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Mr. Dhiraj Singh

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Communications Innovator

Dhiraj Singh is a rare communications talent & innovator who uses words, art and design to tackle problems of digital clutter. With a career spanning more than two decades he has since 2021 turned to media education & communications design. 

He is currently Director at Pune’s MIT-World Peace University’s School of Media & Journalism and ‘The Idea Lab’—a unique hub of communication innovation & design. In less than a year of his joining he has brought to MIT-WPU’s School of Media & Journalism a unique way of looking at media education in the fast-changing landscape of the 21st century. 

Dhiraj has a vast experience in strategic communication & media, across different platforms which include PRINT, TV, DIGITAL, FILM & BRANDING. His expertise also extends to digital communication and formulating strategies for institutions, advocacy groups, legislative and policy think-tanks and at innovating fresh and creative modes of outreach. He is also a documentary filmmaker who created and presented a series on the amazing and colourful fairs of India.

His past achievements include being a co-founder of Hunar TV, an arts & culture web channel that aimed to make the arts (all arts—including visual arts, music, dance, film, performance art, food & more) the talking-point of a wider audience. His unique way of looking at art, design & communications is amply reflected in his column with NDTV-Mojarto called #ArtIsEverywhere. 

He has authored two books—one on translated poetry and the other a biography. His book of translated poems by Jnanpith awardee Saumitra Saxena is called ‘I Like To Wash My Face With Seawater’. The second book is called ‘A Life in Two Lanes’ and it is a biography of Uma Jain, the first woman art gallerist in India and also one of the first woman Supreme Court lawyers of India. 

Till August 2016 Dhiraj Singh was Executive Director-Programmes at Lok Sabha Television—the TV channel of the lower house of the Indian Parliament. At LSTV he was in charge of creating programmes—shows and documentaries—with an aim of bringing ‘Parliament closer to the Public’. He was leading a team of more than 80 professionals. He was also the Officer-in-Charge for a landmark world-wide LIVE event of the Indian Parliament when former US President Barack was invited to address both Houses of Parliament at Central Hall. Many programmes conceptualized and created during his time at Lok Sabha TV went on to win prestigious media awards such as Ramnath Goenka Award, Ladli Media Award among others.

He has also translated works of eminent writers such as Premchand, Nirmal Verma, Bhisham Sahni, Ajeet Cour and Asghar Wajahat among others into English. He is a published short-story writer (in English) and is working on his first novel. In addition to this, he part-times as an actor and model.

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