Nikhila Natarajan

Visiting Fellow

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Nikhila Natarajan is a Visiting Fellow at ORF. She works as Senior Editor with Firstpost/ Network 18 and specialises in avant-garde video stories on niche social media platforms. A global editorial resource, Nikhila, a British Chevening scholar, has worked in print, broadcast and now gone totally digital.

She is covering the US Elections 2016 with a refreshing perspective that fleshes out the social fault lines in a swifly changing Western demographic. She doubles up as ORF’s social media jockey and remains a sport and fitness nut.

In print, Nikhila has written for The Indian Express, The Sunday Times, The Economist Intelligence Unit, industry specific petrochemical and telecom magazines and rebooted India's leading banking exam guide. Nikhila anchored prime time business and stock market news for Zee and covered the run up to the nuclear deal in 2005-2006; she has also covered major sporting events like Wimbledon in two languages. She supervised the construction and design of sports facilities for two of India's leading tech companies when self contained campus facilities were just springing up in India.

A one stop content studio with subject matter expertise that matches the speed of news cycles, Nikhila is a go-to person for best in class storyboards.