Bhakti Bapat Mathew

Bangalore, India

Professional Experience

An experienced, diligent India-based freelance journalist, I've written extensively on women's issues, culture and Bollywood -- from how Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In applies to Indian women (or doesn't) to world boxing champ Mary Kom's story of grit, to all about Bollywood sports movies.


7 Years
7 Years
Other, Specify
3 Years


Arts & Humanities
7 Years
Books & Literature
7 Years
Women's Issues
7 Years


Broadcasting - Ent - Cable (Local)
1 Year
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
7 Years
Academia Other
3 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

7 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Marie Claire USA (1-2), South China Morning Post (3-5), CNN Travel (1-2)

Other Work History

Team Lead (Instructional Design) at world-renowned Tata Interactive Systems; Senior Content Analyst at Big 3 firm Deloitte; Manager (Content Sourcing) and IPTV brand ACT TV Bangaore.

Foreign Language Skills

English, Hindi (India), Marathi (India)

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Wordpress.


Laptop, digital camera, voice recorder.

Work Permits & Visas



Journalism/Features Sample

Interviewed three leading Indian entrepreneurs (women) on their take on Sheryl Sandberg's book Lean In, and the factors helping or deterring Indian women from achieving at the workplace.
A mini-profile of Indian boxer Mary Kom, five-time world champion and Olympic bronze winner.
A witty, lighthearted round-up of the best literary bars and artist hangouts still in existence.
I write regularly on the subject of Bollywood for the Hong Kong daily South China Morning Post. The link given here is a list of my articles for them.
I write regularly on the subject of culture for the UAE based daily The National. The link given here is a list of my articles for them.