N. Ram of the Hindu who makes periodic visits to Tibet to pretend to report first hand from there (and actually only parrots dutifully what his official Chinese hosts want him to parrot) is at it again. This, in itself, is not news (I am not sure what to call such reporting, though Jamyang Norbu calls it intellectual whoredom -- perhaps he is a bit extreme). What is also not news is that his speeches praising the development of Tibet under the 'benevolent' gaze of its Chinese rulers (and gratuitously calling detractors from this viewpoint 'fools') has been approvingly reported by the Chinese News Agency Xinhua. However, what completes this circle of mutual back-scratching is that the Hindu has picked this news item from Xinhua to reproduce on its pages. (It's hilarious to read in the Hindu's own pages the sentence 'A prominent Indian journalist...').
Surely the Hindu could have a separate report of its own about its own Editor!