Daily Archives: 25 May 2011

Rema Nagarajan of TOI bags Nieman Fellowship

Rema Nagarajan an assistant editor at The Times of India, is among 24 journalists who have been chosen for the 2011-12 class of Nieman Fellows at Harvard University.

According to a Harvard announcement, Rema will “study patterns and trends in mortality, fertility and population growth and their relationship with population health, the impact of poverty, class, gender and geography on access to health care and medical ethics.”

Rema is part of the Times Insight Group (TIG) “which has a mandate to look at stories beyond and behind the headlines. She writes mostly on development issues like health and factors that affect the quality of life. This includes life-affirming stories of extraordinary individuals and organizations who have made a difference.”

Read Rema Nagarajan’s blog: News-Sick

Also read: Monika Halan among Yale fellows

Chameli Devi prize for Tehelka scribe, K.K. Shahina

Pallava Bagla bags ‘Oscar’ of science journalism

Saikat Datta bags prize for using RTI for story

India-China friendship award for Pallavi Aiyar

Knight fellowship for Frontline’s Dionne Bunsha


Malayalee reporters of Delhi, don’t be so selfish!

An item appearing in Raisina Tattle, the gossip column of the Delhi-based newspaper Mail Today, that proves once again that politicians know that the shortest route to a reporter’s heart is through the stomach.

Two points stand out in this decidedly parochial carrot-and-drumstick policy: 1) Minister Thomas‘s doubtless belief (pun intended) that all Malayalee journalists have a uniform fancy for drumsticks, and 2) The minister’s ignorance of non-Malayalee journalists’ secret appreciation of the vegetable’s famed aphrodiasical qualities.

Which is just another way of asking: why hasn’t a packet of drumsticks landed at the offices of sans serif, from the minister or from Malayalee journalists?

Or, to indulge in a bit of word play, has all this blogging over five years been to no avial?

Image: courtesy Mail Today

Also read: The journalist who offered a Rs 2 crore bribe

Cash transfer system is already here for journalists

Bangalore journalists named in site allotment scam