Sagarika Ghose - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 1
1:30 pm

Ink and Influence: The Craft of Political Life Narratives

Aakash Singh Rathore, Sagarika Ghose, Sugata Srinivasaraju with Aditya Balasubramanian

Day 1
3:30 pm

Tell It Like It Is

Gideon Haigh, Sagarika Ghose, Suhasini Haidar with Vasanthi Hariprakash


Sagarika Ghose is a noted journalist, columnist and author. She has worked as a journalist for over 3 decades, beginning her career with The Times of India in 1991. Since then she has worked in Outlook magazine and The Indian Express. She was a prime time news anchor on BBC World’s `Question Time India’. She was a Prime Time news anchor at CNN IBN from 2005-2014, hosting the shows ‘Face The Nation,’ and ‘India 360.’ She was also deputy editor of CNN IBN. At present she is a regular columnist with The Times of India and Deccan Herald.

Ghose is the author of two best selling biographies: `Indira, India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister’ (Juggernaut 2017) and `Atal Bihari Vajpayee, India’s Most Loved Prime Minister.’ (Juggernaut 2021) She is the author of the critically acclaimed polemical work, ‘Why I Am A Liberal: A Manifesto for Indians Who Believe in Individual Freedom.’ (Penguin 2018). Ghose is also the author of two novels, ‘The Gin Drinkers,’ and ‘Blind Faith.’ She received the NT Award for Best Public Debate Show in 2013. She was awarded the ITA award for Excellence in Journalism in 2009. In 2012 she received the CF Andrews Award for Distinguished Alumnus from St Stephen’s College. In 2013, Ghose received the ITA Best Anchor Award from the Indian Television Academy (ITA). In 2014, The Rhodes Project included Ghose on a list of 13 famous women Rhodes Scholars. In 2017 Ghose was awarded the C.H.Mohammed Koya National Award for journalism.