Daily Archives: 27 June 2011

‘Yeh thi khabrein Aaj Tak. Intzaar kijiye kal tak’

Fourteen years ago today, Surendra Pratap Singh aka S.P. Singh, the founder-anchor of Aaj Tak, the 30-minute Hindi news bulletin that became a 24×7 news channel, breathed his last after a fortnight-long battle for life. “SP” was one of the first print journalists to successfully graduate to television—he had edited the HindiĀ  daily Navbharat Times…

Gopinath Muthukad didn’t predict this headline

Kerala magician Gopinath Muthukad—who has become only the second Indian after P.C. Sorcar Jr to bag the Merlin award handed out by the international magicians society—can emerge unscathed from fires with his hands cuffed, withstand electricity passed through water, make watches rematerialise. He can also, it seems, make editors and sub-editors obsolete.