#DHRecaps | The best exclusives from Deccan Herald

Deccan Herald in 2018 pushed itself to take on stories that no one else would and spotlight a number of issues lost in the media shuffle. The end of the year is the perfect time to reflect and renew our commitment to the truth and doing the best journalism we can in the public interest. 

In October, DH's in-depth report shed light on child prostitution in Yadadri, the most revered Vaishnavite temple town in Telangana.

As the Rafale deal continues to dominate the political discourse, DH’s interview with Air Marshal R K Sharma in August provided the necessary context to the conversation and discussed the issue of combat unit strength.

Sand mining is wrecking rivers and lives in Karnataka. DH’s report shows that the state is one of the leading ones to witness the devastating effects of rampant sand mining.

DH’s Shemin Joy had this insightful report in July on a UK court considering whether liquor baron Vijay Mallya should be termed a fugitive from justice.

A memorable piece this year focused on Bengaluru’s inscription stones. A story of people coming together to discover and identify stones that tell tales about the city’s history.

We had a special December story on modern yoga practitioner Dr Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar, popularly known as BKS Iyengar, to commemorate his birth centenary.

DH does some of its best work in interviews with people making the headlines. A case in point is the one with S Nambi Narayanan, the former ISRO scientist who was arrested in 1994 on false charges that he had given documents related to cryogenic engine technology to Pakistan. The decades-long quest for justice led to a Supreme Court compensation judgment this year. 

And earlier this week, with the buzz and controversy around ‘KGF’, we met actor Vasishta N Simha to discuss his role, the impact of the film and its effect on the Kannada film industry. 

This is just a taste of the work we’ve been doing through the year. You can find more exclusive stories that are worth your attention on our story page.
 

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