Movin’ on up

Promotions in the news (biz): The new editor of the Wall Street Journal’s European edition is desi (via SAJA). Raju Narisetti, who’s sporting an official Editor Goatee, has been with the WSJ for 11 years:

Raju Narisetti has been named editor of the Wall Street Journal Europe, moving up to the top job from managing editor – making him the first South Asian to run an edition of the Journal

BBC reader-stud Riz Khan joins the control room for the Fox of the Middle East:

Riz Khan, former CNN and BBC anchor, joins Al-Jazeera as an anchor…

Tech geeks have long drooled over Berkeley grad Sumi Das’ gadget reviews. She’s now at CNN in DC:

Sumi Das has joined CNN Newsource’s Washington, D.C. bureau as a national correspondent. Previously, Das was a correspondent for MSNBC, where she covered the Scott Peterson trial in Modesto; and before that, she was host of “Fresh Gear” on TechTV.

36 thoughts on “Movin’ on up

  1. Speaking of news and stuff, has anyone seen the CNN ads? Specifically the new Lou Dobbs one called Gandhi, in which Dobbs seems to settle an argument by saying something like, “The prime minister of India is Man-á-man Singh”. Its also hilarious to hear them pronounce Gandhi like Gandeee, bordering this. :) .

    I think this is the second time, India finds mention in these ads too, (the first one being in the Anderson Cooper ad) besides of course having a desi (Sanjay Gupta) being in one of them.

  2. My favourite brown lady of the news is this one called Monita Rajpal

    What lips…those lips…Lord Have Mercy…Bee stung lips from heaven.

    Do you think if you met these people you could crack jokes with them in Punjabi and talk about dhal and roti with them? Or are they too gorafied?

    Monita’s lips are outrageous and saucy.

  3. I am going to write a Chutney song about Monita Rajpal’s lips.

    If you scroll down here, she’s got a wickedly cheeky smile on this one, and she’s doing some good things with her lips in these pictures, they probably help her pronounce words better on CNN.

    Do you think super-readers like Monita eat roti with their hands or do they use a knife and fork because they are so posh?

  4. Dont bring the tone down Oeth. We are only high class people here on this thread that features Monita Rajpal.

  5. Punjabi Boy you are correct, Monita is a goddess. Sepia Mutiny should have a banner with her on it every day

  6. The journalists that Vinod mentions work for the Wall Street Journal and Fox “News”….surprise, surprise!

    Why not directly mention Falguni Lakhani, producer at MSNBC since you appeared on that channel?

  7. The journalists that Vinod mentions work for the Wall Street Journal and Fox “News”….surprise, surprise!

    Oh, I dunno…. perhaps it’s cuz the ones that Manish mentioned in the original post were also from WSJ and Fox?

  8. … the ones that Manish mentioned in the original post were also from… Fox?

    Actually Al-Jazeera, but yeah, same thing ;)

  9. touche… missed your obligatory slam on Red America in your intro on Riz Khan….

    Of course, for folks on the other side of the aisle, NYT’s 50-odd feature headlines on “All Abu Ghraib, All The Time” earn it the moniker the Al Jazeera of America…. Then again, it’s a relatively straight line these days from BBC to Al Jazeera…

  10. NYT’s 50-odd feature headlines on “All Abu Ghraib, All The Time” earn it the moniker the Al Jazeera of America…. Then again, it’s a relatively straight line these days from BBC to Al Jazeera..

    That was pretty funny, even when I read it the second time.

    Here’s my take: Fox is a shitty, biased news-source and Al Jazeera is just a biased news-source. I can tolerate the latter, as it’s just an opinion, but the former, well, it’s like listening to a guy with an opinion and a heavy lisp.

  11. Oooh! I wanna play the Attractive Anchor game! How about Mishal Husain?

    Admittedly, not as striking as Monita, but she’s an eccentric fave of mine. Also, what about Daljit Dhaliwal?. I think my dad had weird crush on her, given how slavishly he used to watch ITN news my mom’s subsequent eye rolling.

    Off topic, how great is Gimme Fiction gimmefiction?

  12. … missed your obligatory slam on Red America in your intro on Riz Khan….

    Dude, that wasn’t an insult to Fox. That was an insult to Al-Jazeera.

