Kalyani Shankar

Kalyani Shankar

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Kalyani Shankar Profile

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  • Kalyani Shankar
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Kalyani Shankar Biography

Kalyani Shankar is a multi media personality, syndicated columnist her specialties are in the field of as a Media Adivser, Media Relations, Editorial, Editing, Writing and Journalism. She has earlier worked as political editor of Hindustan Times and also its Washington correspondent. A press fellow at Cambridge University and senior fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington, she is a founder member of the Indian women press corps.

Kalyani Shankar is a Delhi-based Indian journalist, well-known in the fields of print, broadcast and electronic media. She began her career with The Indian Express, followed by a long stint at the United News of India. During her career, spanning over more than three decades, she was posted in Washington as a correspondent of The Hindustan Times. She was later the Political Editor of The Hindustan Times.

Kalyani Shankar is a political commentator and a syndicated columnist. She also have a political weekly programme in All India Radio and another in Lok Sabha TV. Nuffield Pressfello in Cambridge University, she has authored three books. She lives in New Delhi Area, works for Indian Newspapers independently as free lance journalist.  She has worked as a reporter in Hyderabad for the UNI. 
She has written three books- 
1- India & the United States: Politics of the Sixties 
2- Ods of Power: Personality Cult & Indian Democracy
3- Pandora's Daughters

She is a press fellow at Cambridge University and senior fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington. Kalyani Shankar is a founder member of the Indian women press corps. In her own words she feels in her long professional career, she felt lost while covering two incidents in difficult circumstances which she will never forget. One of them was the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and the other was the sacking of Andhra Pradesh chief minister N.T. Rama Rao. Incidentally both these incidents happened in 1984 within a space of two months. Both of these persons were heads of state and considered charismatic leaders with a popular mass base, following and both had built up a personality cult around themselves. However, Whatever happened to them had its own echo in the country.

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Updated: April 28, 2015

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