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Aug 17, 2020 12 tweets 3 min read
I have a (half-baked) theory as to why #TVnews turns sweet-natured people into chest-thumping anchors. If this sounds batshit crazy, let me know!

I speak as a former TV reporter, anchor, producer, 'deskie' and editor. This might have been my lot if I'd stayed in TV. 1. People need jobs, and if you've already put in 10-12 years or more, you're very likely in a pretty 'senior' role. This is because TV news in India (for the most part) is pretty young and you won't be blocked by those in their and 60s, and so you can advance pretty quickly.
Oct 16, 2018 11 tweets 4 min read
How can we men help the #metooIndia movement? Some say "step up", some say "don't drown out women's voices." Some (men) ask, "why should we do anything at all?" So this here is a rolling compilation of what we should do and why: 1/n. Offer your time. Many men want to be seen as doing good too, which is OK. But now is not the time to seek the spotlight. Volunteer to do background work. For eg: If there's a march, offer to arrange refreshments, or just show up.