Sandeep Bamzai is a news junkie, having worked across all major news platforms in positions of eminence for the last 40 years. He began his career as a cricket writer with The Statesman in Kolkata. He has worked in Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi with the biggest media houses. The last two decades have seen him on the news frontline as National Business Editor at Hindustan Times, Executive Editor at TV Today, Editor at Mail Today, Editor-in-Chief and COO at Financial Chronicle and, currently, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of independent newswire IANS. He has also worked at The Indian Express, Illustrated Weekly, Business India, and edited Dalal Street Journal—a life he describes as a ‘fulfilling journey’. An alumnus of the prestigious St Columba’s in Delhi, he graduated in Economics from the University of Calcutta. He has written four books, including Guts & Glory: The Bombay Cricket Story, Deconstructing the Accession: Bonfire of Kashmiriyat and Princestan—How Nehru, Patel and Mountbatten Made India. He is now working on his fifth book on Kashmir’s accession to India which will be released in 2022. Over the last 20 years, he has been focusing on the space where politics and economy merge.