Sad. Really sad
Thank you Annie, for this revealing post. Excerpt:
Hindi India Today rep number 1 clears throat - Ahem! Sir, we were hoping to work with you; we have a proposal in mind...Read the whole thing.
Raghuvansh Prasad Singh - But I am telling you the Hariyali scheme has nothing to do with the union ministry.
Hindi India Today rep number 2 shuts laptop down, then restarts it and grins at me.
rep 1 - We have crossed 1 crore circulation, sir, did you know?
Raghuvansh - One crore? That is good news.... yes, but NGOs are the bottom of the priority list for projects.
rep 2 - Yes sir, much more than 1 crore. That's just the Hindi edition.
Raghuvansh - Hmmm. Good, good... Why don't you understand - I cannot clear this project because it is not a centrally sponsored scheme!
rep 1 - Sir, actually, we were looking at a VCD, that goes in free with the magazine... or a feature that would deliver your vision to the people.
Raghuvansh - my vision?
rep 1 - Yes, sir.
Raghuvansh - Great. Then go right ahead, and deliver our vision to the people. That is a good thing to do.
rep 1 - Ahem! er... ahem! Sir, we were thinking about a paid feature.
Raghuvansh - A paid feature? What nonsense! There is no such thing as paid-for news. We have no provision for it in our rules.