The Lead The Newsfeed

Future journalists will have to do ‘Dalali’ if Godi Media is not fought against: Ravish

JAMMU: A day after resigning from NTDV, celebrated journalist Ravish Kumar has warned that future journalists will have to do ‘dalali’ if people don’t fight against their slavery of ‘godi media’.

Dalali, literally meaning brokerage, is often used as derogatory word for people catering to interest powers under the garb of their professional responsibilities. Godi media is now being family used to describe a number of news channels in India as lapdogs of the Government.

Ravish Kumar, who presented widely viewed Prime Times programme on NDTV Hindi, resigned Wednesday following stepping down of the NTDV co-founders Radhika and Pranoy Roy. Roys resigned in wake of Adani Group of Gautam Adani, a businessman seen close to the current regime, took over nearly 30% of the stake in NDTV and is seen inching up to full control of the channel.

Ravish is the first journalist to quit NDTV in wake of Adani’s control. His move is being hailed by his followers who are describing him the unsellable hope of true journalism.

A day after resignation, Ravish Kumar took to YouTube to connect with his audience. He spoke high of his colleagues at the NDTV even as he said that he will talk about the channel on some other occasion. He particularly mentioned about his women colleagues for helping him fight patriarchy.

He called upon his viewers to fight it and come out of the slavery of godi media. He said if the godi media is not resisted, all future journalists will have to do dalali.

Ravish said he is not certain about his future moves but in the meantime YouTube shall remain his primary address.


The Dispatch is present across a number of social media platforms. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for exciting videos; join us on Facebook, Intagram and Twitter for quick updates and discussions. We are also available on the Telegram. Follow us on Pinterest for thousands of pictures and graphics. We care to respond to text messages on WhatsApp at 8082480136 [No calls accepted]. To contribute an article or pitch a story idea, write to us at [email protected] |Click to know more about The Dispatch, our standards and policies