Tuesday, November 23, 2010

NIRA RADIA TAPE

Much has been made about a conversation that Nira Radia had with me. This is just to put the record straight. The 13 minute conversation had nothing to do with the controversial 2G of A Raja. Nira called me as she said “to seek my expertise” on the Battle for Gas” between the two Ambani brothers. I merely told her that the earlier the brothers put an end to their private battle, the better it will be for the public good. I did not take sides. I did say that I knew both brothers but was equally critical of the tactics being adopted by each to run down the other. Nira also asked me about my son, who is a lawyer and is retained by the Anil Ambani group as their counsel. I however made it clear that my son Ankur was not appearing in the particular Gas case. Following is the transcript of the 13 minute conversation. It is proof, if indeed proof were needed, that I have nothing to hide or be ashamed of.
NR. Hi Prabhu
PC Ya tell me now
NR Nai nothing, I was just wanting to understand things from you. You always have a very good perspective.
PC On What?
NR On everything Bhai he he he he. Generally you have a good perspective of everything. I just wanted to know what is yr view on this great historic judgment.
PC. Which one, the Bombay one?
NR The Bombay one which takes the family pecked above the national interest.
PC You see when the brothers are involved, the nation also gets involved na?
NR Ya, probably not a good thing na. not good for the nation.
PC Not good for the nation, but the brothers don’t talk to each other. There is nobody who can force them to talk also
NR Who tho ho gayi na Prabhu tum bhi janthe ho
PC Maine koshiosh kiyi thi., Nahi hua. Maine kaha ho jayega.
NR Nahi. I was speaking to him recently, in fact this morning
PC (interrupts) is he back from wherever he had gone, Mukesh?
NR. He is very much here, he has been here the whole week.
PC He was abroad last week I think.
NR No no no.
PC Anyway somebody told me that he is abroad.
NR NONONO. He has been here the whole week. He is not due to travel till next week.
PC because sometimes he responds. Abhi I have stopped calling him
Because usko maine 15-20 din pehle message bheja tha. Then he never responses. Uske baad maine message nahi bheja. Before the judgement was coming I wanted to forewarm him.
NR Kya judgement uske khilaf aara ha?
PC Ha, lekin itna arrogant hai na. uske saath kya kare? Usjke arrogance, dono bhaiyyon ka samajh bhi nahi aathi mero ko
NR Prabhu tell me one thing. Judgement is fixed, right?
PC Dekho in this country, donon side ko fix karne ka capacity hain. Chotta bhai mobile jyada hai. Paise kam karch karta hai, kanjoos hai sabse jyada. But he is more mobile than the elder brother. Eler brother doesn’t want to go beyond what Dhiruibhai left behind with him. Men or people, whatever. You are getting what I am telling? He is totally depending on the people that Dhirubhai created. They were relevant at that point of time. Now they are not relevant. Anilbhai has developed new sources, new contacts , new way of thinking. Mukesh, Apna wife ki thoda jyada dictate karti hai. Anil ki wife nahi karti hai. The way things are moving, mukesh poor fellow is not able to get the right feedback because of insulation from various other sources. Now I know what he is doing on the Supreme Court front. Various things. Which is not the way to go about it. What he doing it is known to the rest of the world. This is not good. If he has to….because everything is fixed these days. Ab Supreme Court nein reverse ho gaya, then he is finished for ever ya. If he doesn’t get a favourable response from Supreme Court, then he is finished, na?
NR But Prabhu ek baat bataon?
PC Ha?
NR Abhi tak Suprepe Court ka, between you and me, kuch finalise hun nahin?
PC Finalise ka matlab kya hai? Bhai Murli Deora bhi jayega court mein. Prime Minister is also putting pressure on Murli Deoa to settle it. Because ultimate it is national loss na, as you put it. Itna mehanga ho raha, ab 2-3 mahine mein 90 dollars ho jayega, if yo are not able to take out gas from your own sources, then there is a problem na. Country should not suffer because of these two brothers.
NR That’s right. Which what Mukesh has told his brother very clearly. What is the issue? Anil …usne apne gas ke liye kabhin mana nahin kiya. Usne kaha tera 28 mm sidhi ban tha hai. Agar NTPC bara nahin leta tho thera who bhi ban tha hai. Yeh 2.34 who govern,ent ki price hai, mein us mein decide nahin karta hai as an operator. Uska point limited woh hai. Aapne MoU dekha? I don’t know whwther you have sen it, but it will show it to you. Un mein aisa kich likha nahin hain.
PC. MoU mein mein pataha nahin, maine dekha nahin, so I cant say, frankly speaking , and MoU mein, agar court ne order kiya, kuch basis pe kiya hoga na. Pata hua na/
NR. Nahin. Court ka order mein, 328 pages mein I can give you any , I can tell you, who open drive use kiya hoghi na, who jo telecom ka TD se judgement hua na, dualk techniol;ogyu ka Vahanwati ne jo karvaya, Raja ne Dr sarma kop TRai chairman banaya. I am guaranteeing same pen drive use kiyi hogi.
PC hahaha (laughs)
NR Mein tumko dono judgement (Mumbai) aamne saamne dikhaoonga, tun dono padlo.
