Columnists

The names in captions are hyperlinked to the respective lists of articles, blogs and reports of these writers. The headlines are linked to the particular pieces indicated.

Anuj Dhar
Anuj Dhar

Anuj Dhar is an author and former journalist with Hindustan Times. He has published several books on the mystery over the reported death of Subhas Chandra Bose. Dhar bases his work on the findings of the Justice Manoj Mukherjee Commission of Inquiry and several inconsistencies in the assertions of its predecessors. Dhar is also the founder-trustee of New Delhi-based not-for-profit organisation Mission Netaji.


Anupam Pandey
Anupam Pandey

Anupam Pandey is an IT Analyst with mentoring responsibilities at IEEE and associate’s role at CSI India. He is an RSS volunteer and social media activist. His areas of expertise include software management, team/content management and grassroots activism. He is a founding member of the “NaMo Chai Party” initiative, which was designed to achieve 300+ seats for the BJP in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections; he hosted more than 500 events in 26 States including those in the Northeast. Currently, he manages a 112-member team (contributing towards ‘various development initiatives’) at Varanasi and other cities. As a citizen journalist, he has covered “Baba Ramdev Protest Aug 2012” for continuous 5 days. Views expressed in his reports and articles in this portal are his own.


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Arun Lakshman

Arun Lakshman is a senior journalist and our Kerala correspondent.


Baishali Ghosh
Baishali Ghosh

Baishali Ghosh is a self-employed food blogger based in Copenhagen, Denmark.


Chandrachur Ghose
Chandrachur Ghose

Chandrachur Ghose is a business strategy consultant by profession. He has worked on environmental research and policy advocacy at Centre for Science and Environment, one of the best-known environmental organisations in India, where he was part of the team which successfully campaigned for introduction of compressed natural gas as an automotive fuel in Delhi. Thereafter he worked as a research officer at the University of Sussex on a cross-country project on contamination of farm products by irrigation water. In 2006, Ghose, along with Anuj Dhar and Sayantan Dasgupta, founded the research and advocacy group, Mission Netaji, with the aim to uncover one of the biggest mysteries of modern India – that of the disappearance of Subhas Chandra Bose. He has spearheaded the campaign for public disclosure of secret files held by the Government of India on Netaji.


Commentator on political and economic affairs
Gautam Mukherjee

Gautam Mukherjee is an entrepreneur and former corporate executive. He writes on economics, politics, foreign affairs, defence on occasion and trends in general from an Indian perspective. He writes regularly for a clutch of digital publications and some print publications that are in harmony with his world view. These include Swarajya, सिर्फ़ NEWS, The Quint, Niti Central and The Pioneer.


Kevin M Shah
Kevin M Shah

Kevin M Shah is an Industrial Engineer from University of Houston and Managing Director of KEVIN Enterprises Pvt Ltd. He is also the Director of Process Plant & Machinery Association of India (PPMAI) for the last 5 years. He is actively involved with his alma mater Jamnabai Narsee School alumni body. He was also an invited guest lecturer to his school to address to the students pursuing International Baccalaureate Diploma Program to talk on PEST (Political, Economical, Social and Technological) aspects in international business & has also been a guest speaker at annual tech-fest at Thadomal Shahani Engineering College & chief guest at Shri Bhagubhai Mafatlal Polytechnic. He writes regularly on vast ranging subjects. Mentoring young recruits & interacting with students is his passion.


Muzaffar Husain Ghazali
Muzaffar Husain Ghazali

Muzaffar Husain Ghazali is an awarded doctorate in Urdu from Punjab University. He has been a research associate with the Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi, and Foundation for Educational Development, New Delhi. He has been a columnist with Afkar-e-Milli and Rehguzar; the associate editor with Tasveer-e-Watan, assistant editor with Qaumi Rasta, senior correspondent with Secular Qayadat, editor of books in Sheila Publication & Al-Qalam Publishers. He works as an editor in the United News Network, an associate editor in Daily Urdu Net and as the Urdu media coordinator with UNICEF. Among his published works are 12 books in Urdu and Hindi, 100 articles or features on literature, educational and cultural issues, 500 pieces on political, social, health and current issues, 100 short stories in Urdu and 50 short stories in Hindi.


Sugato Hazra
Sugato Hazra

Sugato Hazra is an economist, former banker with experience in foreign exchange and money market dealing in India and abroad, Hazra has been commenting on the state of the Indian economy and politics since his student days. He was part of the Indian delegation to ITU Asia and ITU Africa, Indo-US JBC in Washington; he represented FICCI before the EU in Brussels on financial sector reforms, co-authored FICCI’s 75th year history, wrote the only book on lobbying in India and has a first-hand experience of politics. He worked with George Fernandes, former NDA convener and defence minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government and also in the election campaign in Rajasthan in 2008. His book on election campaign in India is due for publication in early 2016. The views he expresses in this portal are his own.


Surajit Dasgupta
Surajit Dasgupta

Surajit Dasgupta founded सिर्फ़ NEWS in January 2014 with an aim to establish a news-oriented journalistic start-up when all others were challenging the mainstream media with opinions that were reactions to the news fed by existing media houses. He is the national affairs editor in Swarajya. He began his journalistic career as The Statesman‘s science correspondent and moved to The Pioneer as a senior assistant editor. Proficient in several languages, he has contributed articles to Money Life, Zee News‘ portal (English), Rajasthan Patrika (Hindi), Inquilab (Urdu) and Le Monde (French). He is a mathematician by training. He had stepped into the professional world as a banker in a leading multinational bank. He trained undergraduate and high school students in mathematics for many years while also establishing and running laboratories for mechanical engineers and biotechnologists.