Vir Sanghvi

Vir Sanghvi

Vir Sanghvi (also known as Raving Shiv, an anagram of his name) is a Indian editor and also a television celebrity.

He is currently the Editorial Director of "Hindustan Times". He attended Mayo College, Ajmer and then went to Oxford University. He became the founder editor of the "Bombay" magazine when he was just 22. He has also worked as the editor of "Imprint" and "Sunday", which was then India's largest selling magazine and was appointed as its editor when he was 30 years old. He worked on Sundays for more than 12 years. In 1997, he was appointed as the consulting editor for the Ananda Bazaar Patrika group. In 1999 he became the editor of the [Hindustan Times] , a daily. He has also anchored shows on television, starting with a show on Doordarshan. His popular television shows include "Face The Music", "The Last Word (on Headlines Today)", "Round Table", "A Question of Answers", "Vir ke Teer (on STAR News)", and "Star Talk". He was also appointed as head of a new News & Current Affairs TV channel, INX []

He is now back with the Hindustan Times, as the Editorial Director.He also authors a column on Mint... [ Pursuits]

His recent book Men of Steel is a result of compilation of his articles that appeared on Hindustan Times Mumbai HT Leadership series. The interviews are presented in a candid coversation format and each of them are not more than 2000 words.

He is also a food critic. A collection of his food related articles were published in a book called Rude Food.


* "1995: He was selected as a global leader of tomorrow by the World Economic Forum, Davos.
* "1998: He was commended as the best current affairs presenter at the Asian TV Awards.
* "2004: The Cointreau Award for Best Food Literature Book in the world the (food world’s equivalent of the Oscar)
* "2004: The Asian Television Awards in Singapore
* "2004: He won the Best Food Critic award from the Indian Culinary Foundation.
* "2008: The Rajiv Gandhi award for Journalism
* "2008: The friend of Thailand Award from The Thai Prime Minister

Books By Vir Sanghvi

* "Men of Steel - India"s business leaders in candid conversation with Vir Sanghvi", Roli Books Pvt Ltd, India (Jan 2007) ISBN 8-17-436474-7
* "Rude Food: The Collected Food Writings of Vir Sanghvi", Penguin Putnam (2004) ISBN 0-14-303139-2
* "India Then and Now : Now/Vir Sanghvi. New Delhi, Roli, 2006, 274 p., $120. ISBN 81-7436-397-1.

External links

* [ Rude Food - The Collected Food Writings of Vir Sanghvi]
* [ Vir Sanghvi's Column Pursuits on]
* [ A Very Interesting Take on Narendra Modi in Counterpoint]

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