NDTV India

This 24-hour Hindi news channel stands strong as one of India’s leading credible news channels – preferred by an audience which seeks quality programming and pure news, rather than sensational infotainment.

NDTV India’s credo is best captured in its tagline –Khabar Wahi Jo Sach Dikhaye

The Key Shows

Prime Time 21:00-22:00 – A hard debate show with the top newsmakers of the day, hosted by Ravish Kumar

Newspoint @ 10 – A live debate where a live audience ask direct questions to politicians, newsmakers and experts, hosted by Abhigyan Prakash

Badi Khabar – The first take on the day’s biggest story with the players themselves as the news develops. 6:00 PM weekdays hosted by Nidhi Kulpati

Hum Log – A panel of eminent personalities from various walks of life are thrown in to face an audience with burning questions and a strong desire for straight answers on vital issues facing the country, hosted every Sunday by Ravish Kumar.

Mukabla – The week’s big fight between the people who made the most important and controversial news in the week, hosted on Saturdays by Abhigyan Prakash.

Key Personnel & Anchors

Aunindyo Chakravarty – Senior Managing Editor, Aunindyo Chakravarty holds the responsibility of heading both NDTV India and NDTV Profit. Aunindyo was part of the original team that launched NDTV Profit and took it to No.1 in its second week when he helped set up the network's business news channel. Since 2008, when he was appointed Managing Editor of NDTV India, Aunindyo has been an integral part of the channel and has already taken it to a leadership position, along with a very talented team. Aunindyo started off as a political and business reporter in 1999 and has worked in every editorial department - research, news desk and anchoring at NDTV.

Devna Dwivedi – Devna has been with NDTV for the last 17 years and is currently Head of Operations and Programming with NDTV India. Having been part of the channel ever since its inception in 2003, Devna is responsible for day-to-day operations, monitoring and evaluating the quality with focus on overall growth of the channel.

Manoranjan Bharati (Baba) – Senior Executive Editor – Political, NDTV India. After graduating with both a Batchelor’s and Master’s degree in Science from Patna University, Manoranjan did a Post Graduate Diploma in Hindi Journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication in New Delhi and joined Parakh, a weekly current affairs magazine produced by Vinod Dua and telecast on Doordarshan. Manoranjan then joined NDTV and has been a core member of NDTV’s programming since 1996. He has been covering Parliamentary proceedings for the last 14 years, from the 1996 General Elections till date. As a journalist he has reported all the political ups and downs; fall and rise of governments. With his deep rooted sources in political parties in power as well as in Opposition, he reports with insight and accuracy which only experience and political acumen can bestow. Manoranjan has also reported extensively on the socio-economic conditions of the country. His dedication to his job was exemplified when he became one of the few journalists who had the opportunity to cover both the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and the Parliament attack of 13 December 2001. While covering the carnage at the Taj Hotel in Mumbai he, along with other colleagues, came under fire from terrorists; lying on the ground to save his life, Manoranjan continued with his live reporting from the spot. Manoranjan has received the Bhikhari Thakur Award for his contribution to journalism.

Kamal Khan – Resident Editor, Lucknow, has a post graduate degree in English literature and has studied Russian language and Philology at Moscow University. His career has included working as Russian interpreter and a stint with a Hindi daily of the Times Group 'Navbharat Times'. He has been with NDTV since January 1995 and is now in charge of U.P and Uttarakhand states. He has received the Ram Nath Goenka Award from the President of India, the 'Ganesh Shanker Award', the biggest award for Hindi journalism instituted by the Union HR Ministry, also from the President of India. In addition he has received the NT Award as the best Hindi TV reporter and for Best Documentary on Environment Awareness. Kamal was honoured with an international award from The Federation of SAARC Writers and Literature for his contribution to Hindi TV journalism.

Manish Kumar – Executive Editor NDTV India, Manish started his broadcast career with NDTV’s Bihar bureau in 1995 as a Correspondent. Since then he has covered one of the most volatile decade in the state history which marked over 50 caste massacres and about a dozen scams including the fodder scam which ultimately led to the resignation of Laloo Yadav. He has extensively reported on Eastern India and is an expert on Nepal where he covered almost all the major happenings since IC 814 hijack. Manish strongly believes that no channel covers the news the way ‘NDTV India’ does.

Sunil Saini – Senior Executive Editor, has been in TV journalism for over twenty years, starting as a print journalist with the India Today group. He then moved to news television in the ‘90s when private channels opened up for news broadcasting. He was a part of the core team that launched leading news channels like AAJ TAK in the beginning of 2000 and later Star TV’s news channel in 2002, when Star TV switched to the Hindi medium. Sunil has familiarized himself with operations in a number of major news networks like Sky TV and BBC in London; CNN, MSNBC, Bloomberg TV, Cspan and Fox News in the USA, which has helped him in understanding how international news TV works. Sunil has been with NDTV for over six years and in 2010 was selected for a management programme for senior industry professionals by the Swedish Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He is a science graduate from Punjab University and has additional professional degrees in journalism and business journalism from Times School of Journalism, New Delhi.

Abhishek Sharma – Resident Editor, started his career in 1991 with the largest selling daily in India. After an enriching experience of reporting, and copy editing in various cities Abhishek got a Fellowship from the National Foundation for India for Studying ‘SAVE THE MAJULI ISLAND’ in the North East. He has covered all the major events in Mumbai City and is currently writing on the ‘Political Mobilisation in India – Methodology and Impact’.

