The media is obsessed with a fake, false India. We cater to urban audience..but to believe that urban India is disinterested in the rest of India is the easy way out. If they're disinterested, we have to force them to be interested.. one of the most important roles of the media is to monitor public ferformances, be a kind of audit. Forty per cent Indians earn less than a dollar a day. One has to constantly hammer home this point that we're a fake superpower.
This is Vinod Mehta, arguably India's best newspaper editor, who has got integrity, tastes and openness in an interview with Tehelka on completion of ten years of OUTLOOK.
The iconic editor has a reputation for fighting with proprietors and leaving publictions. He seems to be going along well with the present proprietor.