|Dr. Vartika Nanda|
|Occupation||Faculty, Department of Journalism, Delhi University; Media Trainer; Author & Social Thinker|
Vartika Nanda's (born April 17) domain expertise lies in journalism - its teaching, practice and training. With a Ph.D. by her side in Journalism (on the coverage of rape by print media), She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism in Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University, Delhi (India). Nanda has also taught TV journalism for three years at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) as an Associate Professor in the past.
Nanda has held various journalistic assignments in Zee News, NDTV and Lok Sabha TV. She sneaked into print journalism with her engagement as Associate Editor with a quarterly journal on media, Communication Today which she still continues. As a regular columnist, she contributed for over two years to The Pioneer and Hindi Outlook till 2007 . She continues contributing columns to three leading national dailies as a freelancer.
In September 2012 Nanda and 24 Frames Films collaborated to launch a film "Nanakpura Kuch Nahi Bhoolta" centred around domestic violence 
Dr. Vartika Nanda was conferred the Stree Shakti Award 2013 on the occasion of International Women's Day by Dr. Pranab Mukherjee, Hon'ble President of India at a ceremony in the Durbar Hall, Rashtrapati Bhawan. She was given the award for her work in raising awareness about crime against women and empowering women through mass communication. 
On the training front, she has held specialized media training workshops for civil service officers at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie. She organized two special workshops on gender sensitization for Delhi Police in 2013. She was also a trainer in a media programme conducted by Tehri Hydro Electric Power Corporation in Rikhikesh (2012) and The Institute of Criminology in New Delhi (2013). She held a workshop on 'Action Plans for Mainstreaming Gender Concerns' in Media at the Staff Training College, AIR, New Delhi in April, 2011 and June, 2012. Similar workshop was organized for the officials at Airport Authority Of India, New Delhi in 2011. She has held several training programmes for stingers and budding journalists in TV news medium in Delhi and also held a number of workshops in Delhi, Jaipur, Bhopal, Ranchi, Nainital and Patna. Her training workshops on anchoring and reporting as well as consultancy to students for their entrance tests to premier media teaching institutes like IIMC, JAMIA, ASJ etc. are increasingly becoming popular. She also organized a Media Training Workshop for Coast Guard Officers' at IIMC, New Delhi in 2004. The same year, she conducted a specialized course on 'Handling Media in Crisis' for Senior Railway Officers' at IIMC, Dhenkanal, Orissa. She is also a trainer for training school teachers on media. This is organized by CIET, NCERT to popularize media literacy and to enable them to teach Journalism to CBSE students for ICSSE.
Nanda is the recipient of the Youth Icon of the Year Award, 2013. This award was given by the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. She is also the recipient of Dr. Radhakrishnan Memorial National Media Award for the year 2012. She also received Rituraj Parmpara Samman for the collection of poems–Thee. Hoon.. Rahungi. In the year 2005, she was conferred the Bharatendu Harishchandra Award . Bhartendu Harishchandra awards are given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting since 1983 to promote original writings in Hindi on Journalism and Mass Communication. Nanda has been given the award for her book "Television and Apraadh Patrkarita". In 2007, She received the Sudha Patrakarita Samman for outstanding writing on media issues.
Vartika Nanda has contributed to several books. She has written a specific media unit for a MA level course taught at the Anter Rashtreey Hindi Vishv Vidyalaya, Wardha and University of Uttarakhand. Nanda has written several chapters on various aspects of crime reporting.. As a member of the NCERT text book committee on media studies, she co-authored a chapter on Understanding Media for class XI in the year 2010. Nanda has written the foreword for the book 'From News to Infotainment to Tamasha' written by Amit Nagpal in the year 2011. Nanda has contributed a chapter titled 'Ek paati Facebook ke naam' to the book 'Social Networking: Naye Samay Ka Sanwad' in 2013 and 'Ek Minute ka Media Prashikshan' to the book 'Media Shiksha-mudde aur apekshaayein' in 2011 both authored by Dr. Sanjay Dwiwedi. Other contributions are chapters titled 'Patrkarita' in Uttarakhand Mukt University,'Mahela Aur Vimarsh Ki Jameen Kay Beech' in 'Naya Samay Main Mahela' authored by Vinit Utpal (2013), 'Light, Camera, Action, Anna' in 'Annaandolan: Sambhavnayein aur Sawal' by Arunoday Prakash, 'Crime Reporting' (2009) and 'Television aur Apraadh Reporting' in 'Electronic Media' edited by Prof Sanjeev Bhanawat (2005). In 2005 she also authored a chapter 'Buland Bharat ka Buland Radio' in 'Sanchar Madhyam aur Electronic Media', edited by Gyanendra Rawat and 'Samudayik Radio ke beech Vikas kee Goonj' in 'Bharat mein Sanchar Madhyam' by University of Rajasthan.
