Vinod Dua Exclusive Interview with Dhruv Rathee | Media, Modi & Indira Gandhi

Vinod Dua Exclusive Interview with Dhruv Rathee | Media, Modi & Indira Gandhi

Namashkar friends. Today, we have a very special guest for interview, a well known journalist Vinod Dua ji.. We’ll put some questions regarding his life and his experiences. so, vinod ji, my first question shall be that in your career, you had plenty of news channel during your time but you kept on changing i.e. you did not stick only to as single channel & now you have move to The Wire. so, what was your decision(reason) behind changing news channel constantly? Firstly, I am not liked by many wherever I work & I dont have any regret over it Then Secondly, the english term Fair Sense of Independence is plenty within me. I have sticked(max.) to NDTV for around 9years but even there, I did not join any channel. I have always stayed independent from the beginning so, you did shows for them being independent? ; Yes so, where news channel are concerned, I have my own firm which has done B2B contracts with channels. I have never been an employee so whenever contract finished, I used to do it with another channel. So, in this way, I started many like starting of ZEE News was done through my hands Beginning of TV Today in year 1987 was also done by me Apart from that, Sahara so, since I was the only one around all these opening, so I got all the chances If someone else had been there, then he would have got it. so, what was the reason of leaving them, can we say conflict of interest? No, I had to leave firstly whenever contract used to end Secondly, like incase of ZEE, I entered into contract with ZEEon 10th may, 1997 & it began that night itself, earlier it used to ZEE India TV & that contract was till 31/12 only, the day when passengers of IC 814 were released. I did my last programme and then left for New Year party so these are time bound contracts. Did you ever feel, at any point of time, that you left any channel due to conflict of interest? yes Surely, last year itself, Naveen jindal’s channel named News World India So, I cant bear interference by anyone but interference started over there That means, your content started becoming prescripted? Yes, questions like why did you say this? & I am not used to this. It was a contract of 1 year but I ended it up within 4 months. Then How did you come in The Wire? Oh, The Wire is a beautiful phase and rest, siddharth vardhrajan told me that he is starting The Wire in Hindi & told me to talk about the Public to which i agreed upon So, we are doing the same. I am not a part of The Wire officially but I am a contributor; Dhruv: The way you have always been before so What is special about the Wire which is not common with other news channel? Firstly, I didnt know that Social media has such high access Secondly, there is no lengthy pile of work like, you and me are sitting here I have a habit of very expensive sets, around crores, multi cameras around 6 cameras , 5 cameras , big studios since my entire life has been spent in this This is my 43rd year in media I started, my first programme was on 27 November, 1974 I was used to be big studios etc. but this is so much lifelike that I feel so good Dhruv: That it is very casual. Apart from casual, even in Jan Gan Man, a water bottle is kept from the beginning so, just like real life study, it is almost like that At one time, you were also food journalist so was it suggested to you by the channel or your self interest aroused regarding the food? Firstly, I wasn’t a food journalist nor I am a food expert but I am foodie. I have an inclination towards tasty food This suggestion(idea) was by channel producer Monica Narula. It was her idea Secondly, My connection is with mohalla, the road I am a people’s person and I love it a lot like an Aam aadmi?; Yes Thirdly, whenever we go to a new place, what do we first do? We meet our friends, parents, relatives, whoever is there visit that place, landmarks and dine out at the best place. That’s what I used to do; Visit any city, told about that city a bit and then do shooting at the best places which were already researched before There used to be no script and entirely extempore It was my fun programme So, currently for the show Jan Gan Man, how is the content selected? Here, Content selection is like, My colleague Akhil We have a talk during the day, around 1Pm about the topic to be covered Conventionally, there was never a difference of opinion so, was there a general category which shall only be selected? See, the environment where almost all news channel & majority of media is Governmental or Courtiers who have an inclination towards them which is given and non-negotiable that we will be critical of the Govt. whcih should be taken for granted Once it is decided that job of media is to be critical which is not done by anyone All have been Governmental or Courtiers So, we have an assumption that we have to be critical of the Govt. That’s the role of media Keeping that in mind, we take topic from current happenings like this report by Reserve Bank Of India which stated that the amount which was in circulation before DeMo has approximately come back so what was achieved out of it? Dhruv: Nothing; so Now we shall be taking this up. Even I have also thought about this so, in this way, we decide a topic. Is it so that the focus is on the news which is not showcased on the channels? yes, we focus on such news as well. which is our responsibility so, in today’s time, situation of country is not good like institutions are attacked one by one almost hijacked, so through your extensive experience, since you also were during the time of Indira gandhi so, how can that time be compared with today’s scenario? Is it worse than that time? I feel that it is almost the same situation of 1976-77 Rather it is worse than that because At the time of Indira Gandhi, there were only an armful of few selected people Currently, in a planned manner There is an organisation which has its own ideology and thinking about how Bharat should be. so an entire organisation is behind this which makes this time more worse than Gandhi’s 1977 but situations are almost similar. so what steps in future can be taken to avoid such dreadful past? I personally believe that in democracy, even capable citizens are also needed We need capable citizens for democracy which we dont have(lag) here People get swayed away, get deceived through propoganda getting things their own way whether by laughing or crying or singing or by intimidation people get deceived in rallies so the biggest need in democracy is to have capable citizens which can be done by nurturing them. so Did the same used to happen in those times i.e. the Govt. also engage in fooling and spreading propoganda? I still remember that in those days, posters in buses stated that” We are moving towards golden future” like, currently Good days are about to come while during emergency period, buses had it written that we are moving towards golden future so situation is quite similar but there used to be one difference, nobody knew that the public has ,on its own, decided that whenever elections shall happen, they shall be chucked out i.e. Indira gandhi & congress Nobody has this clue/idea. Plus nobody thought of the alternative. Janta Party can also be formed by joining all parties so alternatives always arise in democracy Did they also use nationalism or religion which is a factor currently but not then? No, there wasn’t such factor so, here religion also has a new angle. Did u ever have any pressure from higher authorities while working with The Wire? There was a film Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro It has a dialogue of Late Om Puri. Yudhistra scolded him and said” Bhim, You dont listen to your elder brother” so He reverted back saying that He has not even abided to his father then who are you? then whose pressure?? (laughs) so Was there any organised attack by troll army? yes, they keep on doing so online or offline? Majority on online but none via offline since I dont pay much heed to this. So, tons of thanks Vinod Dua ji for connecting with us Nice meeting you. I do watch your videos Thank You.

