The Eleventh Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Monday, November 16th to Sunday, November 22nd 2020

Virtual Festival
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Govindraj Ethiraj

Entrepreneur, India

Govindraj Ethiraj is Founder & Director: BOOM & IndiaSpend.

He is a television and print journalist who has reported and written on Indian business for over 22 years and is a media executive and entrepreneur engaged in public interest journalism ventures.

Most recently, he founded BOOM, an independent journalism initiative that fights misinformation and explains issues with the larger objective of making the internet safer.

He also founded the award-winning IndiaSpend, a public interest journalism outfit which uses data to write and syndicate stories in areas like health, education; environment and FactChecker, which monitors media, politicians and other figures for accuracy.

Previously, he was Founder-Editor in Chief of Bloomberg TV India. He continues to anchor seasonal shows on Indian broadcast television, in the business and economy space.

Prior to setting up Bloomberg TV, he worked with Business Standard newspaper as Editor (New Media), and before that, Govindraj spent five years with television channel CNBC-TV18. Prior to television, he worked in print in The Economic Times and leading business magazines.

Govindraj was named a 2018 McNulty Prize Laureate in recognition for his leadership with BOOM, IndiaSpend, and FactChecker. He is a Fellow of the Inaugural Class of Ananta Aspen’s India Leadership Initiative and the Aspen Global Leadership Network, and winner of the 2014 BMW Responsible Leaders Awards.


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How to rescue India’s economy.
A panel discussion with Jayati Ghosh and Raghuram Rajan with Govindraj Ethiraj as the chair.

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