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Soumalya Santikari

Principal Copy Editor

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Having started off as a sports scribe, I made the sobering transition to business journalism in 2014. Always up for belling the cat.

India's top PSUs yet to name women directors as Sebi deadline nears

BUSINESS

India's top PSUs yet to name women directors as Sebi deadline nears

In May 2018, Sebi said the top 1,000 listed companies must have at least one woman independent director by March 2020.

The man behind the sky-rocketing value of BCCI broadcast rights

BUSINESS

The man behind the sky-rocketing value of BCCI broadcast rights

His audacious bid of Rs 2,775 crore in the March afternoon in 2006 will go down in history as the reason behind the stupendous rise in value of BCCI's broadcast rights.

This one issue may just make your 'Udan' go for a toss

BUSINESS

This one issue may just make your 'Udan' go for a toss

Complaints about sudden cancellation of flights or change in schedules without adequate notice, are on the rise. Harried passengers are sometimes forced to cancel their tickets or alter travel plans.

Digitisation and flux in print media gnawing away at existence of railway book stalls

INDIA

Digitisation and flux in print media gnawing away at existence of railway book stalls

Newspaper stalls and vendors are an important cog in the newspaper industry, but they have never been able to reap benefits from the existence of an independent and sustainable media ecosystem

Betting in cricket: A look at how technology has played the role of a catalyst – Part 3

CRICKET

Betting in cricket: A look at how technology has played the role of a catalyst – Part 3

In the third and final part of the series, we delve into the use of technology by the cabal of the betting world.

Betting in cricket: Legalisation not the solution, says former top cop who busted match-fixing scandal of 2000 — Part 2

CRICKET

Betting in cricket: Legalisation not the solution, says former top cop who busted match-fixing scandal of 2000 — Part 2

Neeraj Kumar, the former head of BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit, explains how difficult it is to put a leash on betting activities in the country unless the laws against betting and match-fixing are strengthened.

Betting in cricket: Stakes skyrocket in India’s dark playgrounds this World Cup – Part I

CRICKET

Betting in cricket: Stakes skyrocket in India’s dark playgrounds this World Cup – Part I

Industry body FICCI has estimated India’s illegal betting market at over Rs 3,00,000 crore, which is about the size of India’s defence budget.

Why we won't see another Harsha Bhogle in the near future

SPORTS-TRENDS

Why we won't see another Harsha Bhogle in the near future

Despite cricket’s craze in the country, no one apart from Bhogle has been able to make the cut as a top-notch commentator/analyst.

Time for Indian broadcasters to smell the coffee as Facebook bags La Liga rights for Indian sub-continent

BUSINESS

Time for Indian broadcasters to smell the coffee as Facebook bags La Liga rights for Indian sub-continent

Star India and Sony Pictures Networks India, which used to jostle with each other to get hold of the biggest sports properties, now have a bigger and more powerful entity to deal with

FIFA World Cup 2018: Strong viewership, passion for the beautiful game make it a winning property

BUSINESS

FIFA World Cup 2018: Strong viewership, passion for the beautiful game make it a winning property

Incumbent rights holder Sony Pictures Networks is expecting viewership to cross 100 million this season.

Fox 2.0: Lachlan Murdoch’s ascension could mean new offerings for Indian viewers

BUSINESS

Fox 2.0: Lachlan Murdoch’s ascension could mean new offerings for Indian viewers

Rupert Murdoch’s fascination with news business has been well-documented and the only stumbling block has been the FDI rules

Deconstructing Indian airlines' fascination with expats and foreigners for top job

BUSINESS

Deconstructing Indian airlines' fascination with expats and foreigners for top job

Ghosh was probably the only Indian who stood out in a crowd of foreigners and expats calling the shots in the Indian skies

Career planning: Don’t feel worked up because you entered workforce during a trough

BUSINESS

Career planning: Don’t feel worked up because you entered workforce during a trough

The perception of a safe and well-paying job has undergone a holistic change. So, how does a professional brace for this onslaught?

Why viewers in India will continue to be caught in the crossfire between broadcasters and DTH operators

BUSINESS

Why viewers in India will continue to be caught in the crossfire between broadcasters and DTH operators

The recent spat between Airtel Digital TV and Star India over subscription fee hike just before the start of the Indian Premier League is emblematic of the morass the Indian broadcasting distribution structure finds itself in.

BCCI media rights: Facebook, Google may spoil the party for Star and Sony

CRICKET

BCCI media rights: Facebook, Google may spoil the party for Star and Sony

Also in the fray – for digital rights – is Reliance Jio. Jio had earlier snapped up rights of sporting events such as the Winter Olympics and the Carabao Cup final.

Why BCCI's media rights bid is likely to be hard-fought

BUSINESS

Why BCCI's media rights bid is likely to be hard-fought

With the BCCI media rights once again up for grabs, sports broadcasters are once again gearing up for a competitive bidding battle.

5 events that changed the media and entertainment space in 2017

BUSINESS

5 events that changed the media and entertainment space in 2017

The year 2017 will always be remembered as an epoch-making one for the media and entertainment sector worldwide, courtesy the Disney-Fox deal, which is bound to change the landscape of the industry across the globe.

Online viewing comes of age in 2017: Five Indian web series that you should watch

BUSINESS

Online viewing comes of age in 2017: Five Indian web series that you should watch

After Indian audiences took to online streaming in a big way last year, Indian OTT players like Hotstar and Voot made hay while the sun shone in 2017 with some exciting new content specially designed for new-age viewers.

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