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Journalism lesson #1: No one’s indispensable

Tabish Khair, journalist turned poet, in Open magazine:

You were with The Times of India in Delhi for a little les than five years. How has your life as a journalist shaped your writing?

You lose your fear of deadlines, and learn to keep them. You realise that the world is far wider and weirder than you had imagined. And you discover that you are necessary but not indispensable.