Manika Raikwal Ahirwal
Ms. Manika Raikwar Ahirwal, the Managing Editor for NDTV 24x7, graduated from Miranda House and did her Masters from the Mass Communication Research Centre at the Jamia Millia University in Delhi. She is currently responsible for gathering all news inputs from across the country, and ensuring what goes on air is true, fast and credible. She joined NDTV in 1996 after a stint with Newstrack, India’s first video magazine, as a researcher, reporter. Manika has anchored a highly successful programme on Women’s Issues, and has reported for several years, when she covered the Gujarat Earthquake, the Narmada Bachao Andolan as well. In addition to her role as a key member of NDTV 24x7’s Editorial Team, her responsibility is to maximize resources and planning across NDTV’s different channels, working with the senior most editorial teams at NDTV India, Profit, Lifestyle, Worldwide, Special Projects, Red Dot and other teams.
Ms. Ahirwal came to Washington, DC in October 2013 for an AAM Fellowship, during which she attended AAM's Inaugural Awards Dinner. She also held numerous meetings with AAM and production partners in Afghanistan to discuss a trilateral town hall series, and met with government officials and experts around DC.