Karma for trou­bled Lo­tus FM

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WHAT could one say about Lo­tus FM and its dis­graced man­age­ment and staff ? A mil­lion things, I pre­sume.

The only pub­lic broad­caster that caters solely for the In­dian com­mu­nity is in the dol­drums once again. Is it the “chick­ens have come home to roost”, “the tip of the ice­berg” or that “just open­ing a can of worms” has be­come the sta­tion’s pas­time for many years?

I think it is karma – “what you sow you shall reap”. Man­age­ment and staff at the sta­tion have been like crabs for years, drag­ging each other down.

Ru­mours of nepo­tism and favouritism have been the sta­tion’s is­sues for more than 25 years. Also, in the past 10 years there have been al­le­ga­tions of men­tal, sex­ual and ver­bal abuse. And guess who suf­fers? The lis­tener. New DJs are al­legedly of­fered jobs in ex­change for sex­ual favours. This needs to be proved, be­cause there is “no smoke with­out fire”. Who is fan­ning the flames, putting out fires or fight­ing fire with fire?

Some DJs are “cry­ing wolf” while they are “run­ning with the pack”, en­joy­ing the com­pany of man­age­ment and all the perks.

The ones who faced the abuse for years and are scarred by the trauma must find jus­tice and clo­sure. The per­pe­tra­tors must be brought to book and their al­lies ex­posed. NJ PRAKASH Westville

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