Bachi Karkaria is a game changer in India’s journalism, having helped elevate local issues to Page 1 and creating path-breaking brands for the Times of India Group. Her other specialisation is public health; her pioneering stories on HIV-AIDS helped change both policy and perception; she has carried this experience into OpEds on the current pandemic. She is also a popular columnist, best-selling author, litfest curator and international trainer for media students and NGOs as well as conducting ‘free your imagination’ courses for 8–15-year-olds.
She was the first Indian board member of the Paris-based World Editors Forum, a Jefferson Fellow from Hawaii’s East West Center, and recipient of the Mary Morgan Hewitt Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Karkaria’s books include the critically acclaimed In Hot Blood: The Nanavati Case That Shook India; the runaway bestseller biography of M.S. Oberoi, Dare To Dream;Mills, Molls And Moola;Behind The Times; Mumbai Masti; The Cake That Walked; and collections of her columns. Capture The Dream: The Many Lives of Captain CP Krishnan Nair will be published in early 2022.