Recently, there was news item about Mr Sanjay Leela Bhansali launching a film about 'Love Story' of Alauddin Khilji and Queen Padmavati. The newspaper that ran the story apologised next day for using the words 'lover of Khilji' for 'Padmavati'. But, none from Bhansali team has refuted the story.
Many people have called it spat between two best known names in Electronic Media. I would say, it's a challenge for fight by Barkha, because Arnab never named her, nor has he joined the ugly one sided debate so far. It is social media that has converted this into a spat.
Dr. Subramanian Swamy's revelations about Shantikanta Das's role in Aircel-Maxis deal, about how Chidambaram family were let off the hook and attempts to derail National Herald case stirred the proverbial hornets nest. People are now talking of derailed NSEL case also. There is history of Mr. Das serving interests of Karunanidhi while he was posted in Tamil Nadu.
Generally I get over a TV debate, howsoever demanding and controversial it may be, within 2-3 hours of closure. However, images of so called progressive panellists smirking about celibate status of Lord Ayyappa have disturbed me immensely, hence this.