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Malini Parthasarathy quits as the Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu


A year and a half after two high-profile resignations in The Hindu, another senior editorial head quit the Chennai-based newspaper. Malini Parthasarathy, the Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu, has resigned from her position, according to a report in The NewsMinute.

National Editor Suresh Nambath will reportedly be taking care of the day-to-day affairs of the newspaper in the interim period till a new person is appointed. The website quoted sources as saying that Parthasarthy had differences with the board of the newspaper over the way the Mumbai edition of the paper was launched.

Soon after the news broke, Malini Parthasarathy started trending on Twitter and a few peers even tweeted to her:

In November last year, The Hindu launched its edition in Mumbai, even as a large number of major English-language dailies were already competing to dominate readership in the metropolis.

Malini Parthasarathy is the granddaughter of Kasturi Ranga Iyengar, who had taken over the newspaper in 1905, according to an article in the magazine Frontline. She had been named as the editor of The Hindu after the exit of Siddharth Varadarajan from the organisation. Varadarajan had quit the newspaper, reportedly after writing that its owners had decided to 'revert to being a family run and edited newspaper.'

Malini Parthasarthy. Image courtesy: Twitter/@MaliniP

Malini Parthasarthy. Image courtesy: Twitter/@MaliniP

Later, during Parthasarathy's tenure at the helm, the organisation saw two more resignations of senior editors - P Sainath and Praveen Swami. The latter had alleged dictatorial tendencies at the organisation, saying that it seemed 'like working for Pol Pot', according to an article on the website bestmediainfo.com.

With the resignation of the Editor of The Hindu close on the heels of the launch of a major edition, the organisation could well be headed for some upheaval.

First Published On : Jan 5, 2016 17:06 IST

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