Tag Archives: Nirupama Subramanian

India, Pakistan and the foreign correspondents

From Delhi Confidential, the gossip column in The Indian Express: “There is never a dull moment in India-Pakistan relations. Just when it seemed that a positive environment was on the horizon, comes the news that there might not be any Indian journalist based in Pakistan after this month. “The only two journalists that are allowed,…

What Aung San Suu Kyi learnt from a ‘Hindu’ man

The Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi is on a four-day visit to India. In her interview with Nirupama Subramanian of The Hindu, the Nobel laureate remembers her association with K. Rangaswamy, a political correspondent of the paper in Delhi, during her growing-up years in the capital. “I got to know [Mr. Rangaswamy’s] daughter at…

So many reporters, so little info on Sonia Gandhi?

Nothing has exposed the hollowness of so-called “political reporting” in New Delhi, and the fragilility of editorial spines of newspapers and TV stations across the country, than the Congress president Sonia Gandhi‘s illness. Hundreds of correspondents cover the grand old party; tens of editors claim to be on on first-name terms with its who’s who;…

Chameli Devi Award for hounded Tehelka journo

Shahina K.K., a former reporter for Tehelka magazine, has bagged the 2010 Chameli Devi Jain award for outstanding woman mediaperson. Shahina was in the news late last year after Karnataka police charged her with intimidating witnesses in the Bangalore blasts case. This followed her report in Tehelka questioning the incarceration of Abdul Nasar Madani in…

‘India’s freedoms as fragile as its neighbours”

The Hindu’s Islamabad correspondent, Nirupama Subramanian (in picture), has shared the Chameli Devi Jain award for excellence in journalism with Vinita Deshmukh, the editor of The Weekly Intelligent, Poona. In her acceptance speech, read out in her absence by her sister Vasudha Sondhi, Subramanian said: “In Pakistan, where I am based, a number of journalists…