Mayank Shekhar has joined Mid-day as Entertainment Head. Prior to this Shekhar was touring with his latest book, Name Place Animal Thing, writing across publications, consulting for film festivals, and running his website TheW14.com.
Before this, Shekhar was the National Cultural Editor at Hindustan Times. As National Cultural Editor, he was responsible for HT Café, and for working cross-functionally with HT Mumbai, HT City and other departments, and reporting to the Editor-in-Chief.
This is Shekhar's second stint with Mid-day, where he started his career, being also in the founding team of HitList, the paper's entertainment daily. Shekhar, and a few others, had thereafter moved out of Mid-day to set up Mumbai Mirror under the Times of India group.
Even as Mid-day Entertainment Head, Shekhar will continue to pursue his writing career, besides freelance projects in the new-media and television space.