Nidhi Razdan, prominent journalist and columnist, has assumed new roles at India-based educational institutions. The former NDTV executive editor is now Director of Strategic Programmes and Outreach at Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) and visiting faculty at Kautilya School of Public Policy, as per her social media profile updates.
The award-winning journalist is known for expertise in politics and foreign policy and has over two decades of experience in the Indian broadcast media industry. At Kautilya, she is also named on the Advisory Board, alongside other notables like lawyer Menaka Guruswamy, communications expert Dilip Cherian and politician Priyanka Chaturvedi.
Razdan has authored a book titled Left, Right and Centre: The Idea of India. At NDTV, she anchored news shows Left, Right & Centre and The Big Fight. She quit the Delhi-based media organisation in 2020 after 20 years.
Speaking to SheThePeople in an exclusive chat, Razdan spoke about a breakdown of media institutions in the country. “I have a lot of issues with media and those are irrespective of whether you are a woman or man. We have seen an institutional decline in India not just in the media but also other arms of democracy, whether it’s the Parliament or the judiciary. And I think the media decay is another cog in the institutional decline in this very fraught democracy of ours.” Catch the full interview here.