The Hindu, which began 132 years ago as a weekly Indian paper became a daily newspaper 11 years later and today has a readership of over 4 million. It’s non partisan and objective reporting stance has earned it credibility and respect both in India and abroad. Still, it’s not just about serious news and current affairs and includes lighter lifestyle features to amuse and entertain. The Hindu is the only paper that offers its readers supplements and features 7 days a week, which often come as a welcome respite from the harsh reality and worrying headlines that news often is today.
On a trip to Mumbai in 2010 I did a bit of writing that later found it’s way into their lifestyle pages…here they are: