Aroon Purie

Aroon Purie is an Indian businessman, and the founder & editor in chief of India Today, a leading newsmagazine of India. He has served as editor of the magazine since founding it in 1975. India Today is printed in several languages other than English.

A chartered accountant, Purie first revived Thomson Press. He then set up Living Media to publish India Today, which has redefined magazine journalism in the country. The India Today group which has grown out of the magazine, is one of the largest media conglomerates in India.


Apart from a number of publications, the group also controls TV Today, which owns the popular Hindi news channel Aaj Tak in December 2000. TV Today, whose CEO is G Krishnan is a listed company whose shares are traded on the Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange. Other than Aaj Tak they also run three other channels – ‘Headlines Today’ an English language news channel, which has not been able to dent the lead of channels like NDTV, ‘Tez’ a snappy-format news channel, using a concept borrowed from CNN Headline News but in Hindi and Aaj Tak Dilli a local news channel for Delhi. A Business news channel in collaboration with Bloomberg is also expected shortly.

Aroon was educated at the Doon School, as were two editors of India Today (Suman Dubey and Inderjit Bhadwar). He earned a BSc Economics from the London School of Economics in 1965. He is married to Rekha Purie,a former model. He has 3 children, Kalli Purie, Koel Purieand Ankur Purie. His brother-in-law is the famous heart surgeon, Dr. Naresh Trehan.

India Today magazine was started by Aroon Purie’s father, V.V.Purie and his sister Madhu Trehan. Aroon Purie had nothing to do with it until he took it over two years later when his sister returned to the United States and they couldn’t keep any editor they hired. His sister Madhu Trehan was also instrumental in taking the India Today group into the television media, when she started Newstrack and then Aaj Tak. Aroon Purie"s youngest sister, Mandira Purie worked as a photojournalist with India Today.

Daljit Daliwal

DALJIT DHALIWAL is a former anchor of ITN’s celebrated World News for Public Television from London, which, until late 2001, was seen on 100 PBS stations in the US as well as over the Internet.

She was named one of People magazine’s "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1999. In August 1999, Esquire named her one of the magazine’s "Women We Love."

Daljit earned an MA in politics, history, and economics from the University of London. Starting as a reporter at the BBC in 1990, covering Northern Ireland, she went on to work at ITN in 1995.

She was born in London, her parents having emigrated from India, and is one of four

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