Bhupendra Chaubey has been a TV journalist since the year 2000, when he started his career with NDTV. In 2005, he left NDTV and was a part of the team that started CNN IBN. As a political journalist he has travelled the length and breadth of the country and has covered three general elections and assembly elections of most states. A graduate in Mathematics and postgraduate in films, Bhupendra has been among the finest political journalists of his generation. He has that unique ability to grasp things at a micro level and then present them with a macro level understanding. He is amongst those journalists who depend more on their ground political awareness supplementing it with academic awareness of issues that confront the nation. Bhupendra was the Executive Editor of CNN IBN and used to host the prime time broadcast “India at 9” before turning a Consulting Editor to try his hand at new journalistic platforms. He now hosts a weekend interview show “Hot Seat” where he puts tough questions to key newsmakers. He regularly writes with columns for various English and Hindi newspapers and magazines. He also writes for several digital platforms. He lives in the national capital with his wife and two children.
Dilip Cherian, Consulting Partner at Perfect Relations, is Founding Partner of Perfect Relations, South Asia’s largest communications consultancy with 14 offices and over 550 professionals on the team. Known as India’s “Image Guru”, he is one of India’s foremost Public Affairs consultants and strategic Election advisors. He is also a syndicated columnist and his writings appear in several newspapers. He is also an Independent Director on several Media Boards. Dilip lives in NCR but considers India his “home turf”. He is intrigued and inspired by the new forces of change being unleashed everywhere from politics to business.
Suhasini Haider is currently the Strategic and Diplomatic Affairs at The Hindu.She has over 22 years of experience in Journalism and she has covered the most challenging stories and conflicts from the Indian subcontinent and beyond including Pakistan, Sri Lanka,Libya,Lebanon.She has also been the Foreign Affair Editor and prime time anchor at CNN-IBN. Her articles at The Hindu has widely covered wide range topics including Indian Foreign Policy,International Diplomacy and Global Security Challenges.She has also been awarded with Prem Bhatia Memorial Award for the best political reporting.
Head of Public Policy for Uber India & South Asia. Responsible for Uber's relations with policy makers, regulators, government officials, think tanks, NGOs, industry bodies, private sector, political parties and research organisations. Focused on creating a favourable regulatory and policy environment for the future of urban mobility. The role includes enhancing the understanding of Uber and its business with multiple stakeholders. Close to two decades of experience in the media industry as a leading TV news anchor and award winning journalist. Spent over 11 years at NDTV as Business Editor leading all its economic policy and corporate news coverage. Received prominent awards like Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism by President Pratibha Patil and Seema Nazareth-Business Standard award for young journalists by President KR Narayanan. A British Chevening Scholar, was invited as the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Fellow by US Government under its Fulbright program. Completed short courses on financial journalism at Wharton Business School and INSEAD. Also an AFGG (Asian Fellowship on Global Governance) Fellow, part of a network of young global professionals.
Rajdeep Sardesai, 51, is senior journalist, author, TV news presenter. His book 2014: the election that changed India is a national best seller that has been translated into half a dozen languages. Currently the consulting editor and lead news anchor of the India Today group, he has 28 years of journalistic experience in print and television. He was the founder editor of the IBN 18 network which included CNN IBN, IBN 7 and IBN Lokmat. Prior to that, he was Managing Editor of both NDTV 24X7 and NDTV India and was responsible for overseeing the news policy for both the channels. He has also worked with The Times of India for 6 years and was city editor of its Mumbai edition at the age of 26.
