I read with interest the news on editorial succession in The Hindu group of publications. It is difficult to think of The Hindu without N. Ram's editorial punch and touch. Under his leadership, the newspaper was a powerful balancing force. All the best to The Hindu's new team.
We join other countless readers of The Hindu to bid a touching adieu to Mr. Ram. We welcome the new team to the great institution, which has carved a niche for itself in journalism since its inception. We fervently hope that the new Editor will uphold the same traditions and values.
R. Sridharan, K. Jayanthi &
S. Arjun Prasanna,
A warm welcome to the new Editors of The Hindu, Business Line, Frontline and Sportstar. Please continue to do good work. All the best for the future.
The Hindu is known for its news content, unbiased views, authenticity, and language. We hope all these qualities will be reinforced under the new regime and some changes brought about, keeping the younger generation in mind.
Congratulations on the effective implementation of the editorial succession plan in one of the most credible newspapers of India. We look forward to continued, unbiased journalism from the new team that has grown from within. That said, I would like to point out that if the newspaper wants to do any favour to its addictive reader base, it should establish an equally compelling legacy in the electronic media.
The stepping down of Mr. Ram has brought an era to an end. His commitment to the objective of being the voice of the voiceless was exemplary. His was, in fact, the lone voice that was often trusted in times of chaos and cacophony. We wish him the very best, while hoping that the new leadership will follow the path laid down by him.
Mr. Ram is the face of The Hindu. He will be missed as one of the few editors who actually understood the newspaper business and had a good sense of the political environment.
I do hope he will continue his work and will look forward to whatever new forum he uses to promote his fight for honest investigative journalism — be it television, commentary or a book.
G. Raghu Kiran,