Sugata Raju is new editor of ‘Vijaya Karnataka’

Vijaya Karnataka, the Kannada daily from The Times of India group, has a new editor: Sugata Srinivasaraju, the former associate editor, south, of Outlook* magazine. He takes over from Vasant Nadiger who was officiating as editor following the sudden death of E. Raghavan in March.

Raghavan had taken over VK from the paper’s longstanding editor Vishweshwar Bhat, who has since moved to Kannada Prabha, the Kannada daily owned by the mobile phone baron turned parliamentarian, Rajeev Chandrasekhar.

ToI bought Vijaya Karnataka in 2006 from the truck operator Vijay Sankeshwar, who launched a new title called Vijaya Vani following the end of the five-year no-compete clause with Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd. Vijaya Karnataka also faces growing competition from former market leader Praja Vani (from the Deccan Herald group).

* Disclosures apply

Photograph: courtesy Outlook

Also read: Ex-TOI, ET editor E. Raghavan passes away

Is Vijaya Karnataka ready for a Dalit editor?


  1. Rajshekar

    ನಿಮ್ಮ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ ಓದೋದೇ ಒಂದು ತಲೆ ನೋವು.ಪಕ್ಕದಲ್ಲೇ ಯಾವಾಗ್ಲೂ ಒಂದು ಮಾತ್ರೆ ಇಟ್ಟಿರುತ್ತೆನೆ.ಇನ್ನು ಮುಂದೆ ಈ ತಲೆ ನೋವು ಇರೋಲ್ಲ .ಏಕೆಂದರೆ ಪತ್ರಿಕೇನೆ ಬದಲು ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿರುವುದು.ಅದೇನು ಸ್ಪೆಲ್ಲಿಂಗ್ ಮಿಸ್ಟೇಕ್ ಸ್ವಾಮಿ..ಇನ್ನು ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆಗೆ ಬಂದ್ರೆ ಇತ್ತ ಕನ್ನಡನು ಅಲ್ಲ ಈ ಕಡೆ ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷ್ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆನು ಅಲ್ಲ.ಪೇಪರ್ ತುಂಬ ಬರಿ ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷ್ ಪದಗಳ ಬಳಕೆ.ಇನ್ನೊಂದು ಕಡೆ ಬರಿ ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷ್ನಲ್ಲೇ ಪದಗಳನ್ನ ಕೊಟ್ಟಿರೋದು.ಇನ್ನು ಕನ್ನಡ ಚಲನ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಟೀಕೆ / ಹೊಗೊಳೋದು ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಬೇರೆ ಬಾಷೆಗಳ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಬರೆಯೋದು.ಇನ್ನಾದರೂ ಸರಿ ಪಡಿಸಿ.ಇಲ್ಲ ನಾನು ಹಾಳು ಮಾಡೋಕೆ ಇರೋದು ಅಂದ್ರೆ ಹಾಳು ಮಾಡಿ ಇನ್ನು ಒಳ್ಳೆ ಐಡಿಯಾ ಕೊಡ್ತಿನಿ.ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆ ಹಾಳು ಮಾಡೋಕೆ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ ಒಂದು ಸಾಕು.ತಪ್ಪನ್ನು ತಿದ್ದಿಕೊಂಡು ಕನ್ನಡ ಪದಗಳ ಬಳಕೆ ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸಿ.ಪ್ಲೀಸ್….ಸಾರಿ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ ಓದಿ ಓದಿ ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷ್ ಪದಗಳ ಬಳಕೆ ನಮಗೂ ಬಂದ್ಬಿಟ್ಟಿದೆ..

  2. Rashmi

    Hi VK,

    I am Rashmi. I had red the article in the ‘Gullo gullu’ column which was published on Aug 24th , 2012(friday). I came to know that article has been written by Mr. Mahesh. The was about Pooja bedi : targeting Prothima Bedi. She(Prothima Bedi) was a great dancer more ever she is a women. Mr. Mahesh does not have rights to speak about a personal affairs of lady(that too she is dead). This shows how that fellow respects the culture/artist of our India. Mr. Mahesh! Please don’t write any stupid facts/ personal life about others. If you want to write use good language do not use foul language on those great artists.

    That is there life and their personal life.. NO need to show those things to society. Please target our politicians corruption, at least it will reach to people. Think twice before you write..

    I hope my words will reach to the person who I am pointing.

    Thanks and Regards,

  3. The VijayaKarnataka paper is very usefull to people but it gives the advertisement more than matter and it reach’s the homes of villager at 8.30am that is too late because the employers were goes to their work every day at 7.30am and students are goes to school from village to towns at 7.00am that fact is the employers and students are not have time to read the paper .

  4. Sudharshan


    When the whole world is in awe and envy for ISROs achievement in terms of
    successful MARS flight, Smt. BT Lalitha Naik’s silly remarks on ISRO
    Chairman is a shame on her part.

    What is wrong in a little faith.

    *Smith Wigglesworth -* “I am not moved by what I see. I am not moved by

    what I feel. I am moved only by what I believe.”

    Its a cheap and noisy campaign by an atheists to demote and ridicule faith.
    With no data to support the existence of God, there is also no reason for
    religion and science to close the gap between them. A prominent political
    person like her should not have resorted to cheap publicity by commenting
    on such a senior scientist who has made India proud.


    Sudharshan. AS.

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