Daily Archives: 1 August 2007

Magsaysay Award for P. Sainath of The Hindu

Palagummi Sainath, the rural affairs editor of The Hindu, has been awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2007, in the “Journalism, Literature, and Creative Communication Arts” category for “his passionate commitment as a journalist to restore the rural poor to India’s national consciousness.” Sainath becomes the sixth Indian journalist to win the Award named after…

How a tabloid reporter broke the Dutt story

Indian actor Sanjay Dutt has been sentenced to six years in jail in the 1993 Bombay blasts’ case. The actor’s possession of an AK-57 was first broken by Baljeet Parmar, then a reporter with The Daily. In today’s DNA, Parmar describes how he stumbled upon the story and how he confirmed the star’s name after…