Who is Sidharth Bhatia?

Journalist and Author

Times of India

Sidharth Bhatia is a Mumbai based journalist and author. He has been in the media, print and electronic, for over three decades. Starting in Bombay, he has worked in South Africa, Canada and Mauritius. He was among the founding editors of the Mumbai-based English daily DNA, which was launched in 2005 and was the editor of its opinion pages till the end of 2009.

He is now a regular commentator in national newspapers and on all India television channels on current affairs and popular culture. Bhatia writes regularly for the Times of India, Outlook, Asian Age and Hindustan Times and regularly reviews books on politics and popular culture. Old Indian and Hollywood cinema are a particular passion and he has spoken extensively on the subject. He was on the jury of the Mumbai Film Festival in 2013.

Bhatia has written three books–Cinemas Modern, The Navketan Story (2011), Amar Akbar Anthony (2013) and India Psychedelic, the Story of a Rocking Generation (2014) which is a socio-cultural history of India in the 1960s and 1970s.