TV anchor shines light on India's problems

TV anchor Ravish Kumar speaking to a group of journalists at the Press Club of India in New Delhi in April. He has redefined Indian journalism by using his Hindi language programme to speak out for ordinary Indians who feel that every single institut
TV anchor Ravish Kumar speaking to a group of journalists at the Press Club of India in New Delhi in April. He has redefined Indian journalism by using his Hindi language programme to speak out for ordinary Indians who feel that every single institution has failed them.PHOTO: REUTERS

He uses his show as vehicle for citizens to express grievances

By 4pm, TV anchor Ravish Kumar has received one threat to "cut his tongue off" and another saying: "If you value your life, shut up."

On the same day, hundreds of messages of support and gratitude pour in. "Words are not enough to express the regard that you have in my heart," said one.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 08, 2018, with the headline 'TV anchor shines light on India's problems'. Print Edition | Subscribe