Twitter can be a mean place. The Twitterati went berserk when Editor-in-Chief of Times Now announced his resignation. He was trolled even more when he announced his new venture “Republic”. The Twitter users even went on to observe “One-minute of noise” to observe the “occasion.” Today, senior and renowned journalist, Barkha Dutt has stepped down from the position of as Consulting Editor of NDTV.
In an official statement released from NDTV, the company has said that the journalist has requested the company that she would now like to explore new opportunities.
And of course, Twitter went out of control trying to guess her new venture. While some said did wish her well and lauded her for her contribution some wondered if she was coming with a new venture to compete Arnab Goswami’s “Republic”. Some even claimed that she might join Republic.
barkha dutt will do anything to counter republic? she might start a talk show called *Anti-Republic* watch out @republic
— calmwinds (@eratticritic) January 15, 2017
Barkha Dutt quits NDTV!
Will she start Anti- “Republic” ? #JustAsking
— Ashees Ranjan (@JustAshees) January 15, 2017
— विशाल जैन (@vishal_jain11) January 15, 2017
What if Barkha Dutt of NDTV joins arnabs republic TV than bhakts will lose it completely
— Adivasi (@aadiivaasi) January 15, 2017
In th worst times, @BDUTT / Arnab launching their own ventures. Indian TV news & current affairs definitely getting a new definition in 2017
— Ahmed Ali Fayyaz (@ahmedalifayyaz) January 15, 2017
Barkha Dutt might join Modi’s ‘Niti Ayog’ and be chief advisor for information and broadcast ministry? After all, Modi Statesman Chhe!
— Be’Havin! (@WrongDoc) January 15, 2017
Don’t guess much about the next step of @BDUTT. She has been hired by Mamta banerjee to counter Republic by launching SECULAR Republic.
— पन्ना लाल (@itsmepanna) January 15, 2017
— Shruti Mehta (@opportunistic05) January 15, 2017
— डॉ. परीमल त्रिपाठी (@GhasPhoosDoctor) January 15, 2017
— nemil shah (@ShahNemil) January 15, 2017
Well, we’ll just have to wait and watch, my friend.
Barkha Dutt who hosts her own TV program, “We the People” took to Twitter to confirm the news and said that she would be moving and starting her own venture. She has been associated with the channel for the last 21 years and rose to fame after coverage of Kargil war in 1999. “Its been a super ride at NDTV but new beginning in 2017. I shall be moving on from NDTV to explore new opportunities & my own ventures,” she tweeted.