Abhigyan Prakash – Senior Executive Editor Abhigyan Prakash is easily one of the best known faces of Indian news television. A prolific anchor, reporter and political analyst, he has, over the years, acquired the distinction of being a tough TV interviewer and a political commentator. As one of the main faces of NDTV India, he has hosted some of the Channel’s top rated shows; NEWSPOINT an hour of news and analysis on weekdays, grilling the key players of the day’s top stories; MUKABLA, a weekend talk show which presents a fiery debate on the week’s top issue in the reviews mindscape. Dubbed by Prannoy Roy, NDTV’s Chairman as ‘magical’ and ‘charismatic’ on air, Abhigyan’s style of presentation is direct, honest and credible. Despite the changing world of the Hindi news space, often accrued of sensation, Abhigyan has uncompromisingly stuck to the core values and ethics of journalism in the shows he hosts. In a career spanning nearly one and a half decades Abhigyan Prakash’s core strength is his ability to host shows with top political readers, movie stars, sportsmen and businessmen with effortless ease; a fact when he was chosen as one of the top 50 young achievers in the country. As a political commentator, Abhigyan Prakash has done live election analysis for every State and Parliamentary elections since 1996, interviewing Prime Ministers and the top political leaders of the country. In 2003 when NDTV India was launched Abhigyan went to Mumbai, where he set up the channel’s operation in the Western hub, including the number one rated show on the channel, then “Mumbai Central “ which continues to be a key brand of NDTV India’s programming. It was his team which broke the Telgi Scam, and for this they were given the President’s Medal. With his expertise of looking at Indian Politics, he has also done specialised election programming like “ELECTION POINT “and “VOTE KI JUNG”. His shift from English to Hindi in 2003 made him one of the best bilingual presenters in the country. Abhigyan is also the winner of several prestigious awards as an “Anchor” and for shows like “JAI JAWAN”, “ NEWSPOINT” and “INDIA ROCKS”.

Ravish Kumar – Senior Executive Editor, Ravish has been with NDTV for over 15 years and currently hosts Prime Time on week nights. Born in Bihar and brought up in Delhi, he speaks both Bhojpuri and Hindi. This multi-talented journalist is an avid blogger with his own blog site ‘’, he is a ‘tukbandi kavi’, a story teller, author of a book ‘Dekhte Rahiye’, writes a column, is a film critic and still finds time do sensitive reporting on ordinary issues, reflecting his love of meeting the man on the street. Ravish can be contacted on his tweet @ravishndtv.

Nidhi Kulpati – Senior Editor and a Senior Anchor Nidhi has been with NDTV India since its inception. She has anchored shows like 'Mukhyamantri Chale Gaon', Yuva Sansad’, 'Dilli Durbar’, a talk show dealing with issues of the Capital and 'Prime Time' with discussions on any political issues. She is currently anchoring 'Badi Khabar' which debates important political developments of the day. She started her career with 'Newstrack', and as a reporter has covered the Babri Masjid demolition for international prime time networks. Nidhi has trained with Sky TV London and has also been associated with DD, TVI, Zee News and BBC. News anchoring is a passion for her and she has keen interest in social issues. Nidhi was awarded the INB (Best Hindi News Anchor) and NT Award (Hindi News Anchor of the Year) in 2010

Naghma Sahar – Senior Editor and Senior Anchor with NDTV India, Naghma has been working as a television journalist since 1999. Some of the big events that Naghma has extensively covered have been spending a fortnight in Tamil Nadu in the worst hit areas of Tsunami, Mumbai serial train blasts, Kashmir elections, the opening of the Delhi-Lahore bus service amongst others. Naghma received a UGC scholarship for Rural Development and has done projects with UN agencies like the Population council. Through her show, Salaam Zindagi, the only talk show of its kind that covered sensitive topics like transgender, drug abuse, etc. Naghma managed to carve a niche for herself with a dedicated audience. She spent a month crossing the country on a bus for the ‘Election Express’ programme and has anchored many election shows including the mini series ‘Vote Yatra’. Naghma currently anchors the popular show International Agenda on week nights.

Sikta Deo - Senior Editor and Senior Anchor with NDTV India, Sikta began her career in 1995 in broadcast journalism with Aaj Tak and joined NDTV in 2003. Her in-depth work on cricket match-fixing got the national dailies to follow her reportage. Her in-studio discussions and live reporting on a range of topics like 9/11 terror attack, IC814 hijack, the Parliament and Akshardham terrorist attack, Abu Salem’s extradition,Samjhauta Express Blast have also been very well received. Sikta compelled the Maharashtra Chief Minister and local administration to take stock of the Vidharba farmers’ suicides even before the Prime Minister’s visit in 2006. Sikta has won awards for her special shows, including the National Telly Award for Best Current Affairs Programme (Home & International) for the show ‘Aman Ka Pull’, which was was unique in its concept. She made the families in India and Pakistan interact who have been separated during partition and had never met. And recently she won Indian Television Academy Award for her reportage on the coastal environment. Sikta travelled for two & half months from Gujrat’s Rann of Kutch to the Bay of Bengal, to create awareness and also make the then Enviroment Minister Jairam Ramesh, ,state governments and local administrations respond to the sorry state of the polluted coastal environment of India.

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