Vikram Chandra is a leading Indian Journalist and founder of Editorji, a platform for personalized video news. He is the former consulting editor and CEO of NDTV from 2011 to October 2016. He left NDTV in the year 2016 to setup Editorji. He has been called in the popular press, one of the top journalists in India today. Chandra's reputation as a journalist was built while covering the Kashmir conflict. He is the former anchor for the Nine O'Clock News and current host of Gadget Guru and anchor of The Big Fight. Chandra received the designation "Global Leader for Tomorrow" from the World Economic Forum. He has twice won the Hero Honda Indian Television Academy Award Award for Best Anchor for a Talk Show for The Big Fight in 2005 and the Teacher's Achievement Award for Communication, amongst other coveted recognitions. His deep business knowledge and vast experience across different aspects of society make him the sort-after speaker for events and conferences in 2021. To invite him, call +919810735754 or mail email@example.com
Fatima Mahdi Karan is a Consulting Editor at BTVI. She has been a leading Anchor and Producer since 2005. She holds a Masters in Diplomacy, Law and Business as well as degrees in Economics and International Relations. Fatima Karan gave up a career in banking to become a financial journalist. She took up every opportunity for change, travelled around the world learning about work, life and cultures with her family and later returned to India to settle in Delhi and build her broadcast career. As the Consulting-Editor Bloomberg India TV, Fatima says she learns something new every day. Her recent program Bloomberg-Women Mean Business is trying to fill an important gap – that of a discourse around women in business. She wears her confidence on her sleeve and asserts that people should get used to the fact that very pretty women have brains as well.
Mehraj Dube is an award winning broadcaster and is currently working with Essel Group. He is leading the marketing department at Zee Media Corp - the news business of Essel Group with more than 11 TV news channels including WION and ZEE News. Mehraj's core responsibility involves steering Orbit Shifting Mission - an innovation and change management programme for news channels of ZEE Media. With experience in news reporting, news presenting, current affairs debate shows, show designing, marketing and content positioning, Mehraj's international exposure and easy to connect persona makes him stand out in the ever-growing crowd of media professionals. With his ISB executive MBA, Mehraj wishes to grow as a professional and a manager with substance. Leading teams and designing content, has given Mehraj a deeper understanding of the television medium. His experience of anchoring Money Mantra show on NDTV Profit has helped him learn about finer nuances of businesses in India and abroad.
Sanjaya Baru is a political commentator, policy analyst and Distinguished Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies & Analysis, New Delhi. He has served as Secretary-General of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) until his resignation in April 2018. He was Prime Minister Manmohan Singh\'s media advisor and chief spokesperson (PMO) from 2004 until 2008. Sanjaya is the only journalist who was the Editor of all three pink newspapers - The Economic Times, Financial Express and the Business Standard. Penguin India published The Accidental Prime Minister, Baru\'s tell-all memoir about his time at the Prime Minister\'s Office which is made into a successful Bollywood film starring Anupam Kher. Sanjaya was the Director for Geoeconomics and Strategy, International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS), London. Sanjaya has also been Visiting Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Institute of South Asian Studies, Singapore and Professor, Departments of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has also been the first Jhamandas Watamull Fellow at the East-West Centre, Hawaii. He has been a Consultant with the Human Development Report Office, UNDP and Asian Development Bank. Sanjaya is the author of the influential books “The Political Economy of Indian Sugar” and “Strategic Consequences of India’s Economic Performance”.
The expert is an Indian politician belonging to the Shiv Sena, a political party based in Maharashtra, India. Prior to this, she was a member and one of the National Spokespersons of the Indian National Congress. She has also been a columnist for Tehelka, Daily News, and Analysis and Firstpost. She is a Trustee of Prayas Charitable Trust which runs two schools to provide education to over 200 underprivileged children. In 2010, she was selected as a participant in ISB's 10,000 Women Entrepreneurs Certificate program, a global initiative supported by the Goldman Sachs Foundation for women entrepreneurs. She completed her Bachelors from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics. To invite her, Call +919810735754
Tuhin Sinha is a best-selling author and politician, acknowledged among the most prolific Indian writers. At present, Tuhin is a national media panelist of BJP and represents the party as a spokesperson. Tuhin is also a scriptwriter and has worked on several top-ranking TV soaps on Indian television. He once co-wrote the story of the popular soap on Star TV, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. He has the goal to bring the youth out of their political disconnect and generate their interest and opinion on whatever is the basis of decision-making at present. Tuhin is a columnist and has written edit page columns for The Times of India, DNA, and other publications. He owns a company called WriteQuotient, which services content and creatives for books and corporate communications. He has authored 10 books now. His last book, When The Chief Fell in Love was in news recently as the book’s solution as regards Kashmir was uncannily similar to the one initiated by the government. As an articulate speaker, he brings a lot of objectivity to the high decibel TV debates with his structured, nuanced arguments.
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