At any given point, news is breaking somewhere. The dynamics are fascinating, the lives hectic, the demands neverending.... But whats going on inside a TV news channel? When the egos take over and the drive to succeed wipes out all else, identity crises, paranoia and insecurity take their toll.
A prematurely ageing drama queen, a melodramatic friend and a carefree Casanova ... friendship flies out the window, as events take on a life of their own and their world starts to unravel.
Death, betrayal, conspiracy theories and drama ga lore.... Broken News is a work of fiction, but stabs at the truth of fractured identities and misplaced priorities in the glittering world of television news.
About the Author Amrita Tripathi is a broadcast journalist based in New Delhi. She has worked in print, doesnt take sides in the print vs TV journalism debate, and holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Philosophy from St. Stephens College, Delhi University.
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