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December 4, 2011 by PranayGupte
Louis Silverstein: The Man Who Changed Newspapers


By Pranay Gupte

(Published in The Hindu, India, December 4, 2011)


There will never be another Lou Silverstein again. Yes, there will be other geniuses in the media world that fuse design with words and create magic on paper (or on the cyber screen); yes, there will be young people sprouting new ideas of dealing with visuals in the media in order to attract more readers (visitors?). And yes, media design will keep evol...
November 1, 2011 by PranayGupte
The Ghost Who Writes But Doesn’t Speak


By Pranay Gupte


If you walk into most bookstores in India and elsewhere, the chances are that you’d see books written by me. One or two titles, or perhaps all 14 that I’ve penned so far in the last three decades, would have my name on the cover. Many more would not carry my name on the jacket at all. Perhaps some of those books might mention me in the acknowledgements, but that’s all. But they are my books n...
June 30, 2010 by PranayGupte


By Pranay Gupte

(Published in The Hindu, India, June 30, 2010)


I was dining with John Seeley in the Grill Room of The Four Seasons Restaurant, the one place in New York where the city’s elite habitually congregate for their “power lunch” five days a week. Mr. Seeley, like others in the wood-paneled, Philip Johnson-designed room, is a player – which is to say that, as founding editor of The Wall Stre...
November 16, 2009 by PranayGupte
NEWSNOW PEOPLEThe Chronicles of Pranay Gupte VETERAN JOURNALIST, editor, author and media consultant Pranay Gupte was in Mauritius last week and I was fortunate enough to snatch an hour or two with this global observer. 

Presently Mr. Gupte is writing for publications in the United Arab Emirates (The National, Khaleej Times and Gulf News) in addition to contributing his knowledge to other major international publications such as Yale Global and Post Global. 

While his journa...
June 21, 2009 by PranayGupte
June 21, 2009Times Reporter Escapes Taliban After 7 MonthsBy THE NEW YORK TIMESDavid Rohde, a New York Times reporter who was kidnapped by the Taliban, escaped Friday night and made his way to freedom after more than seven months of captivity in the mountains of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Mr. Rohde, along with a local reporter, Tahir Ludin, and their driver, Asadullah Mangal, was abducted outside Kabul, Afghanistan, on Nov. 10 while he was researching a book.

Mr. Rohde was part of The ...