“I am a Rip Van Winkle who retired in 1979. I don’t see much of television so I have no right to comment. But I strongly feel Prasar Bharati must show its teeth. Hundreds of people have retired without promotions and the morale is extremely down; it is not good for Prasar Bharati. I was fortunate to have worked when media was respected and people were devoted. I was lucky that I was posted in Delhi when history was being made—during India’s Independence, the partition, when Mahatma Gandhi visited the studios and when Sucheta Kriplani sang Vande Mataram. I was there not as an eye witness but an ‘ear witness’ to most of the important historic events thanks to my job in All India Radio. I have seen war, earthquakes, riots and killings and nothing frightens me!
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