Reflections

Scribbled in the margin: "off the record" information

If there's one thing journalists hate hearing from their sources it's the dreaded "this is off the record," as if that in itself makes the source immune to attacks, questions and criticisms. Some people may think "off the record" comments make the information useless. Not quite. Usually this information at least provides better perspective for… Continue reading Scribbled in the margin: "off the record" information

Reflections

Scribbled in the margin: conversation with a Fulbright Fellow

I spoke to four Fulbright Fellows yesterday at a press conference held by the U.S. Consul General announcing the 2010 Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships, aimed a scholarly exchange between India and the U.S. specifically.I was most interested in what Shiva Ayyadurai of M.I.T. had to say, because his personal experience coming back to India for professional reasons… Continue reading Scribbled in the margin: conversation with a Fulbright Fellow