Tamil Diplomat

The perils of being an Indian journalist

The men, all journalists, share space with bulky cameras, tapes and tripods. It is suffocating, but no-one complains.”This room is our shared office. We share resources and stories too,” one man, who works as a television reporter says with a wry smile.

Shahjahanpur may be a small town by Indian standards, (population 400,000 as of 2011) but it boasts of no fewer than 150 journalists. Poor communications and woefully inadequate infrastructure have not deterred them from their chosen professionThey are currently working on a story that saw their town catapulted into the national spotlight.(BBC-2015)