Malini Parthasarathy resigns as Editor-in-chief of The Hindu

 New Delhi: Malini Parthasarathy resigned from the post of the editor in chief of The Hindu newspaper. According to the sources, this came out as an abrupt resignation after the stormy board meeting, where the board members discussed expenditure relating to the launch of Mumbai edition of the newspaper. Also, what infuriated Parthasaraty was, being questioned by the board about the incurring of the expenditure. She was named as the first woman editor-in-chief of The Hindu newspaper after being appointed by the board of Kasturi and Sons Ltd (KSL), publishers at its meeting on January 20, 2015.

Though she took the charge on February 1, 2015, Malini Parthasarathy has resigned before she completed a year, owing to differences with the company board. She has worked at The Hindu in varying capacities for years and in recent months she also strengthened the paper’s editorial capabilities. She is one of the shareholders of the Kasturi and Sons Ltd. She succeeded Siddhartha Varadarajan who was editor till 2011. After Varadarajan departed from the newpaper, the publication also saw the exit of well known journalist such as editor for rural affairs P. Sainath, and national security specialist Praveen Swami. As per the sources, chances are that Suresh Nambath, national editor at The Hindu can be the interim editor of the newspaper.