Vir Sanghvi is probably the best-known Indian journalist of his generation. He became editor of Bombay magazine at 22, making him the youngest editor in the history of Indian journalism. He went on to edit Imprint and Sunday, then India s largest-selling weekly newsmagazine. From 1999 to 2004, he was Editor of the Hindustan Times before being promoted to Editorial Director, a post he held till 2007, after which he continued at the paper as a columnist. His television career has included several award-winning shows on the Star TV Network, NDTV, Discovery and other channels. His weekly political show Virtuosity on CNNNews18 is one of the channel's top-rated programmes.
He has a parallel career as India s leading food and travel writer and TV presenter. His many books include the bestselling Mandate: Will of the People, Men of Steel and Rude Food (which won the Cointreau prize for Best Food Literature book in the world).
Namita Bhandare is a journalist with nearly thirty years of reporting experience for various publications including magazines Sunday and India Today, and the daily, Hindustan Times. She was appointed India's first gender editor for Mint newspaper, and continues to write a fortnightly column on gender and social issues for the Hindustan Times. Bhandare has a master's degree in journalism from Stanford University and was Katherine Howard Miller leader-in-residence at Scripps College, California, in 2015.