‘Mother, do you think they’ll break my balls?’

27 February 2007

NISHANT RATNAKAR forwards the diary of Business Standard journalist Rajesh Kurup who is called to a cop station in Bombay to divulge his sources on a couple of queries he had raised in a story on a telecom company. Although written in half-jest, the diary shows how little things the perception of journalists has changed, despite the information explosion.

“I was given the impression I was supposed to help the Law, now I’m being given the impression I’m on the wrong side of the law. The inspector plays his trump card—I’m going to call a press conference and announce that you are one of the accused in this case´┐Ż It doesn’t seem he will, but if he does”

Read the full story here: Prisoner of my conscience

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