Shekhar Gupta

Founder & Editor-in-chief, The Print

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Shekhar Gupta is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of ThePrint, an exciting news media start-up. He is a prolific columnist, with the highly influential column National Interest, which is translated into several languages, including Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati and Marathi. He is a senior prime-time anchor at NDTV. Previously, Shekhar was with the Indian Express and the Express Group of publications where he concluded a 19-year stint as Editor-in-Chief and led the country’s largest network of award-winning journalists. He was also an editor with India Today.

Shekhar hosts ‘Off the Cuff’, an offering from ThePrint – which sees him in conversation with an eminent guest every month. Off the Cuff is telecast on NDTV 24X7 and NDTV Prime at the end of each month. He also hosts ‘Walk the Talk’ on NDTV 24×7 every week. A collection of his news-making interviews will be published soon. He does a second weekly show in Hindi, ‘Chalte Chalte’, telecast on NDTV India.

Over the past two decades, National Interest has been regarded as the sharpest, most perceptive analysis of current events as they unfold. Shekhar’s columns were collected in the bestselling book, Currently, National Interest appears in Business Standard every Saturday.

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