Figuring Out with Raj Shamani

Palki Sharma On The Dirty Reality Of Indian News Media - FO 110 | Raj Shamani

July 29, 2023 Raj Shamani
Figuring Out with Raj Shamani
Palki Sharma On The Dirty Reality Of Indian News Media - FO 110 | Raj Shamani
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Palki Sharma is an award-winning journalist and Managing Editor of Firstpost at Network18, India’s biggest news network with 20 channels in 15 languages and 700 million unique viewers per month. Her show Vantage is the most watched English prime time news show, with more than 50% of the viewership outside India. In today’s episode of figuring out, Raj talks to Palki about the state of journalism prevailing in India and explores the depth as to how news is manufactured. 

Sharma has interviewed world leaders & heads of state like Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohammad. She talks about the geopolitical importance India has globally and how India has gained soft power despite being colonised for decades. 

Watch this podcast to understand why we as consumers are also responsible for the kind of news headlines we get these days and what is the other side of the story. What is it that India is doing right and what can make us a superpower? Make sure you watch this podcast till the end! 


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00:00 - Introduction
2:09 - How Palki started her career with Doordarshan?
4:27 - How she got a job at Hindustan Times? 
7:15 - Why are aspiring jornalists reducing? 
9:30 - Have we lost trust in journalists? 
12:14 - What is missing in today's journalism? 
13:01 - How does news get manufactured? 
18:34 - Why does social media dislike news channels?
21:07 - Should government be regulating news channels? 
22:41 - How to make people watch good content? 
27:00 - How to build your personal brand? 
29:10 - How to get good at storytelling?  
30:11 - Geopolitics & India's international stance
31:08 - What is soft power? 
35:27 - How can India achieve cultural  power? 
38:58 - Is Europe truly powerful?
41:15 - What is India doing right & wrong?  
43:50 - Nothing can stop India now!
46:14 - What is new India?
50:07 - What moves India? 
51:35 - Most fascninating insights!
53:47 - What Mahabharata teaches us? 
55:58 - Conclusion

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