Sunanda Mehta is the former Resident Editor of The Indian Express, Pune. With an experience of over 25 years in the field of journalism and over 3500 published articles, she was also the first woman editor of a national daily in Pune. She started her career with Femina and then joined Magna Publications where she launched Citadel the Pune city magazine in 1990 and worked as its founder-editor. She has written for publications like The Hindustan Times, Society, Savvy, Inside Outside, Saveur-a US magazine, amongst others. Her humorous short story was published by Penguin in their book 'India Smiles'.
Academically has been a merit-lister in her Std XII attaining 5th position in Humanities in the CBSE Board and topping in History in the country for which she was awarded the Dr Tarachand Gold Medal. She was also her school head girl and an active participant in co-curricular activities like debates, declamations and dramatics. A graduate from Delhi's Lady Shri Ram College Sunanda has two other degrees too-that of Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Communication and Journalism and also taught for a year in a school in Delhi before moving onto journalism that has always been her calling in life.
She is a visiting faculty at the University of Pune's journalism institute, presented a paper at the Warwick University in UK on the portrayal of women in Indian television and has completed a fellowship for senior journalists in London.
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