By Vinod Mehta
Vinod Mehta’s new booklet takes ahead the tale of Lucknow Boy, recounting his reviews within the corridors of energy in Delhi. His perspectives on Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal and the Nehru–Gandhi dynasty, and his interpreting of coalition politics and the numerous alterations ushered in by way of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, are expressed along with his attribute sharp insights, wit and knowledge. So too are his analyses of the sweeping adjustments occurring within the print and television media, and his pen photos of personalities resembling Ratan Tata, Niira Radia, Khushwant Singh, Sachin Tendulkar and Arundhati Roy. different chapters learn the inability of humour in our political existence, the altering aspirations of the Indian center type, and the errors and regrets of his existence. Peppered with anecdotes and gossip, each web page of this sincere, vigorous and irreverent publication is either illuminating and enjoyable.
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Soon, I would receive a ‘repro’ on art paper with the text. This would be stuck on a hand-designed page layout. All final corrections were made by hand on the art work. Close to my cabin were noisy printing presses which ran off one colour at a time—yellow, red, blue and black. It was a laborious, time-consuming and tedious process which would seem primitive today. But that is how I began. Extra care needed to be taken with the nude centre spread and the cover. Frequently, late in the evening, a runner would bring colour proofs to my residence for the final approval.
So, the end product you receive may be short on facts and high on joining the dots. Then there is the leak. I can declare without fear of contradiction that the fifteenth Lok Sabha was the leakiest in Independent India. All the other estates which go to make our democratic polity don’t lag far behind in the leaking league. India is a leaking republic. This drip-drip is a cause for celebration! Quite frequently, a correspondent sniffing around the corridors of power is dragged into the office of a junior minister (senior ministers leak directly to the editor) or bureaucrat and force-fed ‘exclusive’ material on the condition that it is not sourced.
You could call this gossip’s golden age. I wonder how much gossip might come my way when I am well and truly retired from the editor’s chair. Not much, I suspect. And where will I look? I hope I am not trivializing gossip as some form of subversive or pernicious or mindless dirt. Outlook’s match-fixing exposé began from buzz emanating out of the players’ dressing room, that our reporters chanced upon. Watergate began when two reporters heard rumours that a minor burglary in the Democratic Party headquarters in Washington was linked to a small-time official in Nixon’s White House.
Editor Unplugged: Media, Magnates, Netas and Me by Vinod Mehta