PC Gulam Vanavati is an old friend of mine. When I was eidfotor of Indian express, he was our consel. Mera bahut acha dost hai. Pehla Nusli wadia ke saath tha. He was a goods friend of Nusli, I think even now he is with Nusli. But he is very close to Anil Ambani. Everybody knows about it. Appointment…..Anil Ambani, Nusli Wadia and our power minister, kya naam hai, Shinde, they all went for him. Bhardwaj never liked him. Bhardwaj would have made him the attorney general. Ab Ban gaya who. See these brothers have to come to the conclusion themselves first. Kyonki agreement ko hoga court mein ja karke Supreme Court ne order dono ko ikkate dediya tho. That is one way of looking at it. Because basically this judgement will decide the future of both of them na? More of Mukeah than of anil. Anila kop kya power plant hi shuru nahin kiya, kya karna gas se.
NR Judgement 17 saal se likha nahin tho gas tho dena chahiya kal se. Usko bolo chal tu le? Kya keraga uske saath? Kuch nahin karega.
PC Aur le nahin sakta. Theek hai, bolo uttalo gas.
NR. Aur paise do uske liye.
PC Ha paise do, chalta nahin kisi aur ko. Judgement… you cant sell it toanybody else na?
NR Correct
PC Theeka hai, then let Mukesh sell it wherever he wants to sell it. Ab Mukesh ka objective kya hai, I don’t know. You are not clear because …unka yahan Anand jain tho nahar ho gaya na. he is out na?
NR Nahi nahin, he is very much there. Again ye Anil ki baat hai. Mein usko itni baar khud dekh shukke.
PC I don’t know, because people on both sides are haraamis, advisors.
NR Nahin, ek baat baton tum ko. Anand Jain is very much there. Manoj Modi is very much there. Mukesh is very much there.
PC Manoj Modi is little more professional
NR he is very professional
PC Anand Jain thoda politics karta hain
NR But is matter mein manoj Modi jyada hoga na?
PC Jo bhi hain, but now Supreme Court mein aana hi hai case. Aura nil Ambani en caveat file kardi.
NR Who tho karega na
PC But since you…you should should convey to Mukesh that the way he is going about the supreme Court is not the right way.
NR Matlab, you mean he is going to the SC, you are saying he shouldn’t go to the SC.
PC The way he going to thje SC, I wont tell you more than that. The people he is using are not the kind of people who can be trusted for keeping it to themselves. Bol dete hain, ab London mein baithke kuch bhi bolo. Achcha nahin lagta na, it gets back. London is not so far, it just a fone call away. Political system….People may be projecting he is close to Sonia, he is close to Rahul. Mukesh gas got access, but he cant influence anybody. Collective jyada ho gaya na,. Kamalnath can decide one thing but he can be overruled by Pranab Mukherjee. So ye saara loose ends ko tighten karna hain na?
NR Prabhu, mera ko tumhara London ka point catch nahin kiya
PC Matlab, he is trying to understand how to go into the Supreme Court.
NR I don’t think so Prabhu, tumkop yeh kisne bataya?
PC. Chodo na
NR Nahin seriously, mein tumse kyon chupaoonga.
PC he has to go to appeal in Supreme Court or not finally?
NR he will have to appeal in the Supreme Court, the question doesn’t arise
PC If he is appealing to SC, he must be trying…the right people. Harish salve will appear for him,. Because he is an outstanding advocate. But he must be thinking if there any way, like Anil must be using various ways, he must also be thinking if he can use various ways or not. Brothers apne apne tareeka dono lagayanega na?
NR Anil apna laga hoga, apne logo ke through, DMK ke through , apne chief justice ke saath.
PC No, CHief Justice kerala ka hain. Mukeh jis tarike se approach kar raha hai is not the right way, that’s what I am saying.
NR I undersootd what u r saying.
PC Now u understand na
NR Main baat karoongi thodi der mein, I will tell him to speak to you.
PC I sent him messages, 10 bar mnessages bheja, he doesn’t reply. I don’t want to come into….because my son is a retainer for anil. I don’t want to discuss with him at all. Lekin sun to leta hoon na, idhar udhar political logon se. But he not appearing for him. My son is not involved in this case at all.
NR Your son na?
PC ha, he is not involved at all
NR why
PC (laughs) he doesn’t trust my son also, in this case. Anil doesn’t trust my son (in this case).
NR Yr son is with whom?
PC he is a retainer for anil. He is running his own indenednent company. He is not with Rian any more. He is running his own solicitor firm. He was retained by various people. Anil’s mobile is one company which retains him. ,./….But in this case he is not involved. But idhar udhar se pik up tho karte hain na cheezen sab.
NR Right right
PC my information is thru the legal sources. Once you tell him that Prabhu was saying something about you talking to people in London, he will understand.
NR Chalo I will tell him
PC Chotta Bhai bada harami hain.
NR Harami tho hain lekin har waqt harami panna last nahin karta na?
PC Question is, when u r working in a system which is not clean, bhai tumhare ko nuksaan tho ho gaya na? Tho recovery karte raho apne aap. It is better to do it in a manner that you are not a loser. Main kal jara hoon Bombay. Ek baar usne kaha tha dinner pe aana ghar pe. He called, me. I was the only senior editor there. After that I tried to meet him but nahin milpaya. I went a couple of times to Bombay recently but he was not there. I have been trying to reach him.