Nanda had her initial education in Punjab. In her school days, she authored a compilation of poems titled, 'Madhur Dastak' (1989). She has won many laurels at school and at the college level. Notable among them being First Prize in Story Competition conducted by The Dainik Tribune and Himachal Pradesh Government and also a special prize in story competition held by The Language Department of Punjabi University, Patiala in 1991-92. In the year 1990, she received the Prem Chand Silver Medal Award from Punjab University. She was also the youngest anchor for DD Jalandhar for almost a decade.
Nanda worked with Zee for one and a half year (1994–1996) and then joined an organization that later become the leading news channel in the country - NDTV. She worked with NDTV for 8 years and before she quit, she was the Chief of Crime Bureau. She had become a house hold name and was commonly known as Prannoy Roy’s crime reporter. After this she taught at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication for three years as an associate Professor for Television Journalism.
In 2006, she joined the world’s first television channel by the Parliament of a country, Lok Sabha TV as the Executive Producer. She has played an instrumental role in the setting up and running of the channel. She, in addition to her responsibilities as the Executive Producer, used to anchor one of the most popular programme of Lok Sabha TV 'Sansad Se Sadak Tak'. In March 2008, she joined as the Programming Head of all the news channels of Sahara India Media, including 'Samay', a 24-hr national news channel which broadcasts in over 66 countries.
Nanda has traveled to Canada in 2012 as a media analyst. She was also the official delegate to the 'Vishwa Hindi Sammelan' at Johannesburg, South Africa in 2012. http://www.mea.gov.in/Images/pdf/Annexure_I_1605.pdf . She also traveled to UK in 2011 . In 2007, she traveled to Germany as a delegate of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (India) . The objective was to promote Indo-German Strategic Partnership and Media Education. She was also a part of the Young Leaders Forum (India) to explore possibilities of strategic partnership between EU-India and visited Brussels (Belgium) in 2008 as a part of this program. She also holds a certificate in Change Management conducted by the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association in 2008 . In 2013, Nanda visited Disneyland in Hong Kong as a media traveler.
- Tinka Tinka Tihar:(Co authored with Vimlaa Mehra, IPS):First book of collection of poems written by selected women inmates of Tihar Jail): Published by Rajkamal Prakashan : Book was released by Hon’ble Minister of Home Affairs, Sh Sushil Shinde at the APPCA Conference in Vigyan Bhawan in Sept 2013 , 
- Thee. Hoon..Rahungi: (First book of collection of poems in India revolving around the issue of crime against women) : Published by Rajkamal Prakashan : 2011  : http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-metroplus/she-was-she-is/article3777425.ece
- Marjaanee: (Compilation of poetry): Published by Rajkamal Prakashan : 2011
- Television aur Crime Reporting : Published by Rajkamal Prakashan : 2010
- Co- authored a book titled Media aur Jansamvad : Published by Samayik Prakashan : 2009
- Television aur Crime Reporting : Published by IIMC : 2006
- Madhur Dastak: (Compilation of poetry in Hindi) : 1989
- Official Web Site
- PIB Press Release
- Vertika Nanda's Poetry on Shabdankan
- Television Point
- The Hindu
- Sahara India Pariwar Website
- The Hindu, July 15, 2008
- FES Invite
- Screen India, 2000
- Commonwealth Broadcasting Association
- Indo-German Forum of Parliamentarians, 2007
- Seminar on State of Democracy and Role of Media, 2005
- Lok Sabha TV
- Lecture at a media school
- Launch of the book, "Television and Crime Reporting"
- Hindustan Time's interview
- Making News Book Details
- - Release of "Marjani" in UK