Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

Shekhar Gupta

Editor in Chief, Founder, The Print
OP Jindal Distinguished Lecturer (Fall 2022)

Shekhar Gupta is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of ThePrint, India’s fastest growing digital news platform. He is a prolific columnist, with his highly influential weekly column ‘National Interest’ which is translated into five languages. A selection of these columns was collected in the bestselling book, 'Anticipating India'. Shekhar is also a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, and in his four-decade career has reported on key Indian and international events. Before this, Shekhar served as editor-in-chief of The Indian Express for 19 years and simultaneously held the position of the company's chief executive for 13 years.