P.S. I cannot vouch for the veracity or the origins of the tape or even whether they have been tampered with. Neverthless, I am posting this because I want you, dear reader, to be the final judge.

61 comments:

Satish said...

Its a good start Prabhuji. I don't think there is much for you to be embarrassed about here. Ofcourse your comments on the fact that judgements are fixed are not shocking but its like 'saying the color of the sun is yellow'. But since you have said that, you might need to explain why you said those. Rest all those is gyan which you think you are giving, because someone told you "you have an interesting perspective".. itna bhi dont get softened next time..

विजय प्रकाश सिंह said...

I hope my comments appear & not blocked.

Media using double standards, they hang every one but now putting similar arguments in their defence, which they never accept from others.

Electronic media has completely blocked this news as if it has not happened at all. In print media also it is almost not there, except for in their Internet version.

As a top journalist of the country ( Particularly remembering your Jansatta days of "Sabako khabar de aur sabakee khabar le" & also remindind that your story in 'India Today' brought down one Governement, I request you to please ponder over these issues.

Now most important point :

2G issue is not doing of UPA II but UPA I. With this money 2009 elections were fought. This issue was raised before electoins & subsided only after PM's satement that nothing wrong has been done by Mr. Raja.

Please do some research & you will find PM's statement of that time & confirmation that PM is fully ebroiled in this.

Media is completely in Congress hands , Now no one is there like Mr. Ram Nath Goenka. Congress & PM were fully letoff in trust vote also. How they got majority?

It is also surprising that few days back an image building started for PM that he resisted on Raja in UPA II but under pressure took him. Once question started on the identity of who in party put pressure ( indicating Mrs. Sonia Ganghi ) matter completely blocked in media.

Sir ,a comment is expected.

Canary said...

The electronic media's silence on this entire issue has proved one thing; that the internet as a media is far more effective, democratic, and ab open platform. The example of Wikileaks is enough to prove the point.

Utkal R Pradhan said...

Just tell..Is't it a news ? If news they show your courage to air it, if you have true spirit of journalism.

Girija said...

It's no secret that Nira Radia has very very powerful links with Media houses and thereby she has been able to play her role as power broker very well. I think it's naive for us to expect Barkha's and Prabhu's of the world to be above board when Raja's of the world are looting the country. The forth pillar never existed barring few years when Mr. Goenka was alive!

ramandeep said...

one thing is for sure... media is a king maker... this news on leeks of tapes by journlists are not shown on any big news channel, ndtv, aaj tak, ibn7, etc. i guess these all are in one way or the other connected with the ambanis and it is hard but true.. DHIRUBHAI still rule the country. hats off to dhirubhai..:)

sachi said...

