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Sidharth Bhatia

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 Indian television channels on current affairs and popular culture. He regularly writes for the Times of India, Outlook, Asian Age, and Hindustan Times and regularly reviews books on politics and popular culture.

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.