Topic: Data and its discontents - Political economy of disinformation
Speaker: Paranjoy Guha Thakurta
Date: 20th March 2019, Wednesday
Venue: Auditorium, Ahalia Campus, IIT Palakkad
About the speaker:
Paranjoy Guha Thakurta is an Indian journalist, political commentator, author and a documentary film-maker. He is also a regular guest faculty member at a number of top educational institutions like the Indian Institutes of Management at Ahmedabad, Calcutta and Shillong, the University of Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Guha Thakurta was appointed Editor of the Economic and Political Weekly from April 4, 2016 to July 18, 2017.
His main areas of interest are the working of the political economy and the media in India and the world, on which he has authored/co-authored books and directed/produced documentary films.
Guha Thakurta was educated at La Martiniere Calcutta, pursued his undergraduate degree in Economics from St. Stephen's College and completed his masters from Delhi School of Economics in 1977. With the Emergency of 1975-77, he decided to be a journalist over being a lecturer. Through his career spanning over 30 years, he has been associated with major media houses like Business India, Businessworld, The Telegraph, India Today and The Pioneer. He also hosted the chat show India Talks on CNBC-India which ran over 1400 episodes.