The Sunday Guardian

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The Sunday Guardian
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The May 19, 2013, front page of
The Sunday Guardian
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Information TV Group
Founder(s) M. J. Akbar
Editor-in-chief M. J. Akbar
Language English
Headquarters New Delhi
OCLC number 801791742
Official website www.sunday-guardian.com

The Sunday Guardian is an independent[citation needed] Sunday newspaper, founded by journalist M.J. Akbar.[1] It was launched on 31 January 2010 from New Delhi and is printed in New Delhi, Mumbai and Chandigarh.[2][3] The 40-page newspaper is divided into two sections of 20 pages each: The Sunday Guardian and Guardian 20.[2] Together, they offer a mix of news, investigation, opinion, entertainment, lifestyle and issues of human interest. The Sunday Guardian is known for its editorial independence, integrity and reporting.[4][not in citation given]

As part of its diversification process, The Sunday Guardian is now a part of Information TV Group managed by Kartikeya Sharma, Managing Director Information TV Group, which also runs India News and NewsX channels.[5][6][7][8][9]

Content[edit]

The Sunday Guardian has been regularly investigating and breaking stories.[citation needed] It was the first to report about the controversy surrounding the allotment of coal blocks in November 2011.[10] The news item "CBI did not probe fodder allegations against Bihar CM" (29 September 2013) was picked up by other media outlets and created a stir in Patna[citation needed].[11]

This newspaper was the first to report that there existed a note by the National Investigation Agency saying that Lashkar-e-Tayyiba terrorist David Headley had mentioned Ishrat Jahan’s name as an LeT terrorist.[12] A few other widely discussed news reports include Congress chalks out anyone but Modi strategy (5 January 2014),[13] "PMO unconcerned about scientist deaths" (26 October 2013),[14] "Ragging, harassment a ‘tradition’ at Naval Academy" (19 May 2013).[15]

The "Comment & Analysis" pages of the newspaper start with M.J. Akbar’s weekly column "Byline". The pages also have columns by senior jurist and Rajya Sabha member Ram Jethmalani, strategic affairs expert M.D. Nalapat, security expert V. Balachandran, veteran journalists Saeed Naqvi and Virendra Kapoor, scholars Monika Chansoria, Debotri Dhar and Raziuddin Aquil. Former Pakistan ambassador to the United States and United Kingdom Maleeha Lodhi is also a columnist.[16] Nora Chopra’s writes a diary on politics and politicians in the "Covert" section. Cricket expert Dileep Premachandran gives his insight in "Sports Guardian". "Business Guardian" features stock broking tips from financial expert Rajiv Kapoor.

Columnists[edit]

Notable columnists
G20 columnists
  • Sanjay Sipahimalani
  • Trisha Gupta
  • Lakshman Menon
  • Blot
  • Shalaka Pai
  • Isha Singh Sawhney
  • Prayaag Akbar
  • Ravina Rawal
  • Sumana Roy
  • Aishwarya Subramanian
  • Manasi Subramanian
  • Indrajit Hazra
  • Abhimanyu Das
  • Somnath Batabyal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MJ Akbar launches ‘The Sunday Guardian’ in Delhi; ‘India on Sunday’ to be available in London". www.exchange4media.com. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "The Sunday Guardian begins distribution in Mumbai". afaqs!. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Sunday Guardian launches its Chandigarh edition". 23 Oct 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  4. ^ "The Sunday Guardian Launches Website". MediaNama. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "India News - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia". Wikipedia. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  6. ^ "MJ Akbar to launch Sunday Guardian". Live Mint. 29 Jan 2010. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  7. ^ "MJ Akbar quits India Today". Indian Express. 30 Oct 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  8. ^ "MJ Akbar’s The Sunday Guardian turns 2". Mmx India. Feb 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  9. ^ "MJ Akbar launches ‘The Sunday Guardian’ in Delhi; ‘India on Sunday’ to be available in London". Exchange4Media.com. 3 Feb 2010. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  10. ^ Kumar, Navtan. "PM faces queries on coal". The Sunday Guardian. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "CBI did not probe fodder allegations against Bihar CM". The Sunday Guardian. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "NIA note claimed Ishrat was with LeT". The Sunday Guardian. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "Congress chalks out anyone but Modi strategy". The Sunday Guardian. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  14. ^ "PMO unconcerned about scientist deaths". The Sunday Guardian. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  15. ^ "Ragging, harassment a ‘tradition’ at Naval Academy". The Sunday Guardian. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  16. ^ "Profile page". The Sunday Guardian. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 

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