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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Did you miss BBC’s Hard Talk show last week?

Thanks to Zoo Station, I discovered that the BBC site has the videos of the all the “India Week” Hard Talk shows (sans the advertisements). The talk show featured the following guests last week -

N.R.Narayana Murthy
Varun Gandhi
Brinda Karat
P. Chidambaram
Aishwarya Rai

I just finished watching the Hard Talk show that featured P Chidambaram. Our FM was almost cornered when the topic of ‘Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme’ came up. It’s always a pleasure listening to PC and I eagerly look forward to his Thirukural references in his budget speeches.

At a time when most of the news channels are looking at online revenue models, it is good to know that BBC is providing free access to these interviews. I googled to check whether Karan Thapar’s heated Hard Talk India show was available online and I managed to catch the ‘It was not a pleasure to meet you’ interview once again.


  • that was an nice interview which i missed thanx for the link

    By Blogger Nagu, at 12:09 PM  

  • Somehow is doesnt run for me... says the file cannot be opened or something.. is there any tech wizardry required?

    By Blogger Nirav, at 5:24 PM  

  • but bbc doesnt run on revenue from ads etc right so they can afford to give out things free

    By Blogger Prerona, at 8:11 PM  

  • Thx for the post mike, really enjoy the show! Never knew i could get it online...

    By Blogger Chennai chatter, at 9:00 PM  

  • Thx for the link. will watch it over the wkend !

    By Blogger Cogito, at 10:32 PM  

  • Thanks for the links ! Jayalalitha did seem a rational person. Clearly, it seemed Thapar was biased towards DMK and was regurgitating whatver the slimy press was publishing.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:06 AM  

  • @Nagu, Chennai Chatter and Cogito,
    U r welcome

    No tech wizardry required. Just see it using Real Player

    what surprises me is the fact that they are using space and bandwidth to load all old archives

    I don't think Karan Thapar was biased. He was just quoting from media reports.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 5:34 PM  

  • ya - but their whole philosophy as an entity i think is influenced by the fact that they are not revenue driven. they dont have to do the 'right thing' or the most profitable thing

    By Blogger Prerona, at 1:51 AM  

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