Editor Type Answers

Nilakantan Rajaraman S wants to know my opinion as an editor to this piece. Very quickly:

  1. I don’t find it badly written.  It is not great writing, but if someone thrusts it before me and asks me to edit it, it will probably pass muster.
  2. But before it can be placed before me for editing, it has to pass a tollgate where someone decides whether to publish it or not. If I were that someone, I would not publish it. The hurdle is not quality of writing, but quality of the content.
  3. But the reason to publish something written by someone with the name of Sitaram Yechury is not the content. It is the name. His views will be published for the news content, if you know what I mean.