Prabhuji if u are innocent then why are u NOT airing ANYTHING about the recent expose?. Many well known journalists are being named in this mess. Arent u the one who used to boast about the unbiasedness of the media?. Then air the news!. Let the people decide for themselves!!

brown_panda said...

I don't think you have much to be embarassed about, here, Prabhu. However, it is irresponsible and also criminal of the media in general to try and shut this out.

OnTheMove said...

Few points:
1) Why was it blacked out by Main stream media, including your channels ??
2) Towards the end, weren't you suggesting that you can help Mukesh Ambani to handle the case in a better way ??
3) You are crying over authenticity of the tapes. But you are not denying that it is you who is talking with Ms Radia. Are you ??
4) How many times earlier you have not shown such tapes of politicians, bureaucrats, RSS functionaries and religious figures claiming that the authenticity of the tapes cannot be verified and hence we cannot play it on air ??

Please respond to the comments, if you are so upright and honest.

Holyindus said...

Mr. Prabhu Chawala, its the matter of convenience what ever suits you is right and you publish it. It is well know beyond fact that the media houses are stooges of their political masters and their own selfishness. After all you are running a business and to make money. Journalists are professional high society "Blackmailers" those who are close to power centres take favours from them in terms of plots, out of term allotments, DAVP advertisments and others. You have tried to show that you are clean, but the fact is "MEDIA is STINKINGLY CORRUPT". Media persons are also Indians and not from mars.
So shut up and do not pose.

BK Chowla, said...

I have read the post and carefully.I may not be convinced.
Just inquisitive, why didn't SABSA TEZ cover it?

Abhishek Rai said...

Ye log jo TV par aakar apney aapko aam aadmi ka maseeha batatey hain, hamaam mein sab nangey hain...
Chahey Prabhu, Barkha, Vir Sanghwi ya fir abhi pata nahin kitney nikleingey...

Netalog aam aadmi ko to "fuddu" banatey hi hain, ye jo log media key hain, ye bhi sirf apna ullu seedha karna jaantey hain...

navneet said...

The main thing to ponder about is "Why the media not covering the story like is use to cover even the non issue phone taps and sting operations..W H Y ??

yatri said...

Wonder if you cover this on Sidhi Bat. Put a Mirror in front of you and host the show.

Arjun said...

Mr Chawla. I have read your comments, and I have one plea to you. while you in the media can defend themselves, several bureaucrats and corporate people have had their characters assassinated by either being mentioned on the tape, or having associations with Niira Radia. Can you have the decency to dig a bit deeper, and defend them on your show? Or are you the only one who has been wrongly and unfortunately connected to Niira Radia. And above all; what has Niira Radia done in all this, except doing well toward her clients. She is a hired PR and lobbyist - and from the tapes, has used her position well, without doing anything illegal. I think it is cowardly for you to issue a statement on your behalf, but not live upto your title of a journalist - and give a clean sheet to others mentioned.

As Mr Tata has said in his interview - this is all a smokescreen to save those who have won the spectrum illegally. Why is Niira Radia being attacked, when she is just a go-between? Her mistake is being good at her job, and getting a bit too involved (atleast thats as per a thorough reading of the tapes so far).

Several names like CM Vasudev, DPS Seth, Baijal, Barkha Dutt are being dragged into this - despite having the most stellar characters and career contributions. Do you mind standing up for them? Come on, Sir - do what you are reputed for - Fair Journalism.

ARYA said...

eske baad aur kya baki reh jata hai, Parbhu Chawla bhi PC ban kar aa gaya, aaj PC bolo to Parbhu Chawla ho gaya, Kal tak Parbhu Chawla, Sidhi Baat wala tha. Bahut Dukh hua, ki HAMAAM mein sabhi nange they, Barkha Dutt, Jisne, KARGIL ke samay, jo naam kamaya aur jo Deshbhakti ki lehar doda dene wali reporting ki,jise aane wali pidhi ke liye ek sampda samjha jane laga tha, usne bhi khoon kar diya hamare vishwas ka.

Aaj to bhagat singh aur sukhdeo jaise deshbhagton ka naam lene se bhi dil ghabrane lag jata hai, na jane kaun inki deshbhakti ki aad mein "jaichand Ho"

Jagmender Arya

ANUPAM MISHRA said...

