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  • Title: Editor Unplugged: Media, Magnates, Netas and Me
  • Author: Vinod Mehta
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  • Page: 281
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  • Editor Unplugged: Media, Magnates, Netas and Me By Vinod Mehta Vinod Mehta s new book takes forward the story of Lucknow Boy, recounting his experiences in the corridors of power in Delhi His views on Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal and the Nehru Gandhi dynasty, and his decoding of coalition politics and the significant changes ushered in by the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, are expressed with his characteristic sharp insights, wit and wiVinod Mehta s new book takes forward the story of Lucknow Boy, recounting his experiences in the corridors of power in Delhi His views on Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal and the Nehru Gandhi dynasty, and his decoding of coalition politics and the significant changes ushered in by the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, are expressed with his characteristic sharp insights, wit and wisdom So too are his analyses of the sweeping changes taking place in the print and TV media, and his pen portraits of personalities such as Ratan Tata, Niira Radia, Khushwant Singh, Sachin Tendulkar and Arundhati Roy Other chapters examine the lack of humour in our political life, the changing aspirations of the Indian middle class, and the mistakes and regrets of his life Peppered with anecdotes and gossip, every page of this honest, lively and irreverent book is both illuminating and entertaining.
    Vinod Mehta
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    Editor Unplugged: Media, Magnates, Netas and Me By Vinod Mehta


    My 1.6 RsWhat I loved most about the book is Vinod Mehta s self deprecating humour Take for example Gandhi said, freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes I exercised this Gandhi an freedom prolifically in a span that has crossed the biblical three score and ten He follows it up with stories that ll raise your eye brows.I loved his style of writing too It s lucid, funny and clever He couldn t have written this better Whether it is fair to label the BJP as co [...]

    Amit Tiwary
    REVIEW TO FOLLOW Typical of Vinod Mehta Modest Honest Clear Highly readable.

    Arcopol Chaudhuri
    OutstandingThis is a superb follow up to Lucknow Boy As a sequel, it touches upon professional aspects of Mr Mehta s life and his commentary on a variety of current affairs topics But each essay, each anecdote is written with his quintessential charm, a style which is so utterly unique One of the traits of his writing and storytelling is the very rich nukkad value Meaning, even as you read it, there s a sense that he is narrating a juicy story or comment while sitting with you, sipping tea and [...]

    Megha Sreeram
    If you are curious about the perks and pitfalls of being an editor in a renowned print media house , go nowhere else but pick this book up It is an interesting read till the part of Niira Radia and Ratan Tata Beyond this, I found this book painfully slow It is a tough nut to crack not because of the complex content, but because of sheer boredom and monotony Finished for the sake of starting it.

    Ranjeev Dubey
    I would assume that every liberal, democratic, sometimes radical humanist, vaguely left of center educated Indian would want to hear what Vinod Mehta may have to say about the state of the nation If that is the agenda, this book does not disappoint The sequel to his biography Lucknow Boy, Mehta is always engaging, intermittently insightful and occasionally provocative His easy writing style is a pleasure to behold All in all, a great read Just do it.

    Subra Kris
    A very interesting book by Vinod Mehta He is probably one of the few people who called a spade as it should be and who also took sides in political jousting and then admitted his erroneous ways The book is varied in its topics and gives the reader a different view at times into the history on Indian politics Mehta does not mince words and is a breeze to read

    Mohamed Imranullah S.
    Fantastic bookA great book that reveals much about almost every other major Indian personality beginning from Ratan Tata to Narendra Modi from a journalist s perspective To read the book was a treat

    Fraz Khan
    VM is great I like him a lot Book is good, easy read 3 stars for book one star for VM.

    Bindesh Dahal

    Tariq Engineer
    A quick, fun read I expected political and media gossip but there is enough here to keep the reader turning the page.

    I came to know about Vinod Mehta after he passed away and I was introduced to his particularly acerbic but sarcastic style of writing that won me over I have read dozens of biographies by people from South Asia but this one remains the best that I ve read because Mehta was clear, personal and disarming in his writing style He didn t shy away from controversy and stood by his principles This was the second part of his biography so I went and bought the first one afterward, which was equally good. [...]

    Dipra Lahiri
    An brilliant raconteur, who would be excellent company in any dinner party, enlivening proceedings with political gossip, insights into the personalities of famous people and the ups and downs of his own celebrated career as a journalist and editor.

    Jinal Shah (If I Were Marketing)
    interesting read, though about politics than I like

    Dwarakanath Reddy
    Lot of this book is convincing gossip Very few references were provided for the claims he makes a fast read, accepts that he is from pseudo secular brigade and drinks on TV debates.

    Vinod Mehta s Editor Unplugged is a merry romp through the jungle of Indian politics, spiced up with some of the juiciest gossip it makes for good entertainment but I don t think it achieves the objective of making Mehta s beliefs and political judgments sound interesting or epochal, although not for want of trying.But, first the tittle tattle Indira Gandhi being yelled at as a female of the canine species , Atal Behari Vajpayee s roving eye and his rather unconventional arrangement of living wi [...]

    Pradeep T
    The sequel to an autobiography That speaks something strange Vinod Mehta, as we all know is a kind of journalist cum editor where he speaks his mind and often gets into troubles His first Autobiography Lucknow Boy was a best seller The second in the series Editor Unplugged Media, Magnets, Netas and Me is an attempt to score some points that s it Mehta has written basically what he was peddling all through his life A staunch secular, leftist and the biggest Congress Chamcha as well know and heard [...]