  13. I think this Mishal Hussain and Daljit Dhaliwal…their English accents are so phony and posh….Daljit comes from Southall and she talks with a plum in her mouth as if she was to the manor born and is fifteenth in line to the English throne…and Mishal Hussain too…and they just have this aura of coldness about them…Monita though….she is always smiling and her smile is wider than the river Sutlej….and you just know she’s a great laugh and you can have fun with her….no comparison…as for Mujahid’s Punjaban….I have to see her in action….but none of them is in touching distance of this lovely lady called Monita and those lips…the only chick out there whose lips can compare is angelina jolie

    Monita is the best Forget about the rest They are like a cheap vest Monita passes every test

    She has lips that are indestructible Talent that is invincible She comes from America But reads the news everywhere I love her for her lips She has very nice hips

    All other desi newsreaders are player haterz They cant stand that Monita for everyone caters They are jealous and mean Full of envy and green

    Because Monita is the loveliest She is the very best Oooh yes she is Deal with it she is a super star All the rest are amateur

    She is better than Daljit and Zain Who are crazy and have no brain Mishal Hussain is insane Only Monita is the name

    They probably want to strangler her Because none of them are better than her They are full of envy and greed Because Monita is preetier and really can read

    No news is bad news when she reads it Even famine, flood and massacre are like music Other desi presenters the English language abuse it They cant stand Monita because they are stoopid

    I hate them all but love her She is like butterflies and preety flowers She has the news reading powers She is like a shining star A Ferrari car An expensive bra A cup of sweet cha A golden bar She is called Monita

    She is like a morning kiss Her lips make the world seem like bliss I would like to eat saag and maki roti with her She is the best, her name backwards is Rajpal, Monita

  14. I wonder if SAJA knows that their seemingly innocent bio pages are being used for cheesecake by mutineers…

  15. someone,

    please

    get Punjabi Boy some play.

    Is Monita the Bong woman who used to be on BBC World News and is no longer (replaced by Katy Kay, who gets an incredible amount of exposure in the states)?

  16. Can you sort it out dude?

    Punjabi Boy, I’m not sure how this translates in American English, but apologies if I offended. I assumed, given the number of admirers you have on this blog alone, that your lovelife was fair game :) In any case, I’m sorry.

  17. Saurav

    There is nothing anyone can ever say to me that offends I am in-offendible. dont worry about it, just banter :)

  18. There is nothing anyone can ever say to me that offends I am in-offendible. dont worry about it, just banter :)

    Okay, good. Give me a few months and we’ll see if that holds up :) Now will you tell me what “sort it out” means? I live in the cultural backwaters of the world and it’s hard to look up:) I rely primarily on Streets lyrics.

  19. ‘Sort it out’ means….can you make it happen?? Can you do it for me?? Can you help me with this??

  20. I nominate Sarika Sehgal from Toronto1 for this South Asian Anchor Pagent. Punjabi Boy, I think this is the kudi for you (if Mission Monita fails that is).

    Ikram: Ian Hanomansing = SWOON. The man is a dish. He handed me the degree I obtained from his alma mater. The degree (in all its pretentious latin glory) has been all but forgotten but the feel of his handshake remains. Uff, the way he looked at my neck (much shorter in person, he is). And the memory of his booming baritone, he had me at “Welcome to Canada Now”…You are so right about him being a rural phenomenon, noone really knows him by name in TO.

  21. i know him by name, but that’s probably because i was so shocked to see him anchoring the news… respect to cbc for not being bound by any light skin issues

    and let’s not forget the woman who just won’t go away, cbc anchor Suhana Meharchand

  22. ‘Sort it out’ means….can you make it happen?? Can you do it for me?? Can you help me with this??

    grazi. i’ll try to reciprocate the next time americans inexplicably decide that the way to show their nationalist pride is to start replacing the names of common food items with words like “hot dogs,” “liberty cabbage,” or “freedom fries.” If only so you can understand the dark side :)

    and, to answer your question, probably not, but I’ll keep an eye out :)

  23. and let’s not forget the woman who just won’t go away,

    Nope. I don’t get it. Where isn’t she going?

  24. My name is Tahir Mahmood,I am from pakistan and doing phD IN Economic from denmark.I think half of the asian watch BBC for beautifull, decent Mishal Hussain.I my self and lot of pakistani student watch asia to day just for Mishal Hussian. [rest deleted by admin]