India, Author & Editor
Chairman and former Editor-in- Chief of The Hindu Group of Newspapers, he has written on a range of socio-political subjects and specialised in investigative journalism. Along with Susan Ram, he is the biographer of the Indian writer, R.K. Narayan. His book, Why Scams Are Here to Stay: Understanding Political Corruption in India was published earlier this year. His honours include the Padma Bhushan (for journalism), the Asian Investigative Journalist of the Year Award from the Press Foundation of Asia; the B.D. Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism and a Columbia J-School Alumni Award.