Such A Long Journey...
- Khushwant’s career as a journalist started while he was a briefless lawyer in Lahore in 1940, and wrote regularly for the Tribune, contributing book reviews and profiles under the byline ‘KS’
- His first regular column appeared in Yojana, launched by the government to publicise its five-year plans. The columns were “smothered under government garbage” but still managed to draw readers and create controversies
- 1969 saw the birth of India’s most widely-read column, Editor’s Page, in the Illustrated Weekly of India under his now famous sardar-in-lightbulb logo
- The column migrated with him, first to the National Herald, and in 1980, to the Hindustan Times
- Other newspapers began to eye his wildly popular column, with the Sunday Observer the first to buy the rights to it in 1981
- When he left Hindustan Times in the mid-’80s, his column became...