Rajat Sharma has decided to relinquish the Presidentship of NBDA
Well-known broadcaster Rajat Sharma has decided to relinquish the Presidentship of NBDA, according to sources. After leading news broadcasters’ largest body for the last six years, in a voluntary decision, Mr. Sharma is likely to convey to the Board to elect a new President as he wants to focus his energies on creating new shows. Rajat Sharma is likely to revive his iconic show Aap Ki Adalat soon.
During his stints with NBDA as president, Mr Sharma truly led the broadcast industry and took efforts to make the fraternity more accepting of contemporaries and strive for healthy competition.
Formerly known as the News Broadcasters Association (NBA), India’s largest body of news broadcasters, changed its name to News Broadcasters & Digital Association (NBDA) on August 13, 2021. NBDA is the largest organization of news broadcasters, consisting of almost all major news networks in the country. NBDA believes in editorial standards ensuring objectivity, neutrality, fairness, and accuracy in reporting.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion confirmed that the Laver Cup in London, starting September 23, will be his last tournament on the tour, and his final goodbye to professional tennis.
The decision has drawn all eyes on the championship, and Indian fans can stream it exclusively on SonyLIV.
Seeing Federer return to the court of which he has been a well-deserving king for over 2 decades after his last appearance in Wimbledon 2021, is going to be bittersweet. With his retirement, Laver Cup 2022 will sadly become the last time that the world will witness the four superstars of the tennis world- Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray come together in action on one platform.
With an illustrious 24-year long career to his credit that boasts of a record-tying five U.S. Open titles, a record eight men’s singles Wimbledon titles, 20 Grand Slam championship titles, and a whopping 103 ATP singles titles amongst many others, pit is safe to say that Federer has cemented his position as arguably one of the champions of the sport. The court will miss him, but his legacy will live on for years to come.
Catch Laver Cup 2022 streaming exclusively on Sony LIV from 23 -25 September
Health and wellness are of paramount importance. Understanding the importance of employee wellness and health, India TV organized a wellness camp for its employees on 15th September 2022 as India
TV believes in creating a fit and healthy culture.
Dr Kanchan Mittal, a well-known physiotherapist from the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi visited the India TV campus and addressed conditions related to muscle or joint aches and pains, vertigo, knee condition, back or shoulder pain, posture issues etc.
We equally focus on our employee health and well-being. A mentally and physically healthy individual is more optimistic, creative, and motivated which equates to a better quality of life. Quoted Ms. Ritu Dhawan, MD India TV.
CNN has announced the hiring of Marc Stewart as an international correspondent to be based in Asia.
He will be responsible for reporting on key stories from the Asia-Pacific region for the network’s television and digital platforms.
“A journalist for more than 25 years, Marc is both highly skilled and passionate about getting to the heart of the story,” said Senior Vice President & Managing Editor APAC, CNN International, Ellana Lee. “We’re delighted to welcome Marc to the CNN family as we continue to strengthen our newsgathering capabilities in this vitally important region.”
Stewart has reported from a number of countries in the Asia-Pacific region during his career, including India, North and South Korea, and from Hong Kong. Prior to joining CNN International, Stewart worked for the Wall Street Journal in London where he hosted its flagship morning podcast, ‘What’s News’. Before that he reported for ABC News in New York, appeared on Yahoo Finance’s video streaming service, and contributed regularly to the aviation-focused publication ‘The Points Guy’.
Stewart started his career in journalism as a news anchor and reporter in cities across the United States, including Denver, Nashville, Knoxville and Lansing. He has a Master’s Degree in business & economic journalism from New York University as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in international relations from Michigan State University.
Currently based in New York, Stewart will relocate to Asia in the coming months.
Mayur Varma and Anuraag Khandelwal elevated to joint-CCOs
Sumanto Chattopadhyay, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer of 82.5 Communications, will be retiring later this month, after having been with the Ogilvy Group for 30 years. Sumanto’s journey with Ogilvy and then in setting up 82.5, tracks nothing short of excellence and he leaves behind several proteges and a robust collection of awards from Indian and international award platforms.
Anuraag Khandelwal and Mayur Varma will take on the creative leadership role as joint Chief Creative Officers, 82.5 Communications India. Both Anuraag and Mayur are home-grown leaders - seeped in the Ogilvy group culture, part of the 82.5 founding team and amongst the most talented, exciting creative leaders in the country, with a great body of internationally and nationally acclaimed work to show.
Piyush Pandey, Chairman Global Creative & Executive Chairman India, Ogilvy: “Sumanto Chattopadhyay has spent 30 glorious years with Ogilvy and 82.5 and retires after a well-played, long innings. Sumanto leaves with blessings and good wishes from all of us at Ogilvy and 82.5.
I am delighted to announce the appointment of two new CCOs who will work together to keep 82.5 shining. Mayur Varma and Anuraag Khandelwal are experienced and Ogilvy-trained creative stars who have international and national recognition for their phenomenal creative work over the years. I am happy that Sumanto leaves behind a solid creative leadership for 82.5.”
Sumanto Chattopadhyay, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, 82.5 Communications India: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the adventure called Ogilvy, including its 82.5 chapter. Now it’s time for me to seek new adventures. It’s good to know that I pass the baton to capable hands. Mayur has grown up under me in Ogilvy Kolkata, then Mumbai and finally at 82.5. It's wonderful to see him come into his own. Anuraag is a fabulous creative person who has done 82.5 proud with his work and will, no doubt, shine brighter now. Kapil, my co-chairman, is a man for all seasons. With this leadership, the agency has a great future. My warmest wishes to them, to 82.5 and to all my colleagues past and present.“
Kapil Arora, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, 82.5 Communications India: “I’ve had the privilege of being Sumanto’s partner these last three years and have much to thank him for, including helping build 82.5 Communications into a formidable agency in such a short period of time.
Sumanto is well known for grooming fantastic leaders through his career. As is the case with Anuraag Khandelwal and Mayur Varma. They are two of the best new-age, open and fearless creative leaders and I can’t wait for them to bring their ideas, energy and creative vision for the future of 82.5 Communications, to life.”
Anuraag Khandelwal and Mayur Varma, Chief Creative Officers, 82.5 Communications India: “We are super excited to be given the India responsibility of 82.5! Our endeavour is to work towards creating a more collaborative, creative and empathetic culture for our clients and us. With work that is both loved and fearless.”