Dilip Mandal is currently associated with web portal ThePrint as a consultant. He has previously served as former Managing Editor, India Today Group (Hindi Magazine). Previous stints include Editor Economic times Hindi online and ETinfotech Hindi. A columnist of wider reach who has written for BBC, Firstpost, TheQuint, Nav Bharat Times, Amar Ujala and other platforms. Appeared as expert on various TV channels. Author of books on Media and Census. Recipient of Bhartendu Harischandra Purashkar (I&BMinistry, GoI). Executive Committee Member, Editors Guild of India. He is also Adjunct Professor at Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal.