Interview: Siddharth Varadarajan, on why he stepped down as Editor of The Hindu

23 Oct. If indeed policies or editorial values were flouted, the solution would have been to get another professional editor. The fact that the owners have come back into editorial itself provides the answer to this question. The replacement of the professional CEO is further indication of the actual dynamics at play”

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | October 23, 2013

Siddharth Varadarajan

The patch-up among the family members of Kasturi & Sons seems to have been responsible for your sudden exit from The Hindu. But were you surprised by N Ram’s statement?

Yes, I was.

How would you defend the serious charges levelled by N Ram that the changes were made on the ground that there were recurrent violations and defiance of the framework of the institution’s longstanding values on the business side, and recurrent violations and defiance of ‘Living Our Values’ mandatory Code of Editorial Values applicable to The Hindu?

If indeed policies or editorial values were flouted, 

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