Dhanya Rajendran

editor-in-chief The News Minute

Dhanya Rajendran is a co-founder and the editor-in-chief of The News Minute, a digital publication that covers south India. In a journalism career spanning 19 years, Dhanya has a body of work focussing on politics, human rights, gender-based violence, and disaster coverage. In just eight years, Dhanya’s news portal The News Minute has become a leading, comprehensive source for breaking news reports and crucial stories from south Indian states, driven by the editor-in-chief’s passion for ground reporting and storytelling.

A fiery leader, Dhanya was named one of the best entrepreneurs in the country in Fortune’s 40 under 40 list. She and The News Minute have won several awards for their sensitive and courageous reportage. Before founding The News Minute, Dhanya worked as the South India head for the English news channel Times Now and reported extensively from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. She is a graduate of the Asian College of Journalism.

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