Rahul Agarwal & Bharathi S Pradhan

Rahul Agarwal, Editor, News Point, India, is a media professional. In 2005, he won the CNN INTERNATIONAL Young Journalist Award for his story, “Dead Man Walking”. He has produced several stories for CNN World Report, South Asia, and interviewed countless world Premiers. He uncovered ground-breaking stories such as the PDS scam worth Rs 2000 billion (US$31 billion) of 2003 and the kidney scam till 2008 for Zee News Network. His work focuses on the intersection of news and digital change and played an instrumental role in designing the Government of India’s official Social Media Platform. In 2015-16 he was selected as a distant fellow of the United Nation RAF fellowship from India.

Bharathi S Pradhan, columnist, critic and best selling author, has been editor of a variety of publications and has written several fiction and non-fiction books. Anything But Khamosh, the official biography of actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, was an instant success while The Dark Horse mapping Priyanka Chopra’s star trek as a winner against a pile of odds, topped the charts overnight. Mr Bidi, the biography of an industrialist and philanthropist, commissioned by a business house, won much appreciation and has been translated into Marathi too. With 45 years of journalism behind her, Bharathi is an advisory member of the Censor Board, a Founding Member and on the Managing Committee of the Film Critics Guild, and a Sunday columnist with The Telegraph. She is a strong voice on popular TV debates and is deeply interested in politics.