Wednesday, July 12, 2006


Rajdeep Sardesai's CNN-IBN has come of age, just a year after its launch and it has not only created space for itself in this multitudinous 24 hr news broadcasting but also seized some from others biggies like NDTV and Headlines Today much to their chagrin,while Aaj Tak still reigns supreme among Hindi News portals when it comes English News I think CNN-IBN is name worth reckoning. A clear story of how entrepreneurial leadership can do wonders.

It has very well designed website may be something that it has inherited from its parent CNN.More recently I came across CNN-IBN blogs.

Rajdeep Sardesai's Blog:Width of article is really commendable.Width as in area of discussion

Here are some which I found worth reading

1.No goal for India

2.My Friend, Mr Mahajan

3.Sonia's "Sacrifice

Sagarika Ghosh's Blog: The Cosmic Ceiling is surely worth a read.

Here's another interesting story.

Why Rajdeep Sardesai quit NDTV

Another channel India TV which was launched way back in 2004 is still struggling to find terms I guess.Sting'y' Journalism, chintzy and spicy stories can never be a long term strategy.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Holocaust Heros

The Holocaust saw many heros scripting great stories of courage, comradery and altruism.Here are some of them.

Oskar Schindler:Easily the most famous of them all courtesy Speilberg's brilliant movie 'Schindler's List'.He saved around 1200 jews by
having them work in his enamelware and munitions factories.

Nicholas Winton:Often called the Schindler Of Britain,he rescued 669 czech children from Nazi death camps.

Raoul Wallenberg: A swedish diplomat who saved many Hungarian jews from the holocaust.Often called the 'Hero without the grave' because he went missing after WW -II

Ruth Gruber: An American journalist who secretly escorted a group of 1000 jewish refugees from Italy to USA.

Alexander Pechersky:Hero of the sobibor rebellion

They are many more ofcourse but these are the stories I found interesting.

Here are some other interesting links:

1.WW-II Resistance movements.

The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority.