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About Us

Compassion. Curiosity. Conviction. Courage.

This is what we aspire to every day at Mojo Story, a new media platform that places #PeopleFirst.

Mojo- which means magic- is our experiment in Hope.

It is our passionately held belief that even in a hyper-polarised, bitterly divided world, our audience craves non-partisan, honest, accurate and authentic storytelling.

Reports, podcasts, Interviews, Events- From 60 seconds to 60 Minutes, at the Mojo Story we have you covered for the Long and Short of it. There's something for everyone and every mood- bite sized nuggets for the busy, harried days and content to get your teeth into, for more reflective moods.

In a media environment where so many have been co-opted by camps, our motto is, to borrow a colloquialism from Hindi- 'Na Chamcha, No Morcha.' We are fiercely ourselves- factual, open-minded, occasionally emotional, but always a forum that seeks to build bridges across extremes.

Mojo Story was born and raised in a time of global crisis. When still a few months old, the COVID pandemic hit. We are proud to say that this platform was built on the back of ground-breaking reporting through COVID from across India, traversing, by road, the distance from Delhi to Kerala and back. Since then, we have always stood by our commitment to go to where the story is, no matter how tough or dangerous. Manipur, Israel-Gaza, The Farmers Protests, Uttarakhand Flash Floods-- you will find us at the epicentre of action.

Women-Owned and Women Led, Mojo Story is the curator of 'We the Women', India's most impactful women's festival. Our plans in this space include a leadership program for teenage girls and the unveiling of a Professional Women's Club.

Technology has disrupted Media across the world. But we see tech as our ally, not our adversary. We strive to use AI, new softwares, cutting-edge production with only one aim, to build a deeper relationship with You, The People.

How are we doing so far?

You can check us out at https://mojostory.com/ , https://twitter.com/themojostory https://www.instagram.com/mojostory.in/ , https://www.youtube.com/c/MOJOSTORY and please do share your feedback.

We would love for you to become a Mojo Member (https://mojostory.com/) and join our ever-growing community.

The Magic of Shared Stories and Human Connections Is Our Mojo.


Leadership Team

Barkha Dutt

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Shiralie Chaturvedi
Shiralie Chaturvedi is a writer and a journalist. While her dayjob is entirely about news,she moonlights as an obsessive reader and a fiction writer. At Mojo Story, she is the Editorial and Creative Director.
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Sheikh Zafar Iqbal
Zaffar Iqbal is based in J&K. In a career spanning 20 years, he has reported on issues ranging from conflict, armed encounters, environment, crime, politics culture and human rights. He was the Bureau Chief (J&K) for NDTV- (New Delhi Television). He has done MA in Mass Communications and Journalism from Kashmir University. Journalism course with the BBC organised by the British High Commission- New Delhi 2004- Course on Conflict Resolution at University of Wales Cardiff, organised by the Thomson Foundation - 2006- Documentary making course at SAMS (South Asian Media School) Lahore Pakistan organised by SAFMA South Asian Free Media Association 2009) - Course on Broadcast Journalism at the RNTC- (Radio Netherland Training Centre Netherlands 2012)- Chevening Scholar- South Asian Journalism Programme- University of Westminster- London 2013)- Fellow Australia India Council (AIC)- reporting in Australia- (2014). Fellow, East West Center, Senior Journalist Seminar (SJS) US 2016- Course on Producing Media To Counter Radicilisation- RNTC- (Radio Netherlands Training Center)- Netherlands 2017- Course on Journalism at the Poynter Institute, Florida US organised by the Media Project- 2017 He has received several awards and accolades: Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism- 2007- (for reporting from Jammu and Kashmir), Second time Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism- 2017- Electronic News Broadcast Award (ENBA) for leading NDTV’s coverage during the devastating Kashmir floods in 2014- Citations and cash awards from NDTV for courageous coverage during mass agitations across Jammu and Kashmir in 2008 and for bold reporting of Kashmir Floods under difficult circumstances in 2014. He also received the International bravery award for journalism By the East West Center US- 2016.