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Why Rajdeep and Barkha must decline Padma Shri

ARVIND SWAMINATHAN writes from Madras: Now that CNN-IBN’s editor-in-chief Rajdeep Sardesai and NDTV’s managing editor Barkha Dutt have become the first television journalists in the history of independent India to get the Padma awards, they must do three things. 1) They must revel in the high honour. They must thank everybody including the viewers who…