Nirmaldasan (N Watson Solomon) is the Head of the Department of Media Studies, Hindustan College of Arts and Science, Chennai. He has 15 years of journalistic experience, including 10 years with The Hindu. He is the editor of the Journalism Online newsletter and secretary of the Indian Online Media Forum. He holds a masters degree in journalism and Mass Communication. He is the author of three verse collections and co-author of the tinai series.