Malini Parthasarthy quits as The Hindu editor


In yet another surprising development in one of south India’s pioneer newspapers, Malini Parthasarthy, the editor of The Hindu resigned on Tuesday.

Confirming the news, N Ram, Chairman of The Hindu’s Board of Directors told, “Malini Parthasarathy has tendered her resignation as the Editor of The Hindu with immediate effect. After due process, the resignation has been accepted by the Board. Until we find a suitable replacement, the National Editor of The Hindu, Suresh Nambath, will be taking care of the day-to-day affairs of the paper. An internal communication has been sent to all the employees of The Hindu.”

There are reports that The Hindu board was not pleased with the way she spent money for the launch of The Hindu’s Mumbai edition.

Parthasarthy had inherited the top job at The Hindu from N Ravi in February last year. Her appointment as the first woman editor of the Chennai-based newspaper was widely reported and hailed.

She earned plenty of plaudits for energising the reporting team, but her tenure also saw high profile resignations with one of her former colleagues accusing her of suppressing freedom for the current editors.

The Hindu has had turbulent time with its top executives over the last couple of years largely due to the family rifts in the company KSL that runs the newspaper.

Among the top names who’ve left The Hindu over the last couple of years include Siddharth Vardarajan, MK Venu, Rahul Pandita and Praveen Swami.

Suresh Nambath will be the interim editor of the newspaper.