Atul K Thakur is a policy & management professional, columnist and writer with specialization in the interface of economics and politics. His interest in writing and research spans public policy & affairs, macroeconomics, international affairs & development and sustainability, with special focus on South Asia. His books include An Alternative Development Paradigm for Nepal (Ed. Vajra, 2021); India Now and in Transition (Niyogi, 2017); India since 1947: Looking Back at a Modern Nation (Niyogi, 2013). His articles have been published, among others, in The Economic Times, The Hindu, The Indian Express, Financial Express, The Kathmandu Post, Kantipur, Republica, The Himalayan Times, The Pioneer, Mail Today, Daily Times, The Daily Star, Firstpost, Network 18, The Wire, ThePrint, DailyO, The Record, The Diplomat, Tehelka, Governance Now, The Friday Times, ORF, IDSA, ICWA, Gateway House.
He is an alumnus, inter alia, of Banaras Hindu University and Pondicherry University and has worked across the sectors, spanning Public Policy, Management Consultancy, Publishing and Media.