Anjali Rao

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Post by Hello » Fri Aug 20, 2004 4:34 pm

phaedrusuk+Aug 19 2004, 09:27 PM(phaedrusuk @ Aug 19 2004, 09:27 PM)





P.S. I'm amazed that was the first fan email she'd received at Star TV - do you think she has received any while now she ins on Sky TV UK ? How would we contact her - via mailto:news@sky.com possibly ?




If you wanted to get in touch with the lovely AnJali Rao try mailto:Anjali.Rao@bskyb.com">Anjali.Rao@bskyb.com

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Post by Hello » Fri Aug 20, 2004 4:52 pm

PS to last post: Who's idea was it to put two of Sky's best looking female presenters (Karin Giannone and Anjali Rao) on presenting through the night UK time? Unless you live on the Australian time zone or are able to watch Skynews through the night then you miss out on two of their best female presenters. They should be moved to a daytime slot (UK time).

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Post by wildmanfischer » Fri Aug 20, 2004 5:29 pm





hehehhe see ive managed to pry quite a few anjali fans from the woodwork, now all we need to do is somehow get together and launch a few ideas,

who knows in 5 years she could be bigger than natasha!!!

fingers crossed she does,




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Post by Aztech500 » Fri Aug 20, 2004 5:52 pm

Finally, a surge of interest in Anjali Rao! Clearly she made the right move in leaving Star for Sky News, since she got no attention before. Every six months or so I would throw her name into Google, just to see if anything had developed, and this was the first time anything came up besides that blurb from her prep school.



I'd rather not turn my brief correspondence with Ms. Rao into a seedy expose -- the truth was that she was incredibly friendly, literate and polite in every email, and always wrote back, even when I revealed to her that my friends and I would make bets as to which of her four outfits she'd be wearing on a given night! She took everything with good humor, noting something like "I'd better get myself some new outfits!"



Ms. Rao's dedication in responding to my 'fan mail' reminded me of those old Beatles movies where their manager makes sure they sit down and write a nice, individual response to each fan letter they'd received. It seemed anachronistic in this era of transnational celebrity. I seem to have lost the emails now, alas, but I well remember the opening line from her first response, which read "Your email has made a gray and rainy day in Hong Kong much more pleasant."



I'm a university professor now, and shouldn't be engaged in silly celebrity worship (not that I should have 2 years ago either!), but there certainly is something about Anjali Rao that inspires dedication. She's beautiful, of course, but so are many newscasters, and we don't care a wink about them. I think there's something so straightforward, so 'old school', as we say here in the States, about the way she does the news -- she seems the essence of 'prim and proper', without a trace of sarcasm or jadedness. Back in Jakarta, it almost made me buy into Rupert Murcoch's (owner of Star) right-wing bias!



I envy you all who are able to watch her now -- it doesn't look like Sky News is available here in the US. Perhaps the BBC will snatch her up soon and then America will finally be able to catch a glimpse of the fabulous Anjali Rao.

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Post by Hello » Fri Aug 20, 2004 5:57 pm





IndoMedia,Aug 20 2004, 03:13 PM wrote:


Finally, a surge of interest in Anjali Rao! And why not?

What is the cable/satellite station that Sky owns in the States? Is it Fox? You often hear about them on the news in the UK when an American story breaks. I would have thought that Sky news would be available in the States through one satellite or another. :rolleyes:





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Post by Aztech500 » Sat Aug 21, 2004 4:13 pm

Yes, Fox and Sky are both owned by News Corporation (Newscorp), Rupert Murdoch's media empire. They also own DirectTV, one of the satellite service companies I could theoretically have installed, but inexplicably DirectTV doesn't offer Sky as one of the 220 channels available to US subscribers. It's no great surprise really, Americans are notoriously disinterested in news from outside the country. Even the BBC available here is 'BBC America', which has been programmed so as to remain palatable to U.S. tastes. *sigh*

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Post by rob237 » Sat Aug 21, 2004 4:46 pm

If IndoMedia in the US can get Sky News Australia from Satellite, the overnight UK service appears to broadcast to the Sky Australia service at certain times.



