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Their chats were revelatory.
It would have been a fitting tribute to Ramnath Goenka if the organisers had taken advantage of the high-decibel media presence to discuss factors that are threatening professional values, journalistic autonomy, media ethics and public service reporting, instead of using it as another opportunity to invite a Bollywood star and reap mileage out of his controversial remarks.
Vinod Mehta, a popular columnist, author and editor known for his acerbic wit, irreverence and in the past two decades for launching and editing the newsmagazine Outlook, pa ed away on Sunday after a...