Please note-
1.Prabu openly talking about fixing/managing the highest court in the land;
2.justifying his act by claiming that the system is "not clean" and one must not end up losing;
3.dying to meet mukesh ambani..to "help him out"..in the supreme court;
4.openly naming the Chief justice of a high court as a lobbyist for anil ambani;
5.boasting of his contacts right from the politicians to the judicial setup..& of course his powers to manage if mukesh talks to him;
PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT HE IS TALKING TO A LOBBYSIT..CAN HE EXPLAIN AS TO WAT THIS ENTIRE CONVERSATION HAS TO DO WITH HIS JOB AS A JOURNALIST..IN FACT HE COMES OUT AS A TOP NOTCH LOBBYIST HIMSELF..
AND FINALLY HE STILL GOES ON TO CLAIM SHAMELESSLY THAT HE HAS NOTHING TO BE ASHAMED OF!!

ANUPAM MISHRA said...

Please note-
1.Prabu openly talking about fixing/managing the highest court in the land;
2.justifying his act by claiming that the system is "not clean" and one must not end up losing;
3.dying to meet mukesh ambani..to "help him out"..in the supreme court;
4.openly naming the Chief justice of a high court as a lobbyist for anil ambani;
5.boasting of his contacts right from the politicians to the judicial setup..& of course his powers to manage if mukesh talks to him;
PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT HE IS TALKING TO A LOBBYSIT..CAN HE EXPLAIN AS TO WAT THIS ENTIRE CONVERSATION HAS TO DO WITH HIS JOB AS A JOURNALIST..IN FACT HE COMES OUT AS A TOP NOTCH LOBBYIST HIMSELF..
AND FINALLY HE STILL GOES ON TO CLAIM SHAMELESSLY THAT HE HAS NOTHING TO BE ASHAMED OF!!

P Singh said...

Why is media not debating the issue? Why are you journalists o afraid of taking on corporates and their deal managers who actually call the shots.Where is spine of you all?

Josh said...

Hi Prabhu, prima facie it does not appear to me that you have committed an illegal act. However, reading the script it apears to me that you were unhappy that Mukesh Ambani did not respond to your message. You are a journalist and why the hell you wanted to get involved in this. This raises some questions though!

UnKnowN said...

Mr. Chawla,
It is shocking that you were colluding with shady characters like Neera Radia for corporate houses... I always held you as a role model for all media persons. You miserably failed us..Shame on you..!! you can save some face if you openly accept the mistake and regret it rather than trying justify it...!!
BY THE WAY WHY YOU GUYS ARE TRYING TO COVER UP SUCH A BIG STORY LIKE MEDIA PERSONS COLLUDING WITH POWERFUL LOBBYISTS..!! SHAMEFUL..

ffff said...

Prabhu sir,ur conversation ws totally like a senior person advicin sm1..nothin wrong did I find in it...in fact I heard d tape before n ur tone is very much like an experinced person..not biased n al..but plz share ur views(if possibl)on barkha's conversation.nothin is clear.Vir's conversation is totally clear...He is totally unethical..nt doin justice to his profession..

anil said...

anil singh. people came to know that media n big media shots r similarily corrupt n are brokers like our politicians.politicians r exposed by them only if there interests r not fulfilled.time has come when these media brokers r to b exposed.

Ranita said...

Mr. Prabhu, if you had nothinig to hide then why is Headlines Today totally silent on the tapes? Is it because two other tv personalities are involved? Are you protecting each other because its clear Barkha specially did lobby for Raja??

usha said...

Prabhus, Virs and Barkhas of today remind me of R.K. Karanjia of yesteryears.

Anil said...

Few years back, media people were referred as "Dalal" for taking political favours,be it for taking gas connection, Telephone conection....etc. Now, it is obvious that as country progressed, they have also progressed a lot... as "broker"...."Power Brokers". To hell with you ....double standards.

satya said...

dear mr. prabhu, I truly appreciate that at leastyou have come in open and given your views. I believe we are all mortals and as rightly said to Err is human, In india we divinify people be it media, actors , etc.

I appreciate your stance of accepting all views and comments without being selective.

I truly believe it has dented the reputation of all media stalwarts, but as people say Time is the best healer. in India people forget, as soon as they get something more spicy to lap up.

