Mrinal Pande on Technology & Media in IndiaBy kamla bhatt • Mar 24th, 2013
Category: Books and Authors, Featured, Ideas, India, New Delhi, Women Achievers Special
Mrinal Pande shares her thoughts on technology, media and the vibrant, youthful energy in India. Pande has over 30 years of experience as a writer and journalist, and a decade as editor-in-chief of a leading newspaper.
Pande was the first woman to become the chief editor-in-chief (2001-2009) of a leading Indian newspaper – The Hindustan Times, the Hindi edition. During her decade long stint at the newspaper she helped change and expand its footprint in India Deploying the right kind of technological solutions helped the newspaper leapfrog to the digital age of the 21stc.
Currently she is the head of Prasar Bharati, an apex body of the broadcast and television in India.Established in 1997 Prasar Bharti is working on making All India Radio and Doordarshan, the government-owned media channels modern and viable entities. In the last 25 years the media landscape in India has undergone huge transformations especially with the entry of new, private companies. Prior to the 1990s, All India Radio and Doordarshan were the chief source of news and information for most people in India.
She lives in New Delhi with her family.
In case you missed, in Part-1 of our conversation she talks about her mother the well-known Hindi writer Shivani and also about her own “peculiar launch” as a writer.
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