On Monday, I received a call from someone whom, I am ashamed to say, I had completely forgotten about. Her voice was pleading on the phone: "Amritha, what happened? I have no electricity, the heat is unbearable, and I have nowhere to go. Please, let my story be heard by someone." My heart sank. This… Continue reading At The Hindu/At IBN: What do we owe our sources?
I thought they were going to kill him. As I was pushed toward the gate of his house and a Headlines Today microphone jammed into my face, I thought they were going to kill the two-time Oscar winner.I was standing outside A.R. Rahman’s house at 2 a.m. along with a mob of media persons, musicians,… Continue reading He comes bearing gifts for a nation-Jai Ho!
I'm at my wit's end. What makes news?? As an intern, my primary task at IBN is to come up with story ideas. It sounds simple enough, especially because this is what my job also included when I was working at AM850. The only problem is, here, in Chennai, what constitutes news for the large… Continue reading Viewer discretion advised
The political news reporter had apparently already set off an a shoot early this morning around 7 or 8, so I guess I missed her. But the CNBC correspondent, was in the office. Basically, she spent most of today teaching me and the other interns how things work and what we should be doing and… Continue reading At IBN: excerpts from my internship diary