A senior journalist and author of the book ‘2014: The Election that Changed India’, Rajdeep Sardesai is a name you instantly connect when someone spells NEWS. With 26 years of journalistic experience, Sardesai began his career with Time of India and was the city editor of its Mumbai edition at age 26. He was then the managing editor of NDTV network before setting up IBN 18 network with channels like CNN IBN. Currently, he is the consulting editor with India Today Group and anchors a prime show on India Today. He has also received the Padma Shri in Journalism in 2008 among many others.