Articles by Ramesh Menon

Ramesh Menon cannot imagine a life without writing. Or journalism. He has been in the field of journalism for the last forty years. He has authored six books. He is an award-winning journalist, columnist, documentary filmmaker and corporate trainer in soft skills. He is the recipient of one of India’s most prestigious media awards, the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism. Earlier, he was awarded the Madhavankutty Gold Medal for excellence in English Journalism. He occasionally lectures at Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi. He is the course director of a short-term Creative Writing Course at the Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communication in New Delhi. His books include “Modi Demystified-The Making of a Prime Minister” (Harper Collins), “Whatever the Odds” (Harper Collins) “Night Sparkle”,-Fascinating stories of Indian lighthouses (Ministry of Shipping) “Carbon Footprint-Exciting ways of reducing it for a better world” (TERI Press). “Celebrating Life with Gratitude” (Orient Publishing) and Caste and Communal Timebomb (Golwala Publishers). He has worked with leading media houses. He started his career with The Times of India, Mumbai as a trainee and then moved to The Times of India, Ahmadabad, as a reporter. He then joined India Today, India’s largest selling newsmagazine, as a state correspondent in Gujarat. He then moved to Shillong as the magazine’s north-east correspondent and then to Trivandrum as the Kerala correspondent. He was with the magazine for 16 years working in the west, east, south and north as was its Associate Editor when he left to experiment with the visual media. He joined Business India Television as an Executive Producer. He was also an Executive Producer with TV Today. He then crossed over to the new media as Roving Editor with He was the Managing Editor of India Legal, a weekly that dealt with legal issues. He has been involved in the making of over 20 documentary films and many of them have been shown at various film festivals. He has directed and scripted numerous films that deal with social and environmental issues. He loves training as he sees how good management of soft skills can help people transform themselves at their workplace, home and life in general. His topics include positive thinking, team building, stress management, crisis communication and so on that are crucial in new India’s competitive business environment. He is presently an Adjunct Professor at the Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication in Pune. For more, look at: