And, so, the ‘best journalist in India’ is…

12 September 2013

Tunku Varadarajan, former editor of Newsweek International, on his thambi (younger brother), Siddharth Varadarajan, editor of The Hindu, in the September issue of The Indian Quarterly:

“I think he’s the best journalist in India. He’s serious, he’s knowledgeable, he writes wonderfully. But what drives him is the urge to educate people, to edify. What he wants to get out of a piece is to improve somebody; what I want is a good read.

“I’m not a mindless provocateur, but I do believe that, if an issue raises hard questions, journalists ought not to play the ball safe with a dead bat; they out to try and square the ball to the boundary.”

Photograph: courtesy The Hindu

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3 Responses to “And, so, the ‘best journalist in India’ is…”

  1. keralaupdates Says:

    I also Agree with these words. Sidharth Varadaraj is really outstanding…

  2. Krishna Kumar Says:

    Jamaat-e-Islami would gladly share Tunku’s praise of Siddhu


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