Inderjit Badhwar

Inderjit is an award winning author and journalist who has worked in the US and India on major publications and TV programs. His 2004 novel, The Chamber of Perfumes, won France’s Le Prix Litteraire as the Best Foreign Debut Novel. A graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism, where he won the Henry Taylor recognition for “superior journalism," Inderjit’s last assignment in the US was as Senior Staff Associate for the “Washington Merrygoround” column with the legendary Jack Anderson, where he was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

After more than 20 years as a Washington journalist and TV correspondent (including ABC-TV), Inderjit returned to India as Editor of India Today, Asia’s leading English news weekly, before becoming Executive Producer of TV Today and anchor of the popular "Newstrack," and later head of News and Current Affairs on Sahara TV. He also headed Gfiles, India’s first magazine devoted to issues of governance and the bureaucracy, and is academic consultant to the Delhi-based Lexicon Resource & Knowledge Centre on strategic research and analysis. Other books by Inderjit include: A Living Legacy; Looking Beyond; and India Chic. Inderjit is a recipient of The Fie Foundation Award (India) for excellence in journalism. During his tenure as editor of India Today, the magazine was awarded the Asian Magazine of the Year distinction by the Asian World Publishing Congress.