Vanita Kohli-Khandekar is an India-based media specialist and writer. She has been tracking the Indian media and entertainment business for over a decade.
Currently she is a columnist and writer for Business Standard, one of India’s leading financial dailies. She is also a contributor to Singapore-based ContentAsia. Her earlier stints include one at Businessworld magazine and EY. A Cambridge University press fellow (2000), Vanita has taught at some of the top media schools in India. The four editions of her book, The Indian Media Business (Sage), have sold over 14,000 copies. The Hindi edition was released in 2017. She is currently working on a book titled ‘The making of Star India’ for Penguin. It chronicles the rise of the (so far) Rupert Murdoch-controlled firm into one of India’s largest media companies.