Another stalwart quits: Open magazine editor Manu Joseph resigns

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New Delhi, Jan 7: Acclaimed journalist and author Manu Joseph has resigned as the Editor of the Open magazine.The 39-year-old editor announced the resignation on his Facebook page on Monday. "I have quit Open. Will continue as interim editor until a new editor is appointed or the end of March, whichever is sooner. Third novel, come to me fast", wrote Manu Joseph on his Facebook page.

It is to be noted that the magazine's political editor Hartosh Singh Bal had quit the publication last year. Bal had said that there were issues between him and the owner of the magazine, Sanjiv Goenka
However, Manu Joseph didn't give any reason for his resignation.

Last year, editors like Siddharth Varadarajan, former editor of The Hindu, and Indrajit Gupta, former editor of Forbes India, had quit their jobs. Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal had also left the office following a sexual harrassment case filed by his junior colleague in Tehelka.

Like Manu Joseph, Siddharth Varadarajan had also announced his resignation on a social media platform - Twitter.

In an interview with The Hoot, Manu Joseph had said that Open's owner Goenka had issues with Bal. He had added that as the editor of the magazine, he had always given Bal his freedom.

Born in Kottayam in Kerala, Manu Joseph grew up in Chennai. In 2007, he was a Chevening Scholar. He has penned two critically acclaimed novels - Serious men and The Illicit Hapiness of Other People. He currently lives in Delhi.

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