India’s only investigative publication Tehelka has been relaunched as a weekly magazine. The new ‘tight’ Tehelka will be available nationwide at an invitation price of Rs 10.
The new format of the publication is based on an inhouse reader survey and market feedbacks.
‘We felt that the newspaper didn’t get the deserved space in newsstands for display. On the advertisers’ side, we received the feedback that the tabloid was not the kind of space befitting them.’Tarun.J.Tejpal, Editor-in-Chief Tehelka said
Tehelka made sting journalism popular when it caught politicians taking cash on videotape. It has an investigative style that makes for an interesting read.
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 20Ã¢â‚¬Â³.
He is also the author of a widely acclaimed debut novel, The Alchemy of Desire, published by Picador Books in England in 2005.