Title and Organization:
Sugata Srinivasaraju is an award-winning journalist, writer, and translator. He is currently the Co Founder and Vice Chairman of Sunohscapes Radio Foundation. Till recently he was Editorial Director and Editor-in-Chief of the Asianet News Network, and ran two television channels and a newspaper in South India. He was earlier Editor-in-Chief with a Times Group publication and a senior editor with Outlook newsmagazine and Hindustan Times. He started his career with Deccan Herald and was also the founding faculty member of the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media in Bangalore. He has also contributed to the Irish Times and the Caravan magazine. For excellence in print journalism, Sugata was awarded the British Chevening Scholarship in 2000. In 2013, he won the Excellence in Journalism Award of the Karnataka Media Academy. Since 2015, he also serves as Adjunct Professor at the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, Mangalore University.
Sugata is a student of English and comparative literatures. He has a postgraduate degree in English literature from the Central University of Hyderabad and was a research scholar in comparative literature at the same university. He has written/translated/edited seven books in English and Kannada, his mother tongue. 'Pickles from Home: The Worlds of a Bilingual' and 'Keeping Faith with the Mother Tongue: The Anxieties of a Local Culture' are his books that have received critical acclaim . He won the translation prize of the Karnataka Academy of Letters in 2005 for his book 'Phoenix and Four Other Mime Plays'. Sugata lives in Bangalore with his wife, son and daughter. He is a Fellow of second class of Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.