Killer Tsunami | Outlook India Journal

Killer Tsunami


Dropping a difficulty on the finish of the yr, with the entire workplace occurring a week-long vacation, has been an extended and glad Outlookcustom. However there isn’t any level to having traditions until they’re damaged generally. When the tsunami tore by Southern Asia, our Editor was in Egypt, Writer in Malaysia, Managing Editor someplace within the mountains of Goa, Deputy Editor in Rajasthan. However the spirit of journalism and world cellphone networks prevailed. Photographers Atul Loke and Sanjoy Ghosh near-teleported to the Tamil Nadu coast and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands respectively, whereas Photograph Editor T. Narayan coordinated and began poring over the 1000’s of photos flooding in. Our Chennai correspondent, S. Anand, employed a automotive and set off. Correspondent Saikat Datta satisfied the Indian Air Power to fly him right down to Andaman & Nicobar’s worst-affected areas. International Editor Ajaz Ashraf labored the telephones to make sure eyewitness accounts from throughout Asia. Assistant Copy-Editors Manisha Saroop and Sasi Nair have been on the Desk, ensuring the move from e-mailed article to printed phrase was seamless. Senior Editor Ajith Pillai returned from Dharamsala to be round when the pages have been made. Bishwadeep Moitra drove again from Rajasthan to take cost of Design, with Anjan Das helping. Illustrator Jayachandran crammed in for our cartographer. Librarian Rajkumar offered all the data back-up the staff wanted. Vice-President R. Rajmohan and Manufacturing Chief Anup Dwivedi ran the administration, from organising cash for correspondents to getting the presses to run. Rakesh Mishra in Mumbai, Shashank Dixit and Bhoomesh in Delhi offered manufacturing help.

It needed to be completed, and it has been. However I’m certain you, our readers, will be a part of us in our prayer that we by no means have to do that once more—see, file and report human tragedies on such a scale. Outlook’s was the primary media staff on this planet to succeed in the earthquake-devastated city of Anjar in Gujarat in 2001, the primary to report the horror of all of it. Sure, we’re happy with our staff’s dedication to our readers, however we additionally don’t need to do that once more. But, whilst I write this, I do know we’ve got no selection.

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