"I don't want the first case of our Reader's Editor, K.Narayanan to be one that investigates charges of plagiarism from The Guardian- we've taken all the necessary permission from them." said N.Ram, just before the interactive session with the speakers- Alan Rusbridger and Ian Mayes of the Guardian was about to begin.
Subtle hint not to ask about this, Mr.Ram?
K.Narayanan only takes up his post on March 1st. And how independent an ombudsman he will be, I don't know. He's been with the Hindu since 1955.