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MUMBAI, Feb. 27. IT was valium time for spin doctors across the country on Tuesday, the day before the presentation of the Union Budget for fiscal 2001-2002 in Parliament by the Finance Minister, Mr Yashwant Sinha.
Competing television channels turned on the heat to lock into place the air time and budget-related views of their more articulate clients even as other, somewhat intellectually- challenged clients demanded returns for the retainer fees that they'd been paying the spin doctors in terms of media coverage of their views on public finance.
A journo-turned-spin-doctor told Business Line ruefully that she'd never worked so hard on understanding the …