How much should you trust your teams? Should you micro-manage or risk their mistakes that could land you in a soup you don't necessarily want to swim in? What style of mentoring is the best form of mentoring? I find that to be a good mentor you need, first and foremost, to be true to…Read more Mistakes and Mentorship
TV people are stupid? They are limited? They are stuck in a time warp?
I scrolled through twitter with growing concern. I was dismayed to find that journalists and celebrities, some of who I considered 'sensible' and 'grounded', were leading the cheerleaders in armchair patriotism. How simple it is to sit with a phone in hand and send out some 'words'. How easy it is to forget that you're…Read more New Age journalism
'Television is not going anywhere!' 'OTT is here to stay. It will destroy television!' 'Theatres will no longer exist!' 'Why bother making movies for the big screen ...'. On and on it goes. As a viewer, when I watch a show, movie, event, clip, music video, recipe ... I don't care where I see it…Read more When the viewer speaks, do you listen?
It was 12.30pm. I sat in the waiting room, cradling my second cup of awful machine coffee, trying not to allow the annoyance to surface. I rescheduled my next two upcoming appointments and cancelled one other. There was little choice. The client was God or would have you believe they were. An hour after the…Read more Meetings & Etiquette
The early 2000s saw the launch and entry of the big ticket, international super formats into India starting with Who wants to be a millionaire (kaun banega crorepati) followed by music, dance, variety entertainment, adventure and cookery formats. India had never seen entertainment so scaled up, larger than life and dialed up with massive doses…Read more Big Ticket Non-Fiction – Survival of the Fittest?
Sticky content is often used in the television circles to connote a show that attracts and retains a large number of loyal viewers and builds new audiences for the broadcaster. In reality, stickiness has become so unsticky that its worth questioning if we need a fresh approach to clocking loyal viewers. The top parameters for…Read more Stickiness