Goodbye, Sir

Ten lessons I learnt from Ved Bhasin, Kashmir's pioneering journalist

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Aasha Khosa | November 7, 2015


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Ved Bhasin, chairman, Kashmir Times, who breathed his last on Thursday at Jammu at the age of 86, is credited with institutionalizing journalism in Jammu and Kashmir. Many a big names in Indian journalism today owe their careers to Bhasin, who was popularly called Vedji.

Apart from nuances of journalism, he taught many of us - who were fortunate enough to cut their teeth in journalism under his tutelage – life lessons to be a good journalist. Here, are 10 key lessons that I, as a young journalist, have learnt from Vedji:

  • Carry your convictions to the hilt.
  • Be courageous and bold
  • Be a free mind yet remain open to criticism
  • Never get overawed by powerful people
  • Money alone cannot earn you respect or satisfaction
  • Stand by your friends
  • Always stand with the underdog
  • Media should be a voice of dissent against the powerful – be it governments or oligarchs.
  • Give space to new talents and nurture them.
  • Make working hard a habit

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