This report examines the current state of Doordarshan and formulates an agenda for transforming the channel into an effective foreign policy tool for India
Senior Media Fellow
Nandini Lakshman is a Mumbai-based business journalist and editor and has spent the last three decades chronicling India’s economic ascent in urban and rural landscapes. She has worked at major Indian newspapers like The Economic Times and Business Standard, and international magazines like Asiaweek, Businessweek and Time. She is currently a consultant to the World Bank and is a contributor to the University of Pennsylvania's online business journal Knowledge@Wharton, and the Hong Kong-based India Business Law Journal. She has a BSc from Mumbai University.
Last modified: February 8, 2018
News channels like China’s CCTV, Russia Today and Al-Jazeera have become definitive voices for their nations and for international views. Now, with the Modi government on a public messaging and public realations spree, it is the right time to re-configure our public broadcaster, Doordarshan, to showcase India’s growing global ties and the success of its democracy to the world.
News channels like China’s CCTV, Russia Today and Al-Jazeera have become definitive voices for their nations and for international views. It is the right time for Doordarshan, a late entrant to electronic media-driven influence, to showcase India’s growing global ties and the success of its democracy to the world