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Vinod Mehta, A Prince Among Journalists

By Saeed Naqvi Vinod Mehta would have been flabbergasted. He would never have expected such a turnout at his funeral – the most powerful politicians, journalists, writers, cartoonists, artists, everybody except… well, in that exception possibly lay the secret of his success. The fixers and their patrons were not there. The attendance at the Lodhi Road crematorium is not the ...

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Vinod Mehta — an editor people loved to hate

Vinod Mehta —  He staked his reputation by declaring Narendra Modi as the next prime minister, despite being highly critical of the man. At that time, every journalist worth his salt argued passionately that it would never happen, given the country’s complexity, size and identity politics. One of the most acerbic and irreverent of mainstream scribes, he never minced words ...

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