"A large number of readers have complained about a recent editorial cartoon in The International New York Times about India's foray into space exploration. The intent of the cartoonist, Heng Kim Song, was to highlight how space exploration is no longer the exclusive domain of rich, Western countries. Mr. Heng, who is based in Singapore, uses images and text -- often in a provocative way -- to make observations about international affairs. We apologize to readers who were offended by the choice of images in this cartoon," Andrew Rosenthal, New York Times Editorial Page editor, wrote on the paper's .
As its audience has evolved, so has the blog itself. Timmons runs India Ink with the help of four other full-time reporters who make up The New York Times India team. (India Ink also has some local part-time contributors, Schachter said.) Timmons says she originally envisioned India Ink mainly as a discussion site, rather than news driven. Today, the blog publishes around two pieces of analysis, seven features, and up to 15 news stories a week.