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Siddharth Varadarajan

June 8, 2017

Siddharth is a Founding Editor of The Wire. He was earlier the Editor of The Hindu and is also a recipient of the Ramnath Goenka Award for Journalist of the Year. He has taught Economics at New York University and Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, besides working at the Times of India and the Centre for Public Affairs and Critical Theory, Shiv Nadar University.

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Swapan Dasgupta

June 8, 2017

Swapan is a veteran journalist and a Rajya Sabha MP. As a journalist, he has held senior editorial posts at The Statesman, The Times of India, The Indian Express and India Today, and is currently a freelance writer for various publications. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in the field of literature and education in 2015.

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Abhinandan Sekhri

July 2, 2017

Abhinandan is the co-founder and CEO of Newslaundry. He has also co-founded the production house Small Screen with Prashant Sareen. Before founding Newslaundry, he worked as a producer, director and writer in various television and film projects, including the award-winning food and travel show Highway on my Plate, and news-satire shows such as Gustaakhi Maaf and The Great Indian Tamasha.  

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Bala Srinivasa

July 12, 2017

Bala is a Partner at Kalaari Capital, an early-stage technology focused venture firm. Bala was previously part of management teams at two successful analytics startups where he ran the sales, marketing and product management functions. His last firm, Amba Research, was acquired by Moody’s in 2013. Bala spent the first part of his career as an equity analyst in Silicon Valley covering the enterprise software space.

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Dhanya Rajendran

June 8, 2017

Dhanya, a journalist who began her career with India Vision and The New Indian Express, joined the English news channel Times Now before the channel’s launch. She was the channel’s South India bureau chief. In 2014, she founded www.thenewsminute.com with Chitra Subramaniam and Vignesh Vellore.

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Govindraj Ethiraj

June 3, 2017

Govindraj is a television & print journalist and the Founder of IndiaSpend and BOOM (www.boomlive.in). He also anchors seasonal shows on Indian news television – like the recent Policy Watch on public service broadcaster Rajya Sabha TV. Previously, he was Founder-Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg TV India. He spent the first decade of his journalism career in print, including at The Economic Time before joining television to join CNBC-TV18 in its early phase. He is a Fellow of The Aspen Institute, Colorado and a winner of the BMW Foundation Responsible Leadership Awards for 2014.

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Atul Chaurasia

July 2, 2017

Born in 1980, Atul has fond memories of growing up in the late 1980s and the early ’90s, also one of the most turbulent times for independent India. Residing just 80 kilometres away from Ayodhya, the theatre of the Babri Masjid-Ram Mandir confrontation, he lived through the bloody communal violence when he was only 10. Always aspiring to pen those memories in a book, Atul has been a journalist for almost two decades now. Currently Executive Editor of Newslaundry, he was in the founding teams of the Tehelka Hindi magazine and the CatchNews Hindi website, where he served as Editor. A reporter at heart, he has won the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2010 and 2013.  

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Nidhi Kulpati

July 14, 2017

Nidhi Kulpati is NDTV’s Senior Editor and Senior News Anchor who has been with NDTV, right since the start. Having begun her career with ‘Newstrack’ in 1991, Nidhi completed her training in journalism at the Sky TV in London. In the past she has worked with DD, TVI, Zee News and BBC news networks.

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Prayaag Akbar

June 19, 2017

Prayaag is a writer and journalist. His first novel, Leila, was published by Simon & Schuster India in April. A former deputy editor of Scroll, his reporting and commentary have tackled various aspects of marginalisation in India. He lives in Mumbai.

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Manu Joseph

June 3, 2017

Manu is a journalist and novelist. He is the former editor of OPEN Magazine, and used to write the ‘Letter from India’ column for The New York Times. He is presently a columnist for the Mint Lounge. Among his notable awards are the Hindu Literary Prize and the PEN Open Book Award.

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