Can we go beyond Google Earth / Wikimapia

November 10, 2008 by

ISRO is working on a project ‘Bhuvan’ which will map the Earth using Satellite. This will show images up to 10 metres. The first prototype will be available by November.


Google Earth                                     Bhuvan

Zoom levels up to 200 mt                  Zoom levels up to 10 mt

Single layer information                     Multi-layer information

Images upgraded every 4 years          Images upgraded every year

No alternate viewing options             Options of viewing on different dates

Uses international satellites              Uses Indian satellites



Economic slowdown and INX Group

November 10, 2008 by

Rumours are around that 9X media’s three channel properties have been sold to two parties. NewsX to Bhaskar Group and other two entertainment channels 9X and 9XM to Balaji Telefilms. Market talk is that the founders of INX media Indrani mukerjea and Peter Mukerjea [ former chief of Star] will be leaving the company. This new development if because of dearth of funds during this economic slowdown.

Balaji Telefilms was interested in starting pan Indian entertainment channels and regional channels for a while now. Is it true? With in days we will be knowing that. INX Group is having two companies, INX Media and INX News.


2008 Readership Survey report out

November 4, 2008 by

The Media Research User’s Council (MRUC) has released the Indian Readership Survey 2008 R2 data. In an industry meet on November 4, 2008. The data would be available with all players for their individual analysis on November 5, 2008.

The MRUC did share the numbers of the top players in the various reported languages, further divided in dailies and magazines.

Magazine readership has come down. But still India Today it the highest read magazine. For me it a surprise!!

Malayala Manorama and Mathrubhumi lead among Malayalam publications. Though they have both declined and are now 121.8 lakh and 97.1 lakh, respectively.


BBC chief quits, presenter suspended over offensive prank

October 31, 2008 by

See what happened in BBC Radio.

This should be a lesson for those who present Live shows in our Television anc Radio Channels.

BBC chief quits, presenter suspended over offensive prank

LONDON: The boss of the BBC’s most popular radio station quit Thursday over offensive on-air comments by two top presenters which have unleashed a
political storm in Britain


See lot of news about Newspaper innovation here.

January 5, 2008 by

See lot of news about Newspaper innovation here.

Live mint wrote a small article about Free Newspaper in Chennai by name ‘Ergo’. This is from Hindu Newspaper Group. Even big newspaper groups are trying to innovate. Good.

News on FM Radio Soon?

September 20, 2007 by

Soon we may get we can listen news while we move. Exchange4media says ‘News may be allowed on private FM radio under a watchdog’s vigil’.

“It’s looking brighter for the Indian private FM radio players who were fighting hard to get approval to air news and current affairs on their channels.”

Related stories:

Broadcast bill may look at news on pvt FM channels
I&B Minister rules out news and current affairs on FM radio
I&B Ministry open to allowing news and current affairs on FM radio

Source: exchange4media

Regular updates here after ..

September 20, 2007 by

Sorry, I was not able to update the blog for some time. Now onwards I think I can update it properly. Interviewed me

July 13, 2007 by interviewed me on the launch of You can read the interview here.

After Bangalore, Radio Indigo kicks off in Goa

June 29, 2007 by

June 29 2007: Radio Indigo, the FM venture of Rajeev Chandrasekhar’s Jupiter Capital, kicked off in Goa after launching its first station in Bangalore in September 2006. Radio Indigo is the only FM station in the country solely dedicated to playing international music round the clock, defying the admonition of marketers and media buyers.

Like Bangalore, the Goa station will also target the upwardly mobile, globally exposed, open minded upmarket listeners.

Speaking about the launch, Sanjay Prabhu – Director and Chief Operating Officer, Radio Indigo, said, “Goa has an inherited international music legacy. Radio Indigo will nurture that love for International music.”

Source: exchange4media

Yahoo CEO Terry Semel Resigns

June 19, 2007 by

Semel was replaced by co-founder Jerry Yang, effective immediately. Susan Decker, Yahoo’s head of advertising and former chief financial officer, was also named president.

Semel, 64, has served as the company’s chief executive since 2001 and will take on the role of non-executive Chairman, the company said in a release issued after Monday’s close of trading.