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“STATE OF THE NATION” with PARANJOY GUHA THAKURTA | VIDEO PODCAST | EPISODE 1

“STATE OF THE NATION” with PARANJOY GUHA THAKURTA | VIDEO PODCAST | EPISODE 1

Veteran journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta speaks about 2020, the year that was, in episode 1 of “State of the Nation,” StoriesAsia’s first “Video Podcast” series. This podcast takes us through the journey of one of the most eventful years of our lives, and helps us imagine what the coming year will be like.

* Update: Soon after journalist Thakurta called Mukesh Ambani Asia’s richest man, China’s billionaire Zhong Shanshan overtook Ambani to become the richest person in the continent.

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About the host: 

PARANJOY GUHA THAKURTA’s work experience, spanning over four decades, cuts across different media: print, radio, television and documentary cinema. He is a writer, speaker, anchor, interviewer, teacher and commentator in three languages: English, Bangla and Hindi. 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. He teaches and speaks on these subjects.

StoriesAsia, a collective of independent journalists from 16 South Asian and Southeast Asian countries, seeks to replace the present-day parade of faceless numbers with humanising narrative nonfiction – a largely ignored journalistic genre in the region.

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