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MediaMove1Alexander Mathew makes a move to BloombergQuint as Principal Correspondent. He was associated with Cogencis Information Services Ltd. since 2011 as Reporter, Correspondent, and later as Senior Correspondent, and CNBC-TV18 as Senior Correspondent. Mumbai based Alexander can be reached @alexandermats.
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» Kudos to Mridu Bhandari for joining Network 18 media and investment as Editor covering SMEs & Startups. She had her previous stints with ET Now in 2008 as Associate Producer and Deputy Editor, and CNN IBN as Senior Correspondent. Connect with Noida based Anchor, TV Content Strategist, and Ramnath Goenka Awardee at @mridubhandari.

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MoversShakers-Image24.5.16Sanjay Pugalia moves on from Network 18 where he was the Editor-in-Chief of CNBC Awaaz and CNBC Bajar. He had his previous stints with Star News, Zee News, Aaj Tak, Navbharat Times, Business Standard, and BBC Radio. Mumbai based Sanjay can be reached @sanjaypugalia. » Dennis Marcus Mathew embarks on a new endeavor joining Telangana Today as Assistant Editor. He was previously associated with The Hindu, The New Indian Express, and Deccan Chronicle. Hyderabad based Dennis can be reached @dennismarcus. » Co-Managing Editor of Tech in Asia, Malavika Velayanikal gets promoted as India Editor and covers technology startups. She has been associated with Tech in Asia since 2014 as Business & Technology Editor and later as Head of India operations. Previously she worked with YourStory Media, DNA, The New Indian Express, and Express Publications Madurai Ltd. Bangalore based Malavika can be reached @vmalu

Project P’s A-Team

MediaWatch-Image12.4.16Panama Papers, codenamed internally as Project Prometheus, had The Indian Express as the reporting partner from India. Led by Ritu Sarin, also a long-time member of ICIJ, the three member Delhi team was privy to the actual investigations. 22 journalists from state bureaus were also a part of the team from Indian Express. Sarin and team, P. Vaidyanathan Iyer and Jay Mazoomdaar, spill the beans on the secret project in a tell-all to The Hoot. » Network 18’s English news channel, CNN-IBN, to get a new identity. In the first major change under Mukesh Ambani’s ownership, the channel will be rebranded as CNN News18 from 18th April 2016. Fresh shows are also lined up for the channel’s new look. » Piyush Pandey and Rajat Sharma to join the recently constituted committee for content regulation in government advertising. To be chaired by BB Tandon, former Chief Election Commissioner of India, the three member committee will be operational from Delhi for an initial tenure of two years. Read more. » The King of Good Times is no longer a partner for NDTV Good Times. After their contract with Kingfisher (UB Group) ended on March 31st, NDTV is on the lookout for a new anchor advertiser for their lifestyle channel. The channel has already removed the Kingfisher bird from its logo. » One of India’s five ABCs (Accredited Business Communicator), with about two decades of Corporate Communication experience, Saima Sharif has embraced her entrepreneurial side. She announces the launch of Crimson Communicare LLP, an integrated internal communications agency. “We provide end-to-end solutions for all Internal Communication needs – from measurement to Strategy to Ideation to Execution,” she said. Read more about Crimson’s integrated approach to internal communication here.

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MoversShakers-Image29.3.16Congrats to Mukund Padmanabhan for joining The Hindu as Editor. He was previously with the Hindu Business Line and The Indian Express. Chennai based Mukund can be reached @muk22. And Raghavan Srinivasan joins The Hindu Business Line as Editor. New Delhi based Raghavan  can be reached @srinivasanravi. » Rahul Koul joins BioVoice News as Chief Editor. He was previously with MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications and CyberMedia. Rahul has won BioSpectrum Best Person of the Year—Silver and Gold Awards in Journalism, in 2010 and 2011. New Delhi based avid traveler and writer can be reached @Rahipoet. » Anil Uniyal steps down from Network 18. He was earlier associated with Forbes India as its CEO and was the CEO of Network18’s Business channels – CNBC TV 18 and CNBC Awaaz, responsible for strategic, financial and operational management.

Flocking Together

MediaWatch-Image05.02.16India Today TV showcases town halls on Twitter. Town halls let twitter followers tweet questions to which the guests respond on the show.  Shah Rukh Khan and Kamal Hassan have already featured as guests, the third episode in the series featuring Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will be aired this week-end. The exclusive partnership will also extend to Aaj Tak for relevant guests. » Network18’s News18.com all set to woo Hindi speaking viewers in a brand new dynamic avatar. Rebranded as Pradesh18.com, the responsive website will be available in 5 regional languages. » Prasar Bharti and MIB seemed to be singing different tunes with regards to pushing the public broadcaster’s content directly from TV to mobile, and creating a technology “ecosystem” for the same. At an event where Prasar Bharti CEO Jawahar Sircar and MIB Special Secretary J S Mathur were both present, read what they had to say. » Janardhan Jadhav’s ‘Jai Bhim, Jai Bharat’, a Marathi play, received 19 cuts on the censor board’s chopping table. Depicting a fictional conversation between Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and Mahatma Gandhi, referencing Dalit deaths in Mumbai in 1997 and 2006, the play could “stoke controversy by hurting sentiments”, said Arun Nalwade, Chairman of the Board. » Time Inc. to provide a ‘Motto’ to young women. The magazine publisher launched a new website called ‘Motto’ which will advise young women about life, work and play. The website will include contributions from celebrities and original articles from the Time staff.

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MoversShakers-Image28Patanjali Pahwa moved from Bennett, Coleman and Co. Ltd. to Business Standard as Principal Correspondent. He has previously worked with Outlook Business, PC Quest, Caravan, and Forbes India Magazine. The Mumbai based avid writer can be reached @Vegan_Shakes. » Ishita Russell embarks on a new journey as she joins e27 (Optimatic) as Principal Correspondent reporting on technology, startups, and VC funding. Her previous stints have been at Mint and Business Standard. Connect with the Delhiite @ishitarussell. » Network18 Group CEO A Preetham Parigi shifts to a new role as Advisor to Chairman. He can be reached @preethamparigi.