Industry veteran Alok Mehta is going to return to Outlook Group as Chief Editor of Outlook Hindi. Mehta will be relaunching Outlook Hindi , which he started in 2002.
He will start his new journey with the Outlook Group in January 2016
It is a homecoming for Mehta, who has more than 40 years’ experience in journalism and has also served as President, Editors Guild of India. In the course of his career, Mehta has worked in media houses such as The Times of India Group, he has also worked as Executive Editor of Hindustan, Editor of Dainik Bhaskar, and Resident Editor of Nav Bharat Times. Mehta also had a stint with Deutsche Welle in Germany.
In his long career, Mehta has also penned down several books in Hindi and English, including ‘Indian Journalism - Keeping it Clean’, ‘Patrakarita ki Lakshman Rekha’, a collection of short stories called ‘Chidia Fir Nahi Chahaki’, ‘Safar Suhana Duniya Ka’, and ‘Nami Cheharon se Yaadgar Mulakaten’, among others.
Mehta was conferred the Padma Shri in 2010.