An unkind sting

(This appeared in The Hoot , May 2009 Edition)

In February this year, I came across an ad on Craigslist.  ‘Reporting for an American Newspaper on the East Coast’, which if I remember right, was in the Bangalore page in the writing editing section. (The job id is still with me, it was job-1029130779, but the Craigs ad has been taken down for a good reason, which you will know soon). The advertisers were looking for Indian journalists to handle stories in the U.S., sitting in India. The pay offered was ‘competitive’, but it wasn’t mentioned how much it would be. Continue reading “An unkind sting”