She has created and edited some of The Times of India’s most successful papers. `Erratica’, her satirical column in the ToI, has had an increasingly devoted following since 1994, as does ‘Giving Gyan’, her more recent, straight-talking relationships column in the Mumbai Mirror.
Ms Karkaria was the first journalist seriously to track AIDS in India, and is now an internationally consulted authority on the subject. A game-changer, she is significantly responsible for the city-centric look of the print media. Multi-faceted local reporting and performance enhancement are the key components of her training sessions for journalists in India and abroad. She is a regular panelist on TV news networks. Ms Karkaria is the first Indian on the Board of the Paris-based World Editors Forum.
Her books include Dare to Dream, a best-selling biography of the legendary hotelier MS Oberoi, Mumbai Masti, a richly illustrated book capturing the city’s quirky soul, The Cake That Walked, on Flurys, Calcutta’s iconic tea-room, plus collections of her columns, Erratica, and earlier writing, Your Flip is Showing. She has written the commissioned corporate biographies of the Times of India Group and of Larsen & Toubro, India’s global engineering giant. She has contributed insightful essays to books documenting India’s social transformation
Great ! !! Eminent Jury !! ...
Erratic Drivers cautioned !! ...Be ready for her ‘Giving Gyan’ encounter !!.....Enough of Biographies !! It is the time for 9 obituaries !! Get ready !!..A thriller in waiting !!
Thanks for sharing and keeping us posted. I am sure Ms. Kakaria would be able to relate to my motto on blog site “Dare to dream…Live to Drive!”
PS: I cant wait to get back home from work to post some intresting travelogues from past.
Posted by Rishi Kapoor on 07/27 at 05:49 PM
Hey Folks, You guys are doing fantastic. How about TV coverage? Is TIMES NOW doing anything on this route? me Don’t wanna miss.
Wow! As if the quality of the panel was not high enough already.
I am totally looking forward to the auditions, just interacting with these stalwarts is going to be a helluva experience.
Posted by Joseph Radhik on 07/27 at 06:15 PM
Knock! Knock ! Knock !! ...Is anyone here ??? ....