Kishwar Desai


Kishwar Desai

Convulsions in pop press

One of the most tumultuous occurrences in the history of British media took place this year when some journalists working at the highly successful tabloid, News of the World , were accused of using underhanded means for news gathering.

Two decades ago, I underwent several body searches and was led through multiple layers of electronic steel doors at the New York Metropolitan Correction Centre in Manhattan.

Some years ago Joel Stein wrote a witty and perfectly appropriate column in Time magazine titled “My Own Private India”, about a town called Edison in New Jersey.