1. When Mohandas Pai and Harsh Goenka took to Twitter in row over Arnab Goswami’s new ‘Republic’ channel

When Mohandas Pai and Harsh Goenka took to Twitter in row over Arnab Goswami’s new ‘Republic’ channel

On Sunday Harsh Goenka tweeted without directly naming about who owns the largest 'Pai' at Arnab Goswami's latest venture called 'Republic' channel.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: December 18, 2016 9:37 PM


former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Infosys T V Mohandas Pai (Reuters Stringer files) Former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Infosys T V Mohandas Pai (Reuters Stringer files)

On one hand was the chairman of a leading industrial group and on the other, a famous name in the corporate world and they were not exchanging pleasantries – far from it. Sunday evening saw a rather serious exchange on Twitter between Chairman of RP Goenka (RPG) group, Harsh Goenka and former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Infosys T V Mohandas Pai with the the former taking a jibe at the latter without mentioning any name directly but dropped enough of a hint about Mohandas Pai being one of the largest stakeholder in the famous journalist and television news anchor Arnab Goswami’s latest venture called, ‘Republic.’ Goswami had quit Times Now recently.

Goenka’s tweet was taken seriously enough by Mohandas Pai, who has been a frequent guest at Goswami’s flagship show ’The Newshour’. The reactions included the use of the word ‘liar’ as well as demands for ‘proof’. However, Pai later, in a separate tweet, admitted that he is a stakeholder but not the largest one.

The tweet by Harsh Goenka started gaining traction when other known faces like noted Supreme Court (SC) lawyer Sanjay Hegde also took part in the conversation.

On November 1, Arnab Goswami announced his resignation from all executive positions of Times Now and revealed that he is going to venture into something of his own. In his final farewell speech to the colleagues of Times Now, Arnab had revealed that he believed in independent media. It was earlier speculated that his venture will have an association with media tycoon Rupert Murdoch but no report has confirmed that.

Just days ago, the ace journalist told The News Minute that the new venture will be called ‘Republic’ and work is already on to get the venture up soon.

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  1. Swathi Naidu
    Dec 22, 2016 at 12:18 am
    But where is Arnab? Standing in a ATM queue - Nation wants to know lols
    1. T
      Dec 21, 2016 at 6:23 am
      like I said earlier, Arnab G do make a fresh comeback soon... "Republic is waiting..." they seem to fear Arnab G as pro-bjp journalist, per se , but definitely he is not...good luck...Aum shanti
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        GM Reddy
        Dec 18, 2016 at 6:39 pm
        What is wrong in Mr.Pai having a stake in it?
        1. Rajni Koul
          Dec 18, 2016 at 10:57 pm
          Arnab & Mohan congratulations to both of you on new venture Sanjay Hegde & elk need some burnol to apply on their rear end it is on fire may be they need to consume liquid form of burnol ..oh!!! not available in the market in that case they need to sit on ice slab to reduce burns on their rear end ......
          1. pramod
            Dec 19, 2016 at 5:32 am
            Goenka and Hegde of the world are sour losers. Have they ever speculated the investors in Barkha and Shekher gupta...and we all know why. Congratulation to Arnab for his new venture. Keep doing your great work.
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              Dr.Ramesh Tamiri
              Dec 19, 2016 at 1:45 am
              Indian media will be more credible in the hands of Arnab Goswami and Mohandas Pai.Other media stands exposed on which consuency they serve.Big hand to REPUBLIC
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                Abdul moid khan
                Jul 26, 2017 at 12:20 am
                The attacking journalism introduced by Mr. Goswami.....but now I can prove through his debate itself, how decisive , judgemental , pro ruling government and of course biased in order to provide unintrupted time slots for those who carry different views against Mr . Goswami as well as ruling party in the centre. One more thing I would like share with Mr. Goswami conduct some very important and result oriented debate that must contribute India's economic, social and cultural upliftment as well as eradicate poverty from our country INDIA zindabad With my best wishes Abdul moid khan 9598423437
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