Malvika Nanda is a Delhi based Writer/Journalist, Entrepreneur and a Music/ Media Consultant & Strategist. After over a decade of active journalism with one of India’s leading newspapers – The Hindustan Times, she’s now pursuing her long cherished dream of working on the myriad aspects of the music and entertainment in India with her firm – The Big Beat. But, of course writing continues to be her first love.
As a journalist Malvika has reported on a wide variety ranging from undercover ops unearthing scams and injustice, reporting on riots and unrest, to issues plaguing the entertainment industry; as also securing a large number of exclusive interviews of Indian and International music legends – such as Sting, Bryan Adams, Mark Knopfler, Coldplay, Chris Rea, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden and Pandit Ravi Shankar among many others. She wrote a popular weekly music column called Gig-a-byte for HT City that envisaged the Indian Independent music in specific, while also keeping a track of developments in counter culture scenario, nightlife and music in general.
Not forgoing her love for prose, Malvika continues write for a variety of traditional and online publications (such as Femina, Society, Exotica, LuxepointIndia.com, WeddingFables.com, BornOfWeb.com (Beauty Editor) alongside her two weblogs.
In the news:
DNA, After Hours: Is the artist and repertoire machinery in Bollywood moving from labels to composers? http://www.dnaindia.com/entertainment/report-is-the-artist-and-repertoire-machinery-in-bollywood-moving-from-labels-to-composers-2358549
Midday, Mumbai: How B-Town concerts fare compared to their international counterparts
MensXP.com: Is Thursday The New Friday http://www.mensxp.com/culture/nightlife/31001-is-thursday-the-new-friday.html
Indian Express: Sarangi Dances to Dubstep http://archive.indianexpress.com/news/sarangi-dances-to-dubstep/953030/1
Scribe turns showstopper; WIFW kickstarts smoothly with nomads and green houses