I am a journalist by training. As a professional journalists my areas of interests are limitless. Social issues, including gender empowerment need a lot more attention than they have received so far. Development without social course correction becomes a very painful process. Take for instance the situation in my own country. India is acknowledged as among the fastest growing economies. However, domestic issues like instances of honor killing coupled with communal and caste intolerance are a major roadblock in path of India attaining its projected status of an economic super power. All developed economies have a sound social base. Unfortunately, in my 40 years as a mainstream journalist I can give you only one example of an editor who realized the importance of development journalism. His name is B G Verghese. He, as editor of The Hindustan Times adopted a village called Chhatera on the outskirts of Delhi. The village saw phenomenal all round growth in key sectors of human development because of the newspaper's personal attention. We need to persuade the media to pay more attention to development issues than it does today.