Nandini Bhalla has been roped in Editor for ‘Cosmopolitan’. She took charge from September 1, 2010. In her new role, Bhalla will look at introducing buzzier content, more eye-catching layouts, and glamorous beauty and fashion content, while maintaining the magazine’s iconic relationship-career-confidence mix.
Bhalla was earlier with Worldwide Media, where she had joined in 2008 and had launched the Indian edition of ‘Grazia’. ‘Grazia’ is one of Europe’s leading style magazines.
Speaking to exchange4media, Bhalla said, “I am happy to be a part of the India Today Group and excited about my new role. ‘Cosmopolitan’ is the world’s largest-selling magazine for young women and a key influencer. ‘Cosmo’ is a magazine that young women trust and turn to for advice, tips, and ideas, and I am thrilled to be part of such an iconic brand. The Cosmo team is young and bright, and truly understands the needs of fun, fearless females. I expect them to continue doing what they do best – generate one-of-a-kind quality-content, and be the first to talk about issues that truly matter to today’s young women.”
Bhalla’s career in journalism began at the age of eight, when she launched her own children’s newspaper for private distribution. A Political Science student from Lady Shri Ram College, Bhalla wrote for the Indian Express and its youth supplement, Channel Y, through school and college. Later, after obtaining a degree in journalism, she joined ‘Cosmopolitan’ magazine where she handled fashion, beauty, and features. She then headed the beauty team at ‘Good Housekeeping’ magazine. Now, she is back with the ‘Cosmopolitan’.