rajdeep Sardesai takes us back to his school days and talks passionately about his cricket, table tennis and quizzing before drifting into journalism after studying Law at Oxford University. His dad, Dilip Sardesai, comes to life in the conversation when Rajdeep talks fondly about the values that he grew up on.

Rajdeep started his career at a time when Television was yet to make its debut and in his words, 'Journalism wasn't as glamourous as it is today. There was a lot of drudgery involved.' Rajdeep reasons out why the quality of modern journalism has been in decadence. Yet he is hopeful that this only presents an opportunity for some interesting stories to be told. He believes that news channels will soon be judged on their credibility and integrity and not on how much noise they  can make. He also uses strong words against the 'Quick Fix' journalism that Indian media indulges in under the veil of "investigative journalism."

Like an experienced test match opening batsman, Rajdeep Sardesai plays it safe in the "V" until the 9th minute and then cuts lose without mincing words in the slog overs right until the last minute.

You can follow Rajdeep on Twitter @SardesaiRajdeep. If you think you can help by contributing your bit or have an opinion on this conversation, please comment below or call us at +91 9619134636 any day of the week and any time of the day. We'd be glad to hear from you!

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