The former editor of The Hindu Malini left The Hindu yesterday. There is a bit of heartburn, and a lot of relief! Simply for the way she dealt with her staff.
Can everyone become an editor just because one is born in the owner’s family? What are the pitfalls? B.S. Raghavan -an insider for 30 years- analyses Malini’s 11-month long career as Editor-in-Chief.
[(Of course, I can’t still get over the way The Hindu got rid of Siddharth Varadarajan, the so-called First Professional Editor of the paper (outside the family fold of editors!)]