Satish Padmanabhan

Panel discussion on ‘The Role of PSUs in Odisha's Development’ underway at Outlook SpeakOut: Reimagining Odisha, in Bhubaneswar.

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PK Mohapatra, Director, Technical (NTPC), Bhuwan Chandra Tripathi (CMD, GAIL), Sanjiv Singh (CMD, Indian Oil), SK Mishra (Manager Traffic, Paradip Port Trust) and V. Balasubramanyam (Director, Production, Nalco) with Outlook’s Executive Editor Satish Padmanabhan during a panel discussion- The Role of PSUs in Odisha's Development.

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Outlook Magazine Editor-In-Chief Rajesh Ramachandran (2L) with Outlook magazine deputy managing editor Sunil Menon (L), deputy editor Satish Padmanabhan (2R) and Special correspondent Ushinor Majumdar (R) during the Outlook Speakout Awards function, in New Delhi.

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Satish Padmanabhan I don’t know if I should be saying this, but every magazine I’ve worked for has closed down. I started my career with a magazine called Young Media run by the redoubt­able editor Camie Bhui (who I thought would be a long-legged blonde but was in fact a burly Sikh gent with a Canada connection). It shut and I started freelancing for City Scan and Destination Traveller, both excellent magazines, but wound down a couple of years after I started contributing. The next is the big one, Sunday, the finest newsmag of its time, but it couldn’t stand the brutality of the market. After a few stints with newspapers, I moved to TV, to India Business Report, TV 18’s pioneering weekly magazine show on BBC, which had a fantastic run but finally went to competitor NDTV. Well, I better stop before this pricks the ears of Outlook’s owners.

The eminences Jury members Mukul Kesavan, Nilanjana Roy, Sunil Sethi, Mani Shankar Aiyar, David Davidar and moderator Satish Padmanabhan at the Villa Medici, Taj Mahal Hotel, Mansingh Road, New Delhi