I would question whether AnJali has made the right move to Sky News, yet - she seemed to have been the Anchor "KingPin" presenter to South East Asia while at Star TV ?



Isn't her move more of a stepping stone using the Sky group - Star TV -> SkyNews -> wherever - via the Sky News overnight service - to something better in the future ? Presumably day-time and then to ITN, etc. ?



The star TV web-site has a number of Anjali Rao news videos (asf/rm format) including her expose of - I see that AnJali she won the Best Documentary award for her "Toxic Trail" documentary:



Video at:

http://www.focusasia.startv.com/indepth.cfm?CLIP_DATE=20040201&CLIP_NO=1http://www.focusasia.startv.com/indepth.cf...40201&CLIP_NO=1>



You can search for "Anjali Rao" Star TV documentary/report videos in their Archive Search facility at Star TV here:



http://www.focusasia.startv.com/archive.cfmhttp://www.focusasia.startv.com/archive.cfm>





P.S. (My google search also revealed another Anjali Rao - an Indian adult glamour model ! And it's not as uncommon a name as I first thought!)



[ P.P.S. I note that Karin Giannone has a first-class Modern Languages degree from Cambridge Uni - bright *and* attractive - always an irresistible combination! But AnJali is still my favourite ! ]



Cheers, P.

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Post by rob237 » Sat Aug 21, 2004 5:51 pm

A follow-up:



Thanks for the info re. your email chat. Did AnJali mention her career ambitions in your brief email discussion, while at Star TV ? Does she want to present in the studio or do more out-of-studio work, for example, as she seems to have done a lot of documentaries on Star TV while in Hong Kong.



Presumably she didn't mention leaving StarTV for Sky UK to you !?



I think it is the "public-school" English-neutral accent, (read: prim-and-proper !), reads the news items with interest, with good vocal intonation, plus the fact that she smiles and is "warm, friendly and natural" to the camera, which is what appeals.



Aside: How do they manage to present the 5 hour (1- 6 am ?) rolling news service format - I would say AnJali and her colleagues repeat the SAME news item at least 4 or 5 or more times an hour - depedning on the amount and variety of new items.



They must get bored of reading the SAME news items and showing the same clips hour after hour, 15 mins at a time, approx.



And on the Overnight service, there is little or no new items being introduced - they seem to hold back an item or two and slowly drip-feed these into the "rolling/repeating schedule" over the period.



But it still looks very boring to do... and when / how do they take a drink, do they have their make-up retouched by floor-manager , etc. ? (and time for other unmentionables!) - there seems little time to fit any of this in hour after hour - or do they do that when they show CBS/other US news programmes for half-an-hour or so ?!



My favourite part of the Overnight service is the review of the UK papers - that gives AnJali and other presenters a few minutes to ad-lib and express themselves and reveal a little of their personality / attitudes to the newspapers.



Cheers, P.

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Post by rob237 » Sat Aug 21, 2004 7:38 pm

... except I couldn't help replying to Jwad re. Ms. Kaplinski - since she won the Strictly Come Dancing (BBC 1 TV celebrity dancing competition) which has launched her career from BBC Breakfast news presenter to a minor Celebrity in the UK press, known to many more people, this revealed too much about her!



A number of articles re. her being nice on camera in interviews, but being able to "switch the charm on and off". almost "too professional" - and she is also much more timid off-screen.



Whereas Ms. Rao seem nice all the time, from what I've read here! Maybe she should try taking part in one of these reality TV shows too ?!



Cheers, P.

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Post by wildmanfischer » Sat Aug 21, 2004 7:42 pm

dudes!!!



nice 2 see sooo many anjali fans, but the thing is, how do we go about getting her more tv time? im sure theres something we could do? maybe all email sky news tv?



any more suggestions?

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