‘It [The Hindu] always reminds me of an old maiden lady, very prim and proper, who is shocked if a naughty word is used in her presence. It is eminently a paper of the bourgeois, comfortably settled in life. Not for it the shady side of existence, the Tough and tumble and conflict of life:’
Like every great newspaper, the Hindu has accreted to itself legends of various kinds illumining its unique qualities. My own favourite is the one told me by the late Professor Bhaskaran ‘Oh! the Hindu! They won’t print an obituary without first checking with the deceased.’ (So soon after the incredible muddle over the announcement in Parliament of J.P. having passed away when he was still alive, this may sound elementary precaution rather than an exaggerated passion for accuracy!)
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