"Tehelka is one
of the best sources of news in India..."
invested heavily in hard hitting investigative
reporting and has pushed the boundaries
of editorial content further than most..."
"Tehelka is a
delightful Urdu word, difficult to translate.
It refers to that special kind of tumult
provoked by a daring act, or a sensational
piece of writing. And Tehelka has certainly
lived up to its name..."
Tehelka is an iconic media house and the
fastest growing English weekly newspaper
in India. It is independent, fearless and
stands strongly for public interest journalism.
It has very quickly established an enviable
reputation -- national and international
-- for the quality of its reportage, the
eminence of its writers and the refinement
of its analyses and ideas.
In the six years since it was born, Tehelka
has stood the test. Its courage under fire
is well known -- it fought a government
witch-hunt to bounce back three years ago
with a weekly national paper. But most importantly,
it has brought back into hard focus the
two most crucial pillars of a free press:
public interest and the appetite to question.
Tehelka has broken some
of the most seminal stories in India in
One of the most important
keys to a free and just society is the existence
of a strong and independent media. A media
that acts as our conscience and brings news
and perspective to us on issues of national
interest. A media that acts without fear
or favour. Today, perhaps more than any
other media group in India, Tehelka
has come to stand for these values.
Tehelka is led by Tarun J. Tejpal, a highly
respected journalist and public icon in
India. In 2001, Asiaweek listed
him as "one of Asia's 50 most powerful
communicators", and BusinessWeek
declared him "among 50 leaders at the
forefront of change in Asia". The December
2006 issue of The Guardian listed
Tejpal as one of "India's New Elite
-- Top 20".
He is also the author of a widely acclaimed
debut novel, The Alchemy of Desire,
published by Picador Books in England in