About Me

Namrata Kohli, a distinguished media professional, author, and cultural advocate, has carved a unique path that transcends the realms of journalism, literature, and cultural preservation. She has spent over two decades as a journalist and has been associated with India’s leading media houses. Her column BS Personal Finance “Spending” tracking consumer aspirations for Business Standard is extremely well received.
Her writings as an author have ranged from chronicling the unexpected upside of the pandemic in “Corona Positives” to her latest book “Culture during Crisis” (https://amzn.eu/d/7HSODYi) which is available also in Hindi version as संकट में संस्कृति https://amzn.eu/d/2u93iv5 by Bhawna Publishers.
She is also a recipient of Senior Fellowship by the Ministry of Culture, Govt of India. Senior Fellowships are given to outstanding persons in the field of Culture for undertaking research-oriented projects.

Namrata started her career with The Times of India group and has written across Economic Times, Education Times, Saturday Times, Sunday Review, Times Property, MagicBricks. At HT Media Ltd, she curated content for lifestyle supplement HT Premium Homes as Editor Consultant. She is currently associated with Business Standard as a Contributing Editor. She also collaborated with Goethe/Max Mueller, New Delhi (https://www.goethe.de/ins/in/en/kul/soc/ldl/22696735.html) for a global project titled “Lockdown Lessons.” From November 2021 till July 2022, Namrata worked with the Ministry of Culture as Content Advisor- Project DDR (Digital District Repository) under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) with CCRT (Centre for Cultural Resources and Training) Ministry of Culture, Govt of India. Project DDR (Digital District Repository) under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) is a pathbreaking initiative of GoI to discover and document stories of people, events, and places linked to the freedom struggle of India at the micro level of the district (https://amritmahotsav.nic.in/digital-district-repository.htm). In short, an attempt to present the history of India by Indians through the Indian perspective.

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