08 May, 2021

Killer Tsunami

We are proud of our team's commitment to our readers, but we also do not want to do this again...

Killer Tsunami

Dropping an issue at the end of the year, with the whole office going on a week-long holiday, has been a long and happy Outlooktradition. But there is no point to having traditions unless they are broken sometimes. When the tsunami tore through Southern Asia, our Editor was in Egypt, Publisher in Malaysia, Managing Editor somewhere in the mountains of Goa, Deputy Editor in Rajasthan. But the spirit of journalism and global cellphone networks prevailed. Photographers Atul Loke and Sanjoy Ghosh near-teleported to the Tamil Nadu coast and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands respectively, while Photo Editor T. Narayan coordinated and started poring over the thousands of images flooding in. Our Chennai correspondent, S. Anand, hired a car and set off. Correspondent Saikat Datta convinced the Indian Air Force to fly him down to Andaman & Nicobar’s worst-affected areas. Foreign Editor Ajaz Ashraf worked the phones to ensure eyewitness accounts from across Asia. Assistant Copy-Editors Manisha Saroop and Sasi Nair were at the Desk, making sure the flow from e-mailed article...

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