Date: Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 9:35 AM
Subject: Re: FIXING BARKHA DUTT
To: Prem Jha
Thanks, Mr.Jha. You are welcome not to use my writings in the " Financial World". Warm regards. B.Raman
On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 8:05 AM, Prem Jha
Dear Mr. Raman,
I am not going to post a comment on your blog on Barkha dutt. But I must warn you , out of respect for your writing that you are doing yourself considerable damage by minimising wher9 and by imnplication, other journalists' involvemenr as intermediaties in government formation. That journalists do getinvolvedas intermediaries in affairs of state from time to time , is not unusual.The key issue is whether they do so in the national interest or in the private interest of a minister or a political party jockeying for power , when the purpose of that jockeying is to secure lucrative ministries.
I have great respect for your writing and have been intending to use your postings regularlu in theFinancial World ( Tehelka's daily paper, which starts next month) . I would be deeply disturbed if you become controversial and your credibility suffers, on such a trivial issue, whenyou have so much to contribute to the public's understanding of the threats that India faces.
With warm regards
Pre,m Shankar Jha
Editoy Financial World