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It’s curtains for Busybee’s baby, the ‘Afternoon Despatch & Courier’

The Afternoon Despatch & Courier was launched by Behram Contractor alias ‘Busybee‘ in what was a protest action against goings-on in Mid-Day. The founder is long gone, and the paper soon will. *** Farzana Contractor recounts the launch of the paper, in Mumbai Mirror. Advertisements

And Asia’s second oldest newspaper is…

Asia’s second oldest newspaper, the Bombay-based Parsi daily, Jam-e-Jamshed, turns 180 years old this year. Its editor Shernaaz Engineer, a former journalist with the Afternoon Despatch & Courier, in conversation with Prabhat Sharan of Deccan Herald: What does Jam-e-Jamshed mean? And is the origin of newspaper connected to the growth ofMumbai as a trade post…

TOI reports first Indian sub’s death after 22 days

The Times of India doesn’t usually run obituaries of its staffers. But the paper makes an exception today, June 22, to mark the demise of its first Indian employee who passed away on June 1: “Veteran journalist, historian and author Alfred D’Cruz died in Bandra after a brief illness. He is believed to be the…

RAJAN BALA: Cricketers, write your own columns

The death of the veteran cricket writer Rajan Bala has thankfully not gone unnoticed. ANI reveals that his real name was Natarajan Balasubramaniam. Cricinfo, the Bhagwad Gita of the Beautiful Game, has a short obituary. The Times of India‘s Satish Vishwanathan uses a Sachin Tendulkar anecdote to demonstrate Bala’s hold. His protege, Suresh Menon, writes…