Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain
the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in
Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles
Your piece ‘Day in the life of a 24-hour global news factory’ revived memories of my only visit to the Nature office (see go.nature.com/2k9scd1). The occasion was in the early 1980s, when John Maddox was in his second term as editor-in-chief and he invited me to report news stories from India for the journal. He wrote many himself, one of which included an interview with Indira Gandhi, the country’s prime minister at the time (see Nature 308, 582; 1984).