Tarun Tejpal case: How social media has helped in bringing the case of Tehelka to the forefront

035_tejpalThe following is the account of the reactions of Twitteratis on the incident where the publisher of Tehelka allegedly harassed one of his female colleagues.


NOVEMBER 20, 2013

7:02 PM (IST) Rahul Pandita is one of the first few to break the news.


8:10 PM Tarun Tejpal resigns. His resignation letter is made fun of.



8:47 PM Brand Tehelka begins to take the beating.


8:50 PM “Why does Tehelka not have a Sexual Harassment Committee as the law requires?” asked Karuna Nundy, Advocate, Supreme Court of India; qualified Attorney in New York.


The blame on Tehelka Management continues..




10:00 PM, Mainline media begins to pitch in.



With the news at its peak, Tehelka begins to stink.



12:00 AM Journalist fraternity begins to denounce



NOVEMBER 21, 2013

“Dont contribute to Tehelka.”


4: 35 PM Shoma Chaudhury overtakes the centre stage.


NOVEMBER 22, 2013


NOVEMBER 22, 2013


Journalists at Tehelka begins to quit



Fast forwarding the story

Rana Ayyub resigns


However all is not gloomy


With over 76 thousand mentions in the last 7 days, social media has indeed played a role in bringing the story to the fore.

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