23 June, 2021

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Canadians are puzzled by how former Penguin chief David Davidar has emerged untarnished from the sexual harassment scandal...

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The Magnetic East

Canadians are puzzled by how former Penguin chief David Davidar has emerged untarnished from the sexual harassment scandal. When he left Canada early this year, he was still “under a particularly dark cloud,” as a recent article in Globe and Mail put it. “But somewhere over the Atlantic, that cloud dissipated, and he landed here (Delhi) to an open-armed welcome.” Several factors helped him, the article says: his position, his profile among women workers who describe him as “passionate,” “magnetic” and “charismatic”, and his own spin—that he “quit” Penguin and the charges were only “alleged”—which everyone here seems to have bought.


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