100 thoughts on “Vinod Dua Exclusive Interview with Dhruv Rathee | Media, Modi & Indira Gandhi

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  2. Very nice this type of journalism we need in our country but unfortunately there are very few left like him and you

  3. Dhruv Rathee … jo tum soch rahe ho ki logon ko aise video bana k gumraah kar le jaoge woh beta tumse ho nahi payega…. tumhe jisne bhi is kaam pe lagaya hai wobhi kuch nahi kr payega.. kyunki janta janto hai ki democracy unke haath me hai …shame on you ki emergency k time ko support karte hue aaj k time se compare kiya…

  4. Aap dono ko me itna pyar kyu karta hu mujhe samajh nahi aata… Love you so much. U both doing great job 💓💓💓

  5. I have not find any press reporter who are claiming to be genuine, talk about sikh genocide of 1984. Indira Gandhi played the same game which BJP repeated in 2000 Godhra

  6. भाई कोर्ट में जज की कमी है , सरकारी दफ्तर में स्टाफ की कमी है इस पर भी कुछ बताओ

  7. ye baddua saala rapiast hai , aur tum jaise iski chhat ke hi bade huve lagte ho,iski beti bhi tere sath ,,,,,,,,,,,, tu kuch kar bhi sakta hai yater baap ki tarah tu bhi chhakka ,,,,,,

  8. ये सब माता सोनिया के आशीर्वाद से अपना धंधा कर रहे है

  9. Dhruv Bhai can you please focus in on potholes topic also as in Mumbai we have lot of problems with city like Mumbai but no proper action has been taken yet

  10. कितने आराम से,ठंडे तरीके से दोनों बात कर रहे हैं बहुत दिन बाद कानों,को आंखों को शांति मिली.

  11. Dear ,
    I Appreciate your work and your efforts. Pls put your question in neutral way. I can understand as you are Activist .it can't be possible but people of India who follow you wants a critical analysis with neutral questioning.

  12. Abe BC esne kon SA kam Kia,,,,mee to me eska naam Aaya,,,Sanjay baru ke book me ek word h junket to us trh ka ka journalist h

  13. is Dumya me naotanki karne waly Bahud h us me se ek Avi Dandiya h jo Desh Bhagti ki naotanki karta tha totally fek nekla jhot ki Dunya me sache kam miltae h

  14. india s on the edge of destroy, fear, end of democracy, cbi, ed, judiciary, media, hc, hindu muslim divide, 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 vote for justice

  15. Please get your videos dubbed to other languages so people can easily understand all over 🇮🇳 India

  16. Dhruv your style of anchoring is great , your smooth talking appeals so much , very patiently you handle your shows & your smile is too good , all the best .

  17. Ek nawjawan ki itni ache soch se main bahut prabhawit hun, aap jaisoon ki iss desh ko bahut jarurat hai, Dhruv.. Logon ki aankhen kholiye…

  18. We need people like Vinod sir and Dhruv Bhai to motivate people about their rights and responsibilities .. because journalist should be the critic of the government..

  19. Dua ji so soft spoken ..sudhir Chaudhary , arnab etc should watch this .. always shouting over the top

  20. Ek bat samjh me nhi araha ki sab intelligent…. Telented log modi k khilaf kyun he…..jese druv, Vinod ji, ravish kumar ,abhisar sarma, ye sb ….

  21. Apne dokan bandh karo bjp jeet geya.. 2024 me phir chalu karo.😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  22. Vinod dua..Bap re sir ko m news m jb m 9 year ki thi..Tabse dkha h..Phir journalist aate gye or ye kaahi khoo gye.

  23. With all due respect to the years of work that he has done, and keeping aside the sexual assault allegations which are upon him,
    He sounds like a self absorbed know it all cocky person.
    In this interview alone, he praised himself (very modestly) many times if you noticed carefully.

  24. Agar tujhe famous hona hai to tu Raj Thakre ka interview le, BC wo Teri aisi insult karega ki pura desh maje se hamesha wo video dekhega , aur tu famous hoga ye Kya chindi logo ka interview lete rahata hai

  25. Bhilkul sahi education se hee logo may buddhi aayigi sahi galat ki pehchan karne ki. But taab taak log sald jayenge. Nayi vikalp mushkil hay aab.😪😪

  26. Dhruv plzzzz aap shirt hi wear Kiya karo…bahot achhe lagte ho❤ and ur intelligence and simplicity adds glow on ur face

  27. Dhruv plzzzz aap shirt hi wear Kiya karo…bahot achhe lagte ho❤ and ur intelligence and simplicity adds glow on ur face

  28. Keeping aside the fact that he is one of the accused in Metoo, Vinod Dua definitely has a smugness and unnecessary pride about the journalistic career he had. You can sense it in the way he answers.

  29. Jayada se jyada log railiyo me ikattha na ho isliye BOM blast sarkaro dwara karaya jata hai ,Puri sarkari system Ke sath ,

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