By: Vaidehi Taman

ISBN: 9788119064908

Page: 93

Price: 299

Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism

Delivery Time: 7-9 Days


About the book

You must be wondering why the name of the book is “Newsmakers Achievers Award”, because this award event gave me numerous admirations and repute. My independent journey in to journalism was very challenging. While the Fourth estate in India was slowly losing its trustworthiness and veracity, I took the challenge of mentoring journalists and also acknowledging people who equally struggled to contribute to the society. Being a journalist In India is not easy. Entire media is divided into two groups, extreme right ideology or extreme left ideology. Some are hardcore critics of ruling party and its leaders. Some are staunch antiestablishment and other are blind broadcasters. They chose to become the mouthpiece of ruling party no matter how worst is the scenario. They refuse to talk about the policy failures, fiascos and lack of will. They even prove the wrong as right just to please leader lords. And the other sides there are bunch of journalists who love to only criticize. No praises or appreciation for ruling party even if they do something good. There is definitely something wrong with some of the Indian journalists, they lack balance. Being capitalist in nature can be too dangerous. Most media houses are owned by business or political mafias and they all speak what suits to their agenda. My newspaper called Afternoon Voice is independent and self-funded. But not knows to the masses because our reach is limited. We have provided an open platform to the column writers and citizen journalists. My newspaper is a vocation training center for aspiring reporters. This book is about those hilarious stories of sustenance of parallel media. One day my marketing team suggested me to do an award event to raise funds and that is how “Newsmakers Achievers Award” came in to reality with commercial intent but gradually it took an interesting twist by putting aside all those intentions of earning something out of it. Almost all the bigwigs of Maharashtra accepted this award for its uniqueness and trustworthiness.Each award recipient has a unique story to tell.
If I have to mention few names then that would be Shree Balasaheb Thackeray, Shree Babasaheb Purandare, Lata Mangeshkar Di, Asha Bhosle ji , Pt Birju Maharaj, Mandatai Amte, Shree Devendra Fadnavis, Shree Uddhav Thackeray, Bhaiyyu Ji Maharaj, Shree Vikram Gokhale, all these people have left us with beautiful memories.
The book is all about our independent survival and innovative ventures like “Newsmakers Achievers Awards”. This award event has become a bench mark in the era of commercial award ceremonies. You will find many award event invites on social media asking for nominations, when you approach them, they come up with entry fees demand. Honorary doctorates and awards are big market in India. People love to flaunt their procured accomplishments on social media. For that they can go to any extent to buy these trophies and certificates. We made this event very clean, we have learned to felicitate but not facilitate. This book is an overall view on India’s fourth estate and its good, bad and ugly experiences.

About the author

Vaidehi Taman has been a journalist for 20 years; she is the Founder Editor of Afternoon Voice and The Democracy. She is an accredited journalist of Maharashtra, who believes in fighting against all odds in the fourth estate, for which she has been bestowed with three Honorary Doctorates in Journalism. She has contributed significantly to society as an editor, ethical hacker, philanthropist, and author. In the past, she has worked with many major media houses such as The Times of India, Free Press Journal and Sunday Observer to name a few. She has three other best seller books to her name, Sikhism Vs Sickism, Life Beyond Complications and Vedanti- ek Aghori Prem Kahani.


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