Natasha Badhwar is a Professor of Storytelling in the Digital Age in the Media Studies Department at Ashoka University.
She started her career as one of India’s first women camerapersons in news television with New Delhi Television (NDTV). She quit 13 years later as Vice President, Training and Development.
Natasha has received the Laadli Media & Advertising Award for Gender Sensitivity in 2016 and 2022, in the reporting and web documentary categories.
A popular columnist, Natasha writes for BBC Hindi, The Tribune, Mint Lounge and The Morning Context. She is the author of the books My Daughters’ Mum and Immortal For a Moment, published by Simon & Schuster, India. With Harsh Mander and John Dayal, she has co-authored Reconciliation, Karwan e Mohabbat’s Journey of Solidarity Through a Wounded India, published by Westland Books. With Harsh Mander and Anirban Bhattacharya, Natasha has co-authored When The Mask Came Off – Lockdown 2020: A People’s History of Cruelty and Compassion.
Natasha has a graduate degree in Psychology from Delhi University and a post-graduate degree in Mass Communications from Jamia Millia Islamia University.