In what seems to be the norm these days, senior journalist Barkha Dutt quit as consulting editor of NDTV and announced her decision on Twitter and Facebook. According to reports, she is likely to start her own venture. In an official statement issued by NDTV, the news channel appreciated her long-time association with the channel and wished her all the best for her future.
She was blamed for putting lives at risk and causing deaths by identifying on live television where the hotel guests might be located.
On social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, people have been speculating on what will happen now – will Dutta put up a rival channel to that of Goswami’s? Will she join him? As someone tweeted: There are fun times ahead!
Here is what people guessed about Barkha’s New Venture
Barkha Dutt quits NDTV!
Will she start Anti- "Republic" ? #JustAsking
— Ashees Ranjan (@JustAshees) January 15, 2017
Why do I get the feeling that in response to Arnab's Republic, someone is soon coming up with Caliphate??
— Abhinav Prakash (@Abhina_Prakash) January 15, 2017
So what will #BarkhaDutt's new venture be called? Democratic?
— Shrivatsa Upadhyaya (@ushrivatsa) January 15, 2017
— yashas (@YashasRonie) January 15, 2017
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
— Shruti Mehta (@opportunistic05) January 15, 2017
To score 1 up against Arnab, #BarkhaDutt to announce its own news channel titled ' Banana Republic'
— Priyank (@moj_che) January 15, 2017