Industry Moves: Sidin Vadukut Named Managing Editor

Sidin Sunny Vadukut will replace Durga Raghunath as managing editor of We reported last week that Raghunath was leaving to join WSJ India as editor, mobile and digital product development.

“Sidin, a staff writer at Lounge, has written extensively on a range of subjects including technology, authors one of Livemint’s most popular blogs–Playthings–and also writes a column for the edit pages,” Mint managing editor R. Sukumar wrote in a memo to staffers earlier today. is the online edition of Mint, a business daily published by HT Media Ltd. Lounge is Mint‘s weekend supplement.

Vadukut is an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad and also holds an engineering degree from NIT, Trichy.

“Sidin will report to me and work closely with Mint’s senior editors Niranjan Rajadhyaksha, Anil Padmanabhan, Priya Ramani, Tamal Bandyopadhyay, Manas Chakravarty and Mint TV’s S. Srinivasan and Jasbir Ladi, as we work towards building a truly integrated newsroom,” Sukumar wrote.