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Abstract

In late 2013, Nina (name changed), a Senior Correspondent at an Indian weekly news magazine Tehelka was left emotionally scarred and was undergoing significant turmoil about the situation in which she found herself. According to her, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Tehelka and veteran journalist, Tarun J Tejpal (Tejpal), had sexually assaulted her in the elevator of a five-star hotel on two occasions during THiNK Fest 2013, an annual conference organized by the magazine in Goa. The stakes were high - in the line of fire was the founder of Tehelka, a celebrated journalist who was considered a crusader for women's rights and a champion of the underprivileged. Nina, as a journalist, had always urged women to speak out and break the silence that surrounded sexual crime, but found herself at the cross roads. She feared losing her job and a possible retribution by the powerful Tejpal. However, according to her, her feminist principles and inner conscience drove her to voice her values and she finally decided to bring the incident to light. But her dilemma was - what should she say, to whom, and when? What would be at stake for her?

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for postgraduate courses.

Time period

The events covered by this case took place in 2013.

Geographical setting

Region:
Asia
Country:
India

Featured company

Tehelka
Industry:
Media

Featured protagonist

  • Nina (female), Senior Correspondent

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Abstract

In late 2013, Nina (name changed), a Senior Correspondent at an Indian weekly news magazine Tehelka was left emotionally scarred and was undergoing significant turmoil about the situation in which she found herself. According to her, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Tehelka and veteran journalist, Tarun J Tejpal (Tejpal), had sexually assaulted her in the elevator of a five-star hotel on two occasions during THiNK Fest 2013, an annual conference organized by the magazine in Goa. The stakes were high - in the line of fire was the founder of Tehelka, a celebrated journalist who was considered a crusader for women's rights and a champion of the underprivileged. Nina, as a journalist, had always urged women to speak out and break the silence that surrounded sexual crime, but found herself at the cross roads. She feared losing her job and a possible retribution by the powerful Tejpal. However, according to her, her feminist principles and inner conscience drove her to voice her values and she finally decided to bring the incident to light. But her dilemma was - what should she say, to whom, and when? What would be at stake for her?

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for postgraduate courses.

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Time period

The events covered by this case took place in 2013.

Geographical setting

Region:
Asia
Country:
India

Featured company

Tehelka
Industry:
Media

Featured protagonist

  • Nina (female), Senior Correspondent

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