Ayaz Memon and Ishu Bhalla quit DNA

By Biprorshee Das , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Media Publishing | November 12, 2009
While Memon will continue as a columnist with DNA; Bhalla has not determined his future plans yet

Ayaz Memon, editor at large and Ishu Bhalla, executive vice-president, revenues have quit Daily News and Analysis (DNA), the English broadsheet newspaper. KU Rao, chief executive officer, DNA, confirms the development to afaqs!.

Memon, who has been associated with the newspaper for five years, will continue as a columnist.

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Bhalla was with DNA for almost two years. Before joining the daily, he had worked with multinational companies such as Hindustan Unilever, Pepsi and Castrol.

He was involved with the sales division of these companies -- he worked with the sales team in North India at Hindustan Unilever; headed the Western region in Pepsi; and was the head of sales in Eastern and Central Uttar Pradesh at Castrol.

"I have quit for personal reasons. I have not decided about my future ventures yet," Bhalla tells afaqs!.

The decision on the interim replacements could not be ascertained.

Last month, DNA's marketing head, Sheena Saji put in her papers to take a break from work. Saji was with the paper before its launch in July 2005. A replacement is yet to be found for her as well.

DNA is owned by Diligent Media Corporation, a joint venture of the Dainik Bhaskar Group and Essel Group. It is published from Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Surat, Pune, Jaipur and Bengaluru.