Manu Joseph became a journalist because he did not have to crack any objective-type entrance exam to be one. He is the author of two novels -- The Illicit Happiness of Other People, and Serious Men, his first, which won The Hindu Literary Prize and was one of Huffington Post 10 Best Books of 2010. He is the editor of Open.
After Open carried the transcripts of conversations between two iconic journalists and Niira Radia, a powerful PR person, the Indian media countered the story with strategic silence. A sacred code of Indian journalism had been broken.