Kayar Raghavan aka Rags said...

One thing is clear from your conversation. You seem to know about some London connection of Mukesh influencing the judges. You also seem, in the minimum, to be accepting (if not approving) of the judges' corruptibility in this particular case between the two brothers.

Whatever it is, you are not coming out well in this conversation. If anything, this will be to your detriment, somewhat rightly so perhaps.

raj said...

mr chawla may be the only person alive to think that he is clean, and then make this comment on net to say that he is clean is even more stupid, yes we all know that the whole legal system is fixed and to make people believe in it the media keeps harping how independent the judiciary is. has mr chawla ever thought that why do children of people like him are emlpoyed by the powerful .

dr dinesh said...

DEAR PRABHU, RATAN TATA SHOULD TAKE LEAD FROM YOU N COME BEFORE THE NATION EXPLAINING WHERE HE STANDS. THE WAY HE IS REACTING MAKES ME THINK "DAAL ME KUCH KALA TO HAI ".
DR. DINESH VERMA, MEHAM, ROHTAK.

Ifold said...

Seedhi Baat with Prabhu;

1)Why Anil Ambani is Kanjoos?
He is not paying your Son enough

Yes or No

2)Why did you call Mukesh?

To make peace with two Brothers or National Interest

3)What is your association with Ms. Radia

Just explain

4) How do you see yourself?

Journalist or Broker or Gossip Columnist

Deepak said...

Prabhu I am constrained to say that Press in this country has gone so far that senior journlists are quoting on record that judgments in this country are fixed. Do you believe in all this and if answer is yes be sorry for it to the country.
I am afraid that all of us including politicians, executive, judiciary and press are at loggerheads with each other and we are taking this nation to war path between the institutions.
I am afraid we have forgotten the famous quote that "System take centuries to shape but it can fall apart in a single momemt".
Certainly one thing for sure what we are doing at this moment is not any revolutionary moment. In fact we are running after money, power and much more which is bad for the health of this country. Nobody I believe is fair and I guess you understand everything in right perspective.
I am lawyer by profession and believe me despite practising in supreme court and high courts and handling good number of cases I barely manage my livelihood in a respectable manner; you know why because I do not believe in the fact that every thing is on sale in this country. Please introspect and publish this blong in original shape

Bhushan Y. Nigale said...

Dear Shri Chawla,

You have lost your credibility (not that you had much to begin with), and your defense yesterday on 'Headlines Today' was pathetic: you avoided all questions posed by Shri Hartosh Bal (from the Open magazine) and fumbled for answers that weren't coming. You made a spectacle of yourselves.

You owe your (whatever little remaining) readers an explanation: do you stand by the comments you made in your conversation with Smt. Radia? Can you shed some light whether the Bombay High Court judgement on the Ambani brother's gas dispute? Since you allegedly believe everything is fixed, are your columns fixed as well?

regards,
Bhushan.

suresh said...

it's funny u think u r posting this as a defense. apply yr comments on mukesh to yrself, i guess u have very poor advisors indeed.

and btw, seems like ms radia is a family freind r something? addressing u as "tum" and all. cool!

GAURAV said...

I hv gone thru HT centre point prog number of times, but alas there is no defence that u hv and i cud never imagine that u r also one of those journalist brokers>>>>>>>

vipul said...

Dear Prabhu,

leave apart those 5 star so-caed journalist like Barkha dutt, vir sanghvi, rajdeep sardesai and Pranab roy. I thought you were among those who actually raised a voice against ms. Indira Gandhi during emergency.

i wonder how money can change a person who, i believed to be a straight forward and with high miral values.

how you can scan a person on Sidhi Baat?

dr. vipul doshi

Kimi said...

I think you should hang your head in shame.

anil said...

hi,

so sad Prabhuji some introspection is needed from ur side too.u let us down.

Anil

Trident said...

Now Prabhu chawla should think twice before asking intruding questions from the people he interviews. Prabhu you r a real bastard

Hemant said...

it is bad to know that media is as coprupt as politician.....why electronic media is silent on this tape......they always make noise on others things.......

GAURAV said...

Mr Prabhu at least match Mr Vir Singhvis self remorse and give up seddhi baat> i otherwise suggext u to give up all d posts u hold.

Sameer Sharma said...

