What has happened to Investigative journalism?If my memory serves me right, it was sometime in 1978 that the Indian Express carried juicy stories of the A R Antulay scandal, that blew the lid off the Congress Party's self defense. It exposed corruption in high affairs.
It was superbly documented and the writer, whose name was Arun Shorie, later became such a famous writer and also a politician. He in fact initiated the disinvestment process of many a Public Sector enterprise, when Vajpayee was the Prime Minister.
The same Arun Shorie is not very active now. How is that the horrible corruption of people like YSR Reddy and our own third rate Ministers of Tamil Nadu, are not being investigated with proof and exposed in the media? The last of such documentation, to a large extent happened through a fearless fortnightly magazine called Nakkeeran, which exposed the multi billion dollar swindle of the Sasikala clan.
When will the investigative jounalism be back again in its past glory?