Journalist Rashmee Roshan Lall was the former editor of The Sunday Times of India and also has presented ‘The World Today’ for BBC World Service; she is currently based in Abu Dhabi and is an editor at The National.
My husband once observed that I ascribe my bad behavior and unpleasant physical changes to the ‘woman’ baggage I carry. There is always something happening in my life - sometimes it is pre-menstrual, other times post menstrual symptoms; pregnancy blues or postpartum depression; fatigue and irritability because children were young, or panic attacks that they are all grown now; full house stress and empty nest pains. He claims I seldom have normal days, and I blame my mood swings, weight loss/gain, changes in skin/hair, even attitude on hormonal issues.
The film 'Nanak Shah Fakir' began life as a collection of 8 'soul stirring songs' created by an international group of musicians of various faiths - but no script. Despite glowing reviews the film was banned in some parts of India last year due to its depiction of Guru Nanak, the revered founder of Sikhism. Preeti Singh caught up with Harinder Sikka, the producer, to talk about the controversy.
S. Mitra Kalita was just named managing editor of the Los Angeles Times. Before that Mitra was executive editor of Quartz which she joined in 2012 as its founding Ideas Editor. She has launched Mint, a business paper in New Delhi, and the Greater New York section of the Wall Street Journal, and reported for The Washington Post, Newsday and the Associated Press. Mitra has published two books with another on the way.
Preeti Singh has led the life she always wanted to! She studied, did her MBA , worked for years, got married, brought up children and traveled the world.Then she went back to her first love – writing. She has written children’s books for Disney Publishing and other Indian publishers. And is currently working on a series on Indian History for Young Adults, and a collection of stories for Adults. The cliché that drives her everyday – Carpe Diem- Seize each Day.