Jagannathan R - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Journalist with 40 years’ experience in business and general news journalism. Experiences range from managing and editing print dailies to magazines to online news and views publishing.

Career details, starting from present

Editorial Director, Swarajya magazine, since December 2015. Swarajya was a publication started by Rajaji, and has now been revived by a group of investors to develop a right-of- centre market-oriented viewpoint with Indic culture as mooring

Prior to Dec 2015 Editor-in-Chief, Forbes India since 2013

Other concurrent positions held from January 2011 to October 2015:

Editor, Firstpost.com, an online general news and views portal of Network 18 Group, since January 2011

Senior positions held in last 20 years

Executive Editor and Business Editor of DNA newspaper (2005-10)

Executive Editor, Business Standard (2002-05) Editor, Indian Management Journal of AIMA, 2002-05

Editor, Myiris.com, a stockmarket portal, 2000-02

Editor, Financial Express (1996-2000)

Resident Editor, Mumbai, Business Standard, 1993-1996

Executive Editor, Business Today magazine (1991-93)

Business Editor, India Today, 1990- 91

Editor, BusinessWorld magazine, Mumbai (1987-90)

Academics: Economics graduate from St Xavier’s College, Mumbai