Thursday, 6 November 2014

Fee fo fum

By levying a licence fee on TV and radio, the central government will push us back into the nineteenth century. The government abolished this fee decades ago. It could insist on self-funding of TV and radio through advertisement and other means and cut unwanted expenses. The government owned channels seems unable to come out of bureaucracy's ted tape.

(This letter published in Hindustan Times, 14th September 2004)