Category Archives: Why I love Journalism

‘Journalism is still the world’s best profession’

Columbian author and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in a conversation with students and journalists in Monterey, Mexico. 

“We enjoy it when we find a jewel (of a story), but suffer like dogs when we see language used badly… but it is still the best profession.”

Photograph: courtesy AFP


M.V. KAMATH: Why I love journalism

Sans Serif is pleased to introduce a new category—Why I love Journalism—in which the good and the great of the media world talk on YouTube video of their undying love for the profession.

We begin the series with Madhav Vittal Kamath. Born in 1921, Kamath is one of India’s best known journalists and writers. He was a correspondent in Bonn, Paris, and Washington for The Times of India; editor of the Free Press Journal; and, till his retirement in 1981, editor of Asia’s oldest features magazine, The Illustrated Weekly of India.

Author of 48 books, Kamath was awarded the Padma Bhushan—India’s third-highest civilian honour—in 2004.

M.V. Kamath is currently the chairman of India’s public service broadcaster, Prasar Bharati Corporation, which runs Doordarshan and All India Radio. He is also on the board of Manipal Institute of Communication, the media school in the University town of Manipal, on the west coast of India.

Manipal, which is a few kilometres from his home-town Udupi, is where Kamath now lives, after moving out of Kalyanpur House in Khar two years ago.