Reflections

The mynah incident

Two weeks ago, Chennai readers were shocked to see in the paper a doctored photo of two mynah birds appear on the second page of The Hindu.While the Editor-in-chief apologized immediately following the complaints from readers who said the image was obviously tampered with, today, in his ONLINE AND OFF LINE column, the Readers' Editor… Continue reading The mynah incident

Reflections

Voting: all prices are fixed, final sale

A few posts back I wrote that the complacency of voters who don't care enough to vote are one cause of corruption in the country that calls itself the largest democracy in the world. If I thought that was bad, reading about how voters accept ridiculously expensive gifts and straight-up cash from candidates who escort… Continue reading Voting: all prices are fixed, final sale

Reflections

At The Hindu/At IBN: What do we owe our sources?

On Monday, I received a call from someone whom, I am ashamed to say, I had completely forgotten about. Her voice was pleading on the phone: "Amritha, what happened? I have no electricity, the heat is unbearable, and I have nowhere to go. Please, let my story be heard by someone." My heart sank. This… Continue reading At The Hindu/At IBN: What do we owe our sources?