Friendly Fridays Chapter 54: India Today Editor Kaveree Bamzai

This week on Friendly Fridays we have with us Kaveree Bamzai, the Editor of India Today and the monthly magazine, India Today Woman. A recipient of the Chevening Scholarship, she has worked in The Times of India and The Indian Express before this.

A graduate of the Delhi School of Economics, she was given the MSA Rao Award for Academic Excellence. She is also the author of one book, Bollywood Today, and two monographs in the Zubaan series on Women in Indian Films.

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She is an inspiration to many youngsters. We got a chance to know her better. Let’s begin.


Team ED: Three words that best describe you.

Kaveree Bamzai: Honest. Committed. Persistent.

Team ED: What is the best part about being an Editor?

Kaveree Bamzai: Having a great team.

Team ED: One social media website you find yourself hooked on to?

Kaveree Bamzai: Twitter

Team ED: If you could start a rumour about yourself, what would it be?

Kaveree Bamzai: I wouldn’t. Rumours, in my experience, turn out to have some truth to them.

Team ED: What’s the craziest thing that you have done?

Kaveree Bamzai: Not taken my calls for an entire weekend.

Team ED: What comes to your mind when we say the following

Modi Sarkar: Disappointing
Social media: Exciting
Bollywood Industry: Disappointing
Big Boss: Waste of time
The youth today: Potential
Kamal R Khan: Weird
Nutella: Too sweet

Team ED: What’s your day like as an editor?

Kaveree Bamzai: Never dull

Team ED: If you could have a superpower what would it be?

Kaveree Bamzai: Be always switched on

Team ED: What’s your take on blogging culture that’s started in India?

Kaveree Bamzai: About time!

Team ED: What would your advice be to the young writers?

Kaveree Bamzai: Read, and then read more.

Thank you so much, Kaveree, for giving us time. We loved every bit of this Friendly Fridays interview with you. 

With that, it’s a wrap of this fun-filled edition of Friendly Fridays. We will be back again next year, with some more fun and friendly chats. Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

See you again next week, till then, Wishing all ED readers a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

(Interview Conceptualised by Pratishtha Mahajan) 

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