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There are many lessons to be learnt from the publication and subsequent “Correction” (October 29, 2013) issued for the story titled “»
My earlier columns — “A framework for accountability” (October 7, 2013), “The bandwagon effect” (September 16, 2013) and “Unbranding ourselves” (October 1, 2012) looked at how the idea of justice... »
Like any other freedom, freedom of expression too is a product of relentless struggle. In one of my earlier columns, “From principle to practice” (January 28, 2013), I looked at three significant... »
I am grateful to the number of readers who had responded to my last column, “The adjective filter” (September 30, 2013). The opinions were varied, and their import differed but there was one commo... »
One of the most difficult tasks before a reporter is to ruthlessly separate news and opinion. The editorial code of this paper says that “The Hindu shall, as a rule, maintain a clear distin... »
The spectre of communal violence is both a tragedy and a challenge for good journalism. How to report the violence? How to bring out the sense of pain and loss of innocent men, women and children... »
The fact that my first anniversary column as a Readers’ Editor coincides with the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) official declaration of Mr. Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate gives... »
Much has been written about the watchdog role of the media. But, there is hardly any rigorous study about the relationship between the state of the economy and the state of the media. India is slo... »
How does one describe and make sense of a newspaper like The Hindu, which will be 135 years old three weeks from now? Is there a single term to capture its range and its reach? I think the... »
The recent developments in the United States and the United Kingdom have ramifications beyond the conventional Western world. The democratic deficit in these two major nations, especially in deali... »
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