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Samar Halarnkar Steps Down As HT Managing Editor; Will Write Full Time As Editor At Large

Hindustan Times managing editor Samar Halarnkar will move away from his manegerial role to focus on writing full time effective 1 December. He will be redesignated editor-at-large at the paper.

“After more than four years of running editions, restructuring our organisation, and training our journalists, Managing Editor Samar Halarnkar now wants to turn to his biggest passion as a journalist: he wants to write full-time… So, beginning December 1, 2009, Samar moves on to a new, much more visible, role at the paper,” editor-in-chief Sanjoy Narayan wrote in an internal memo.