This site contains all of Fountain Ink's articles and photo stories published since our launch in November 2011. At this time, however, the site contains only limited number of photographs for articles older than January 2016. The process of migration is ongoing, and we will notify you once it is complete.


Fountain Ink, a monthly magazine of long-form journalism, publishes original reportage, essays and photo stories, primarily from India and Asia. This “Site” ( is the Web edition of the magazine and can also contain content not published in the print version. Users are invited to participate and comment on the content provided on the Site. Your use of the Site is subject to the “terms of service” and the “privacy policy” as published in the Site.


The copyright or license to use thereof for all articles, interviews, photos and infographics and other content published in this Site belongs to Fountain Ink Broadcasting and Publishing Company Private Limited. Reproduction of any content published herein in any medium—not limited to electronic, digital and print—is by written permission only and subject to the conditions on which the permission was granted. We welcome reprint queries and requests. All such requests shall be directed to:

Comment policy

All comments on the Site are moderated as per community standards.The Users shall not post any information by way of comment that:
(a) belongs to another person and to which the User does not have any right to;
(b) is blasphemous defamatory, obscene, pornographic, paedophilic, libellous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically objectionable, disparaging, relating or encouraging money laundering or gambling, or otherwise unlawful in any manner whatever;
(c) impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
(d) upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
(e) upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights (“Rights”) of any party;
(f) upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
(g) disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to “scroll” faster than other users of the Service are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users’ ability to engage in real time exchanges;

Disclosure to Government

Fountain Ink is bound by the laws that require us to share information collected by Users with the Government or its notified agencies. No information will be shared by the Government or its agencies unless it is demanded in format prescribed by the rules and laws governing the same. No information, other than which is specifically asked in accordance with law will be shared by us.


These terms of service shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of India and the user agrees to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of courts and competent forums in Chennai for all dispute resolution.