Founder & Editor-in-Chief, ThePrint
Shekhar Gupta is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of ThePrint, a digital start-up building a new editorial pace of non-hyphenated liberalism, neither Left, nor Right, liberal on society, liberal on economy. He is a prolific columnist, with the highly influential column National Interest, which is translated into seven languages. A selection of these columns were collected in the bestselling book, 'Anticipating India'. Shekhar, a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, hosts Off the Cuff – an offering from ThePrint - which sees him in conversation with an eminent guest twice a month. He also hosts “Walk the Talk” on NDTV 24x7 every week. A collection of his news-making interviews has been published recently as a book ‘Walk the Talk: Decoding Politicians’ In his four-decade career, Shekhar has reported on key Indian and international events, including the Nellie massacre in Assam, Operation Blue Star, the student uprising in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the first Gulf War from
Baghdad, the first, US-backed "jehad" in Afghanistan, and the many twists and turns in the troubled 1983-1993 decade in Sri Lanka’s Tamil North. Before this, Shekhar served as editor-in-chief of The Indian Express for 19 years and simultaneously held the position of the company's chief executive for 13 years.