Mumbai, December 27, 2011
The calendar year of 2011, is almost at an end and a new year of change awaits us. With an eye on the future, it’s time to look back at the year that was and introspect on some of the key issues that highlighted the Indian horizon.
The battle against inflation, punctuated by RBI’s interest rates hikes, and a slowing growth rate was a dominant theme throughout the year. While, the fight against corruption got Anna Hazare to the forefront of national debate as the Jan Lokpal Bill became a bane for the UPA government. The government came under further pressure amidst allegations of involvement in the 2G scams, illegal mining controversies and stalled reforms as ‘policy paralysis’ became another buzzword. With consumer confidence going south and the rupee saw a steep fall against the dollar starting August, the world is now looking at India’s next move as they re-evaluate their positions. CNBC-TV18, India’s No. 1 business medium, will reflect the key issues that India as a maturing global economy faces, with a series of shows at the end of the calendar year.
The year-end specials look at wide ranging issues from a sector wise wrap, to regulatory developments in the markets, from the government’s performance on the policy front to the big newsmakers of 2011. We also review the best that 2011 had to offer in terms of cars & bikes, the best in the field of advertising and on completion of ten years for our entrepreneurship show Young Turks, we name the Internet Company of the Year 2011.
Speaking on the year-end specials Saket Saurabh, Head – Marketing, CNBC-TV18 said “After a challenging 2011, we felt it was appropriate to reflect and introspect on the year gone by, take note of the key learnings and prepare ourselves for the next year. Our programming attempts to capture and distill that understanding for our viewers and enables to make the best business and investing decisions.”
The following is the line-up of specials on CNBC-TV18:
Young Turks Dream Decade –Dec 31 Sat 11am & 2:30 pm and Jan 1 Sun 12 noon
2011 was the year of the internet economy and Young Turks awards the ‘Internet Company of the year 2011’. Catch a special discussion with - Hitesh Oberoi, CEO - Infoedge, Sanjeev Aggrawal, Founder - Helion Ventures, Hemir Doshi, Partner - IDG Ventures, Pramod Bhasin, Shashi Reddy, Serial Entrepreneur & founder – Applabs as they select the best Indian Internet company.
Corporate Diaries Dec 27, Tue 7 pm
A sector wise wrap of 2011 and a discussion on issues that prevented industries from performing well.
The Year Of The Under Performing Alliance Dec 28, Wed 7pm
A look at the key policies and underperformance of the Government.
Managing Markets Dec 29, Thur 7pm
A look at the regulatory aspects and key developments to hit the markets in 2011.
Newsmakers 2011 Dec 30, Fri 7pm
A look at 6 of the top newsmakers, reasons why they made headlines and their impact. The newsmakers - Anna Hazare, Mamta Banerjee, Jayalalitha, Cyrus Mistry, Narayan Murthy & Steve Jobs.
Storyboard Models- Dec 27, Tue 7 pm
Storyboard is going to profile some of the actors and models who have played the ‘common man’ in Indian advertising and also explore what this says about our nation.
Storyboard Special With Santosh Desai- Dec 27, Tue 10:30 pm, Dec 31, Sat 2:30 pm and Jan 1, Sun 11:30 am & 9:30 pm
In true Storyboard tradition, Santosh Desai, Brand Expert, Columnist and CEO of Future Brands reviews the year 2011 in advertising. He draws out the big trends of the year, picks out his campaign of the year and analyses what the year 2011 has come to say about consumers and marketers in India.
Overdrive – Dec 31, Sat 1 pm & 10 pm, Jan 1, Sunday 12:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Overdrive will catch you off-guard with the latest thrills, frills and horse-power with the highlights of 2011 in the world of cars, bikes and motorsports.
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