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The constant feedback I receive from the readers and the journalists of The Hindu gives me an evolving template to sharpen my approach. The idea of this institution is to create a structure... »
I am grateful to all the readers who responded to my request to evaluate the institution of the Readers’ Editor and my own functioning over a period of sixteen months. Though an overwhelming number... »
In the creative world, irony and coincidence are cousins. But these enchanting devices rarely help journalists to do their work. On the contrary, they have the potential to torpedo good journalism.... »
It is a self-defeating exercise for an ombudsman to plan his year-end column in advance. Last month, I had an opportunity to read excerpts from singer T.M. Krishna’s A Southern Music: The Karna... »
If Dale Carnegie were to write his bestseller ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’ now, he would certainly discourage one from taking up the job of a newspaper ombudsman. The inherent nature... »
There are queries as to why the coverage in The Hindu of sting operations by activist media was on a low-key. The questions pertain to some of the recent expose that include Amit Shah’s ille... »
Some defining moments happened last week. We lost Nelson Mandela. We heard The Guardian editor defending his paper in exposing the overreach of spying agencies before the British Parliament... »
The public anger and the sense of betrayal over the unacceptable, condemnable behaviour of Tehelka’s editor-in-Chief, Tarun Tejpal, are not just about individual propriety and crime but als... »
I have been receiving mails often about the moderation policy for the comments posted on The Hindu portal. Let me share excerpts from some of the mails we have received so far. Ta... »
There have been queries from The Hindu’s readers on the change brought about at the helm of the editorial in late October and what it meant to them. I had to press the pause button a little... »
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