Jay Shah, May 15, 2014
Arnab Goswami was left puzzled last night as a panellist on his prime time debate show spoke for nine seconds uninterrupted. Officials from the Limca Book of Records are reviewing the footage of the incident and are expected to make a formal announcement soon.
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Viewers report that Arnab kept looking anxiously towards his watch as the precious seconds ticked by, but he just couldn’t find the words to stop the panellist.
The panellist seemed all set to continue speaking for several more seconds when he made a grammatical error. The anchor swiftly acted and started repeatedly bellowing the words “One Minute”. He then proceeded to systematically disparage the panellist until he was rendered completely speechless. Arnab Goswami then discreetly wiped the sweat from his brow.
Goswami to scale up hostility and arrogance to avoid a repeat
The event left viewers stunned and confused. Goswami’s channel hastily published an apology to viewers for this unprecedented slip-up. The channel promised that Arnab would turn up his hostility and arrogance to the maximum level so that such a situation doesn’t present itself again. The channel said future panellists would be summarily ignored after a sharp four and three-quarter seconds of speaking at a stretch.
Insider sources said the channel had to respond immediately because the real cause of concern was that the panellist was actually making sense while he was speaking.