Roving Editor, Dr Anoop Swarup, is a renowned educationist and expert of revenue, finance and security matters and a vast global experience.
He is Chair of the Center for Global Nonkilling and Member Advisory Council for International Cities of Peace. In 2007, he was appointed by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon as UN Finance Expert for implementation of UN Security Council Resolution to stop the genocide in Darfur.
Swarup is a founder and trustee of the Indian Council of Gandhian Studies. He has been honoured with the Soka Gakkai Hiroshima Peace Award at the Hiroshima Ikeda Peace Memorial Hall. Till recently, he was Vice Chancellor of Jagran Lakecity University in Bhopal, India
Lalit Shastri, Editor-in-chief, is a live-wire journalist with more than 36 years of experience in mainstream print-media. As Editor and Special Correspondent with leading media groups, he has witnessed the dynamics of politics, versatility of Indian democracy and the most minute aspects of governance from close range. His commitment to journalism as a means to empower people by keeping them informed is recognised by everyone concerned.
Lalit has left a huge impact by his trailblazing investigative reporting. He is devoted to wildlife, ecology and environment. He is an avid bird watcher and an acclaimed wildlife documentary maker. His book on the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster is a reference volume and figures in the catalog of prestigious libraries in many countries, including the Library of Congress in the US. The book “Political Mirage-50 years after India became Republic” written by him is a telling commentary on corruption and lack of accountability among those holding public offices. [Wiki Link]
Shivani Bhardwaj, Legal Correspondent, is an expert on legal matters relating to Petroleum & Energy, Infrastructure, Mergers and Acquisitions, Project Development, Contracts, Corporate Dispute Resolution, Arbitration and Court related proceedings. She has a Masters Degree in Energy Laws from the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun and a Bachelor in Law from the National Law Institute University, Bhopal.
Sunderarajan P. has had a long career with India’s national newspaper The Hindu (1980 – 2015). During his 35 year long journalistic journey, Sunder got the opportunity to get a ring side view of political, social and economic developments at the national and global levels. He has covered a range of beats from the strategic areas of space and nuclear energy to Health, Environment, Housing and Urban Development. At the national bureau in Delhi, his ‘beats’ pertained to reporting various Union ministries.
Sunder has been with the national bureau of The Hindu at Delhi as a Special Correspondent. In 2014, he opted to move to Bhopal and was appointed as Deputy Editor in charge of Madhya Pradesh.
Sunder, who did his M Sc in Organic Chemistry from St Stephens College, Delhi University, has an active presence online on Twitter and Facebook
Shitanshu Shekhar Shukla has worked with several media houses since 1997. He was Editor (Edit page) with The Gulf Time (UAE) till 2014.