A gifted journalist with a flair for research, detail, and authenticity, and son of noted author Manu Sharma, Hemant Sharma started his career in 1983 with Jansatta, a newspaper belonging to the prestigious Express Group. A penchant for satire earned him the reputation of being the only journalist from Jansatta whose articles were published in the Indian Express and its North American edition. In 2001, he joined Hindustan as an editor and remained there until being appointed as India TV’s Executive Editor in 2003, guiding, managing, and directing groups of correspondents reporting from Uttar Pradesh. Hemant Sharma has reported on a wide variety of subjects, ranging from politics in Uttar Pradesh to economic inequality, malnutrition, female trafficking, the demolition of Babri Masjid, and environmental degradation. He also has several books to his name including Dwitiyonasti, Tamasha Mere Aage, and edited Bhartendu Samagra.