If you have done this , GOD will punish you and you will make a stain on your soul which cant be washed out in this life and lives to come, and if you havn't Dont worry , no need to give explainations .
I was one of you fan but now a days I also see you as one of the suspects. Sorry !

Sameer Sharma

haddowstud said...

Mr. Prabhu, Media was the probably one of the few institutions which people of this country had some faith, But to thanks to the likes of Barkha,Singhivi,Rajdeep and you have failed to live up to the expectation!

spacebar said...

Lets call it what it is...the media is nothing but glorified PR. And is a handmaiden of the powers that be - Business and Politicians. Without that India Today or any other magazine would be wiped out...Dont we all know it ? Whats changed now Mr Chawla is that WE ALL HAVE INFORMATION THAT YOU GUYS ARE too chicken to release lest it hurt your rozi-roti ! Long Live the Internet. You have no place to hide any more !!!

Rocks said...

Prabhu chawla ji, itna sannat kyu hain bhai? u have not bothered to reply to any of the comments...do u have so much contempt for the people who are questioning u

andhra said...

Let me know one pure soul who is not hypocrate! All these years, we were watching on television screens the programmes of Prabhu Chawla, Barkha Datt, Singhvi etc nothing but drama. Do these people have moral right to serve sermons to the public?

ramesh said...

dear prabhu chawala

first of all you do,nt need to embarrass.people with common sense never believed in your credibility so tape has not done any harm to your image,which was non existent .Like you, many people became very rich,very popular and very powerful. you have told people what great service you have done to nation and how fast you are.what you did not told that you people are serving only yourself ,conspiring with powerful,destroying system and helping to manufacture chaos.This bring you more power, more money. All this done in name of journalism.here comes the antithesis-the net .you can not control it my lord.people has got their freedom again my lord .it will write downfall for all powerful ,almighty,ultra rich and all those,who has fallen from grace.my lord start counting ,here comes THE GREAT INTERNET,LONG LIVE INTERNET

aryan said...

Dear Prabhu Ji,
I use to think earlier how big personalities talk and maintain their standards. But your conversation is an eye opener for me and simply indicates that no one eat gold all eat Roti. I have great respect for you and it still exists.
My father is running an orphanage in a small village in Himachal Pradesh. Would you like to join us with family in doing a HAVAN in that place. Its a holy place and in a very remote place. Hope you will have peace........ and join us.

John Abraham said...

why dont you put the voice call or attach a link to the said telephone call?

John Abraham said...

why dont you put the voice call or attach a link to the said telephone call?

John Abraham said...

why dont you put the voice call or attach a link to the said telephone call?

John Abraham said...

why dont you put the voice call or attach a link to the said telephone call?

Pankaj said...

Mr Chawla,

Its good that you have the courage to admit and not deny the conversation. Ordinarily ppl would use the CLICHE " Tapes are tampered " ...."no its not me, its not my voice""" Bla ..bla...bla...but you have admitted your conversation. And i think there was nothing much in that just the ordinary stuff.... BUT MY REQUEST TO YOU IS THAT , JUST GO AND DO THINGS BEYOND BUSINESS, JUST DONT THINK BUSINESS ALL THE TIME... BEING IN A POSITION THAT YOU ARE , JUST STRECH AND DO A LITTLE MORE FOR THE BEWAKOOF AAM JUNTA .... !!!!!!

Gaurav said...

Dear Prabhu,
One thing I have learned is that that how horrible is the corporate throat cutting competetion, politics and journalism.
Any person can go to any extent when it comes to money.
India is a country where might is right. It is a pseudodemocracy cum autocracy.
It is better to spend time on discussing about education to poor and trying to think about how corruption can be eradicated.
There are better jobs to do than journalism.
I hope you will give up journalism after this and try to do something better for poor, unemployed people in our poor country, instead of saying things can be fixed by corporate giants.
On the top of it, I'll never listen to news from India as I know that they are influenced by a politician or a corporate giant for there interests.
In western world, journalists write even about prime minister and president fearlessly and they are respected in public.
What you have done is completely irresponsible behaviour.
One right thing you have mentioned in this communication is Chhota Bhai Bada Harami Hai. That's true! But let me correct you- MDA, RT, ADA, SM, All Politicians and Industrialists including Journalists are HARAMIS in India.
After listening to these all Radia Tapes, I doubt if Anil Ambani made these tapes public to screw MDA, RT and SM by a way or other and Niira Radia is just a pawn and of course your condition is like- Gehu ke saath ghun to pis hi jata hai....
Jai Hind! Jai Bharat!

raj59 said...

