Sagarika Ghose

Veteran Journalist | Acclaimed Author | Columnist


Sagarika Ghose, a prominent Indian journalist and columnist is the author of the best selling biography of Indira Gandhi ‘Indira: India's Most Powerful Prime Minister’. 

Since 1991, she has worked as a journalist at The Times Of India, Outlook magazine, and The Indian Express and was deputy editor and prime-time anchor on the news network CNN-IBN till 2014.

In 2004, she became the first woman to host the BBC show Question Time India

In 2013 Sagarika interviewed Arvind Kejriwal of the Aam Aadmi Party, becoming the first instance of an Indian politician giving a social media interview prior to the polls.

Sagarika has authored 5 books of which Why I Am A Liberal: A Manifesto For Indians Who Believe in Individual Freedom, Indira: India's Most Powerful Prime Minister, and Atal Bihari Vajpayee - India’s Most Loved Prime Minister have been on the bestsellers list. 

She is also a political commentator on the news channel ET Now.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

  • Sagarika was awarded an ‘Excellence in Journalism’ Award (Aparajita Award) from FICCI Ladies Organisation in 2005 and from Gr8-ITA awards in 2009.
  • She received the CF Andrews award for ‘Distinguished Alumnus’ from St Stephen’s College in 2012.
  • Sagarika received the ITA ‘Best Anchor’ award from the Indian Television Academy (ITA) in 2013.
  • The Rhodes Project included Sagarika on a list of 13 famous women Rhodes Scholars in 2014.
  • She was awarded the ‘C.H. Mohammed Koya National Award’ for journalism in 2017.

Why Sagarika Ghose ?

In her journey as a journalist, anchor, editor, columnist, and author, she has showcased how to embrace liberty and the lawful pursuit of individual freedom in order to bring change in society. As one of India’s most celebrated journalists and widely read columnists for over three decades, Sagarika Ghose is a true trailblazer in the media industry and stands as a solid inspiration to many. 

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