Archna Shukla


BARC, TAM Media merger is nothing but old wine in a new bottle
Sat, Aug 29, 2015

BARC was launched after a widespread hue and cry against the alleged inadequacy of the peoplemeters deployed by TAM to capture the correct viewership trends from across the country.

From Pori Bora to Mrs Mukerjea: The rise of Indrani
Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Indrani Mukerjea, as founder CEO of INX Media, made it to WSJ’s list of ‘50 women to watch out for’.

The ongoing FM auctions and the ‘pressures’ the PM faced
Mon, Aug 24, 2015

How is the new bidding process different from earlier occasions? What concerns were raised by the bidders?

Congress is looking at a TV channel overlooking TRAI recommendations
Fri, Aug 14, 2015

It is interesting to note that it was immediately after mandating Trai to make recommendations on the subject, that Congress had unveiled its aforementioned “launch TV channels” campaign.

Security clearance for broadcasters: The government is insecure about security
Wed, Aug 12, 2015

The government's argument that broadcasters need security clearance because they create content that can mould public perceptions is understandable.

I don’t like money, I like the idea of creating money: CEO Rahul Yadav
Sat, May 16, 2015

He claims to have made a dent in the Indian market already where he was a late entrant, coming in almost 7-8 years after rivals like and

TEN-sion rising over India vs Pakistan broadcast rights issue
Tue, May 12, 2015

BCCI is not impressed by the fact that the telecast rights are currently with Ten Sports which is owned by Subhash Chandra.

Latest from MoS V K Singh: ‘Media workers’
Fri, Apr 10, 2015

The EGI sought to remind him of the recent Supreme Court judgment on using derogatory language on social media.

Tracing Rahul Gandhi: For Cong, not knowing is ‘knowing enough’
Wed, Apr 01, 2015

Digvijaya Singh said Rahul would be back in action soon, and it was 'alright' to not know where he was.

To regain social media edge, Amit Shah calls meet
Tue, Mar 31, 2015

Shah is expected to chalk out a strategy to synchronise the party’s external communication in the meeting.

PM Narendra Modi takes ‘avid interest’ in DD, AIR, but both still headless
Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Prasar Bharati board also has over half-a-dozen posts vacant.

Essar Leaks: 2 journalists resign, third put on notice
Sat, Feb 28, 2015

Essar arranged cabs. English news channel Times Now initiated an inquiry against its Deputy News Editor Meetu Jain.

Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals rule roost financially among Indian Premier League teams
Wed, Feb 11, 2015

RR, incidentally, is the only team to have turned profitable from IPL 1, which it won.

Fringe politician with the air of a don
Sat, Feb 07, 2015

In the public eye, Sinh is known as a Congress leader and a media entrepreneur from the North-East.

I&B admits: It does a daily chai pe charcha with ‘autonomous’ Doordarshan, AIR
Tue, Feb 03, 2015

Sources said primary agenda of daily meetings was to plan, design and implement strategies to promote work done by government.

With ads and exchanges, the radio is where the action is
Tue, Feb 03, 2015

Along with dramatised 10-to-20-second clips, the BJP continues to exploit the oratory skills of Narendra Modi.

In the works, book on Modi campaign
Wed, Dec 10, 2014

Sources said that Modi felt he and his team ran an unprecedented election drive, the parallels of which were difficult to find even globally.

Explained: Squeezed in DD
Tue, Dec 09, 2014

On why the national broadcaster may not merely be going through the kind of journalistic bad patch that all news organisations dread.

Anchor’s bloopers at IFFI a rage on YouTube, DD probes ‘leak’
Sun, Nov 30, 2014

Fame followed but it was draped in ridicule.

In villages around Chautala, the family still has farmers’ trust
Wed, Oct 15, 2014

In 2008, Kumar was back tilling 40 acres of his land in Teja Kheda, a small village with a population less than 5,000 in Sirsa district of Haryana.

Politics to TV channels: Matang Sinh’s changing roles, fortunes
Fri, Aug 15, 2014

Two years ago, he made a failed bid to return to the Congress.

Politics to TV channels: Matang Sinh’s changing roles, fortunes
Fri, Aug 15, 2014

Incidentally, Saradha’s Sen also named Manoranjana as someone who duped him of Rs 25 crore in return of some shares in Positiv TV.

To rein in fraudulent advertisers, govt plans inter-ministerial panel
Tue, Aug 12, 2014

Government is contemplating setting up an inter-ministerial committee that will work closely with the ASCI.

With an eye for e-tail
Tue, Sep 09, 2014

Fund infusions by Flipkart and Amazon have set the stage for a battle for the country’s nascent e-tail space

Ministers’ personal staff: Ex-bureaucrats divided over merit of govt order
Sat, Jul 26, 2014

Former cabinet secretary and ambassador to the US Naresh Chandra said the order was 'direct, open and transparent'.

After dig at Modi, Akhilesh creates 3 Twitter handles
Thu, Jul 03, 2014

Unlike the Modi government, Yadav has, however, decided to keep his ministers away from social media.

Target 2019 takes BJP south, to turn vote gain into seats
Wed, Jun 25, 2014

BJP’s IT CEll and various voluntary groups that worked with it in the elections look at building a base in three southern states where the party’s presence isn’t strong.

Coming up, fresh chapters to bio by British freelancer
Tue, Jun 10, 2014

The publishers of Narendra Modi’s biography by British freelance writer and TV producer Andy Marino are set to add new chapters on his election campaign, the victory and his vision for a new and stronger India. “The revised edition of the book (Narendra Modi: A Political Biography) will be out in July,” said Vikas Rakheja, […]

After the victory, the new targets
Tue, Jun 10, 2014

Team that drove Modi campaign back at work, now on Maharashtra

PM likely to set up 10-member expert advisory board
Sat, May 31, 2014

Experts will include sector specialists, even veteran politicians.

It’s official: Reliance now controls news broadcaster Network18
Fri, May 30, 2014

RIL executives refused to comment on the new management that will take over NW18 and TV18.

PM tells ministers: Get on Twitter and Facebook, reach out, invite new ideas
Thu, May 29, 2014

The new ministers have been advised to use the microblogging site and the social media platform extensively for public outreach.

Rebranding Rahul
Sun, May 25, 2014

Archna Shukla speaks to the men behind the Modi Brand to see if the Congress could have done it any differently

‘If I knew there’s been no promotion for 30 years, no equipment for 20 years, I would not have taken up this job’
Sun, May 25, 2014

In this Idea Exchange moderated by Senior Editor Archna Shukla, Sircar notes that he was brought in to clean up the body.

Other winner: Today’s Chanakya
Sun, May 18, 2014

Pollster says numbers sacrosanct, bigger sample isn’t always better.

How I&B ministry milked DD, AIR for serials, bulletins on UPA schemes
Fri, May 16, 2014

According to the I&B ministry, DD and AIR were paid Rs 45.67 crore for advertisements and advertorials run under the campaign.