I Fully agree with what Mr. Anupam Mishra has stated below. PC needs to explain this ... and not try to justify his actions. He has betrayed our trust and faith in journalists ... can he explain whay he wants to meet Mukesh Ambani so much ???


ANUPAM MISHRA said...
Please note-
1.Prabu openly talking about fixing/managing the highest court in the land;
2.justifying his act by claiming that the system is "not clean" and one must not end up losing;
3.dying to meet mukesh ambani..to "help him out"..in the supreme court;
4.openly naming the Chief justice of a high court as a lobbyist for anil ambani;
5.boasting of his contacts right from the politicians to the judicial setup..& of course his powers to manage if mukesh talks to him;
PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT HE IS TALKING TO A LOBBYSIT..CAN HE EXPLAIN AS TO WAT THIS ENTIRE CONVERSATION HAS TO DO WITH HIS JOB AS A JOURNALIST..IN FACT HE COMES OUT AS A TOP NOTCH LOBBYIST HIMSELF..
AND FINALLY HE STILL GOES ON TO CLAIM SHAMELESSLY THAT HE HAS NOTHING TO BE ASHAMED OF!!

raj59 said...

I Fully agree with what Mr. Anupam Mishra has stated below. PC needs to explain this ... and not try to justify his actions. He has betrayed our trust and faith in journalists ... can he explain whay he wants to meet Mukesh Ambani so much ???


ANUPAM MISHRA said...
Please note-
1.Prabu openly talking about fixing/managing the highest court in the land;
2.justifying his act by claiming that the system is "not clean" and one must not end up losing;
3.dying to meet mukesh ambani..to "help him out"..in the supreme court;
4.openly naming the Chief justice of a high court as a lobbyist for anil ambani;
5.boasting of his contacts right from the politicians to the judicial setup..& of course his powers to manage if mukesh talks to him;
PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT HE IS TALKING TO A LOBBYSIT..CAN HE EXPLAIN AS TO WAT THIS ENTIRE CONVERSATION HAS TO DO WITH HIS JOB AS A JOURNALIST..IN FACT HE COMES OUT AS A TOP NOTCH LOBBYIST HIMSELF..
AND FINALLY HE STILL GOES ON TO CLAIM SHAMELESSLY THAT HE HAS NOTHING TO BE ASHAMED OF!!

RAM NARESH said...

Dear Prabhu jee , Kindly answer these questions: -

1. If TV Media is fair then why did not AAJ-TAK was avoiding journalist like you , Barkha Dutt, Vir Singhvi and Rajdeep names? You could have conducted a free and fair debate on it.

2. If you feel you are fair, then why did you left Seedhi- Baat? Why Mr. Akbar is new anchor?

3. Why did you left Aaj-Tak and went to other media group? It means you will go where ever you are paid better and not bothered about your acts and ethics?

4. If you hide and don't answer , it did convey that you are feared?

5. You always talked about ethics and said "harami" to Anil Ambani. Is it justified?

6. Are you not lobbying for Mr. Mukesh Ambani?

7. Is Media not converting into "TRP and entertainment industry"?

NVG said...

Prabhu Chawla,

The root of this trouble is because you were over ambitious in Life. Had you minded your job from an academic point of view, you would not have tried to play the role of a surgeon in this surgery.

Journalists should not sit in judgement.

Either way, if mukesh had replied to your sms, your mind would not have refused to hold his coat for him, would it ???

You are no Saint. Then why are you trying to cover your bald head with the ochre robe ???

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Avinash Singh said...

Do the Present media have guts to take on themselves and all news channel come together and have a debate that you are clean. if your were not involved in the case then why you left aaj tak. Don't tell me that you are clean. Do you know what does the reporters do? They just report and don't give their advice on media tv. what all you have started doing is that you have started taking a stand on issue and you are infecting Indian viewers mind with your stupid advices

Avinash Singh said...

Do the Present media have guts to take on themselves and all news channel come together and have a debate that you are clean. if your were not involved in the case then why you left aaj tak. Don't tell me that you are clean. Do you know what does the reporters do? They just report and don't give their advice on media tv. what all you have started doing is that you have started taking a stand on issue and you are infecting Indian viewers mind with your stupid advices