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“Journalist as an independent entity is a thing of past”

Journalists are being made to act as ‘clerical coolis’ today, feels veteran political journalist P Raman, whose recent book, ‘The Post-truth Media’s Survival Sutra: A Footsoldier’s Version’ tracks the ups and downs of Indian media. The octogenarian journalist has shared his thoughts on Indian journalism and its future in a freewheeling email interview with BusinessLine. Excerpts: