Jun 202007

the ToI – the world’s largest selling English paper – puts out a supplement where a South Indian – to be precise superstar Rajnikant – is referred to as a Southie. What next? a Muslim referred to as a Mossie, a North Indian as a bhaaiya, a Gujarati as a Gujju, a Mizo referred to as a Chinky, a bengali as a Bong, a Marwari a Maddu ? Tut, Tut.. ToI .. one really expected better from you. Maybe, it is time to let you on to a secrert. The editor is not a function on the word processor or DTP software. It is a person who knows and understands language and structure — and ensures that work put out by people like Subhash K Jha is cleaned up.