    I picked this up not because I was a fan of the late Vinod Mehta, but because it seemed to be an interesting read.At the end of it, I am a fan of his writing, mostly so because of his trait not to hide his failures or spare himself This is quite uncommon in any autobiography, and l found it extremely refreshing.His writing makes for enjoyable reading, and what I likes most was the manner in which other people s points of view are acknowledged and discussed Once again quite unusual in Indian auto [...]

    Anal Ghosh
    A sequel to his hugely engaging and entertaining autobiography Lucknow Boy , this one follows the same candid and direct style but is a bit shallow on content There are a few chapters that truly stand out Niira Radia, exposition of Ratan Tata, the history of media and its corporate connections but the rest mostly come across as topics that the publisher asked him to write about He tries to be diplomatically correct on his stance on Narendra Modi, while the pages on Kejriwal serve as penitence fo [...]

    Nikhil Majithia
    The book is high on views like an article less on memoir i though the Lucknow boy was a good read, nice light kept the reader entertained by mixing fact, narration This one though tells us less about the person himself, even less than Lucknow boy His so called fondness for the flesh had no examination of his relationships, either past or present Everything is narrated in a general tone I guess this could at best be a collection of articles, part personal part professional i had expected better t [...]

    The book is about everything and in typical Vindo Mehta style It is frank, forthcoming, maybe a little defensive and humorous Vinod Mehta had no airs about himself and he knew where he stood among his peers and juniors The book is about everything his time as an editor, Tarun Tejpal, TV news Vs print news, Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi etc etc It is like reading page 3 except the gossip is about politics.Must read I wish he had written books Just a warning though it is better to read Lucknow Boy [...]

    Vikas Datta
    Mr Mehta has been a keenly perceptive observer of the great Indian tamasha and in this book, he brings a valuable insight to many questions and issues of the day of the current brand of politics, of the viability of media, editorial independence, and oversight, relations between media and business and media and politics, media access and its myths, the Indian sense of political humour, the Kejriwal phenomenon , social transformation without heavy sermonizing and in his customary middle of the ro [...]

    Umesh Kesavan
    A brilliant sequel to Lucknow boy Unlike Lucknow boy which felt like an organic whole ,this new book is a collection of essays which covers diverse topics of interest from corporatisation of media to humour in Indian politics His character sketches of Narendra Modi,Arvind Kejriwal and Arundhati Roy make for compelling reading.What shocks me is that Vinod Mehta finds redeeming qualities in Rahul Gandhi The spirit of Khushwant Singh lives on in Vinod Mehta s writing in it s self deprecatory tone , [...]

    Prashanth Sampath kumar
    Well what can I say, it was a wonderful read To be honest I haven t read much of vinod mehta except for Lucknow Boy I am in love with his characteristic prose filled with self deprecating tone, timely references, and of course the citations Wish I could quote like him.More than the memoirs, I love the character sketches rahul, sonia, rajiv, indira, modi etc The chapters makes up for its lack of organicness with sharp wit and humour Overall a must read for anyone into learning contemporary india [...]

    Sanjay Mucharla
    Vinod Mehta s honest narrative of the rise and fall of Kejriwal s image in public and media, thoughts on Modi, Congress, intolerance, sense of humor that Indians lack, why simple admiration is better than making people heroes gods and current affairs based on his 4 decades of experience as an editor.Was a little hesitant picking this book up but I m glad I did Learnt about Indian politics, media, and a lot from his lens of course from this one book than everything I ve read on the Internet put [...]

    Ashwani Singh
    Mr Mehta, one of the few journalist in Indian media who I admire, so it was natural for me to give his piece of writing a Thumbs Up.His ability to write at a pace and with a composition so simple makes him what he is was.The book is blunt and as straight as it can get except in the Narendra Modi part.His journey has been an inspiring one for a mediocre me , though I haven t reached his level of mediocrity yet pun intended , but will some day may be.A book with some amount of information, lot of [...]

    Vijay Menon
    Given the fact that this is definitely one of those my kind of books, it is unfortunate that it turned out to be a little disappointing I had hoped to it to be a liked it the very least, but in the end it turned out to be just a it was ok Of course, by no way does that mean it was bad, but just that it didn t live up to my expectation of being another Lucknow Boy Anyway, if you re someone who has the read the Lucknow Boy then maybe you could have a look If not, I feel like you wouldn t miss much [...]

    Seetharaman T
    I was stung by the honesty of the book Unfortunately, while I was reading the book, I saw in the newspaper that Mr Mehta died It exposed some people whom I had regarded high based on their press clips It had shown many people in good light too Many of his feelings match with the common man like me with some ethical values in life, aspirations and aberratios I loved reading the book in a single sitting Good type set on decent paper.

    A page turner as it is easy to read The author introduced humour everywhere and sometimes at his own expense He even put his own picture of drunk Vinod Mehta There are no dirty secrets revealed but good to read his opinions as he is an insider Also, good to know that he realises that public is losing trust in media He is graceful enough to accept his own mistakes Overall a good read

    A good thing about reading books, written by Editors, is that they nice so nicely It reminded me about reading Khushwant Singh s Autobiography I really enjoyed reading this book after such a long time.

    Not as good as Lucknow Boy in my humble opinion Yet, completely worth the time put in to read it I would surely recommend it for anyone with keen interest in understanding media in India, as well as some politics.

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