Vickram Bahl 

 
   

 

   

 

Vickram Bahl is the Editor in Chief of ITMN, an Indian TV News and features agency that provides news and current affairs content to leading Indian and international Television channels. 

Programmes that report and explore on current political and economic issues are hosted by him on various channels. Currently, Insight -with Vickram Bahl and Opportunities Overseas, both on India's national broadcaster, Doordarshan, have been running regularly since 2005.

In the past Biz Talk (interview with the person behind the business story of the week), Face to Face (interview with a top politician, bureaucrat, news maker of the week), Future Tense (a weekly programme that explored  jobs and business opportunities of the future), Budget Live (the annual budget, Live debate), Safer Tomorrow Quiz (an interschool quiz series) and Global Vision (a weekly world affairs programme with global personalities as guests) covered various areas and were very successful.

HisTV interviews with leading global political personalities include  then President Vladimir Putin of Russia, Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen of Finland, Prime Minister Ference Guyurcsany of Hungary, Prime Minister Jose Socretese of Portugal, Former Prime Minister Esko Aho of Finland, President Anibal Cavaco Silva of Portugal, President Festos Mogae of Botswana, Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt of Belgium, Former President Fidel Ramos of Philippines, Former Prime Minister Giuliano Amato of Italy, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg of Norway, President Vaclav Klaus of the Czech Republic, Prime Minister Donald Tusk of Poland, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia, Former President Roza Otunbayeve of Kyrgyzstan, President Tarja Halonen of Finland and President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia.

Russian Prime Minister Putin's live Internet TV  interaction with the people of India during his visit in March 2010 was hosted by Vickram Bahl. This is probably the first high profile interactions by a visiting head of government over the internet in India, thus bringing Internet TV to a new level.  

He has covered many news stories including the Indian national elections, big agreements, such as the Indo-US Nuclear deal, demonstrations and terror attacks, such as the Mumbai attacks.

Apart from speaking regularly at various international forums he also moderates such conferences. Recent conferences include the Alliance of Civilizations, Electronic Mass Media and Terrorism, Russia India Social Dialogue.

 

 

 

 

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INTERVIEWS

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the state of the economy and the relations with Russia.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Insight -with Vickram Bahl, talking of India and the Russian view of the world.

Finland's President Tarja Halonen on Insight -with Vickram, Bahl, on Europe and the crises the world faces.

Hungarian Prime Minister Ference Gyurcsany : On his rise in business and politics and the answers to questions this raised.

Amr Moussa : The Secretary General of the Arab League talks about hot spots, terrorism and the Arab world.

John Brumby : The Premier of Victoria answers questions on Racism in Australia.

Peter Varghese : Australian High Commissioner on attacks on Indians in Australia.

Rajendra Pachauri : IPCC Chairman answers whether or not all variables were factored in the climate change conclusions. 

NEWS REPORTS & FEATURES :

Slumdog Olympic champions : Two Indian kids who won against all odds.

Indo-Pak tension post 26/11 attacks at Mumbai.

Brahmos : India makes among the world's fastest cruise missiles.

Indian Air show : Looking at the business behind the air display.

 

 

 
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