About Uma and Sudhir


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Uma Sudhir and T S Sudhir are senior journalists, based in Hyderabad. The cornerstone of the journalism they practise are – being fair, a high degree of integrity and honesty, speaking the truth without fear and being strictly neutral, while standing up and appreciating the positives in the world around us. 

Uma who works for NDTV as Resident Editor, is a Tamilian, educated in Hyderabad, Mumbai and Delhi. An award-winning print and television journalist, Uma’s passion is reporting and writing on issues related to development, gender, education, agriculture, health, politics and environment.

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Sudhir, born in Palakkad (Kerala) has spent all his life in Delhi and Hyderabad. He had a long stint at NDTV (for 16 years from February 1995-May 2011), where he was Resident Editor (South) when he quit. He took a two-year sabbatical to write badminton player Saina Nehwal’s biography and to devote more time to writing and explore the digital space. In June 2013, Sudhir joined the TV Today Network as Editor (South India) and now reports for Headlines Today, Aajtak and India Today magazine and website. His report from Mangalore ahead of the Karnataka elections won the best TV documentary award at the Indian Television Academy awards in October 2013. His work on the Telangana developments won him the best continuing coverage award at the ENBA 2014. He was also awarded the Best Political Journalist of the Year 2013 in the India Today Group.

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Sudhir also donned the role of Tenali Rama, for a satirical take on the news developments on this blogsite. 

Sudhir is a Chevening scholar from Cardiff, UK in 2001 and also worked in print media before moving to television.

Both Uma and Sudhir have travelled extensively. They have a ten-year-old daughter, Tejaswini.

You can reach them at umasudhir40@gmail.com

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52 thoughts on “About Uma and Sudhir

    • Sure.All the best!

      By the by, can anyone give statement on Telangana Survey what is the objective and how authentic it is and the privacy of details etc;Still i am unable to understand

      prasad

  1. Dear Tss & Uma,

    Congrats once again, approaching 1st Anniversary of Y(our) blog, on Sept. 22.

    Starting from “Bharat to India”, “We”, have had a remarkable travel.

    May “Our Take”, keep going,

  2. @uma,ts sudhir

    Really,u’re doing a great job!!!
    keep it up. Ur blog is of great help for us to keep abreast of current and hot news.

    kishore

  3. It was great watching Uma on NDTV with policemen’s wives and children, policemen abducted by Maoists at Chattisgarh. I did not know about the blog till a facebook friend informed me and gave me a link.
    Both of you are doing a great job. and it was interesting going through several of the recent postings of Uma and Sudhir.
    Kannan
    Mumbai

  4. great to know you thro your blogs.in the current times of sensational journalism you stand out by just adhering to your dharma.

  5. It was great watching Uma on NDTV with policemen’s wives and children, policemen abducted by Maoists at Chattisgarh. I did not know about the blog till a facebook friend informed me and gave me a link.Both of you are doing a great job. and it was interesting going through several of the recent postings of Uma and Sudhir.KannanMumbai
    +1

  6. Dear Mr. Sdhir and Uma, I saw your blog and became very happy to know about your talents/qualification . wish you a happy and prosperous life . I wish a bright future to Tajeswani.
    Yours
    Harvir

  7. Madam Uma,
    This is S.SUryanarayana,who was with Gannon dunkerley&co.Ltd,which was in sapthagiri towers ,7 th floor.
    I talked with you many times.Now i am in vizag,along with my wife.As you are aware my elderson is a professor in USA,and second in KPMG.
    All the best to you,and Mr.Sudhir,after all i am elder.
    Goodluck
    s.suryanarayana
    ssuryasn.saripalli@gmail.com,s_n_surya@yahoo.com

  8. It’s nice reading your witty blogs. Leaves a pleasant feeling. By, the way, Uma M’am, if you remember we had spoken a couple of months ago at the Chennai airport whilst retrieving our luggage from the belt. Good luck
    Sivakumar

  9. Hi Uma and TS,

    I have long been an admirer of both of you on NDTV. I usually stop doing whatever I am doing,when I see you guys on NDTV reporting. It is quite a tough thing to be a journalist in this day and age of so many TV channels, so many online forums and other alternate media. But, I must congratulate you for your long lasting career and managing to carve a name for yourselves as leading journalists from south India.

    Keep going,guys. You rock! And if I may say so, you have been 2 principal pillars for NDTV’s brilliant success in the country in the last 21 years (ever since Sachin made his debut, that is!!).

    Cheers, Arun

  10. Its great to see journalist couple looking at the problems of the society, even in this materialistic world where every body is in pursuit of money. congratulations to both of you and u website would be of great help to this society.

  11. Dear Uma

    I came across your story about bonded labor of Ramu and Shekhar due to there father’s suicide on NDTV.com

    I would like to help. Could you please reconfirm the bank account information that you posted with the story. I want to make sure that information is correct and the money ends up in the right hands.

    Kind regards

    Raj

  12. Hello Sir & Madam,Its been very late to be here… and according to be u both are the pillars of Hyderabad, covering every story with unique updates… @ Sudhir Now following your stories in ‘The South Reports’ and @Uma’s as usually in NDTV.Even I am not into Journalism,I like the way you Cover..

    Regards,

    Deepak

  13. Mrs. Uma bharti I have only one thing to tell you. I love your voice and coupled with that beautiful tamilian accent it makes it even more soothing to the ear. I have watched your work in seemandhra closely. U were truly fantastic. All the best to you and your husband!

  14. u both are made for each other..I wish u both deliver the true insights of our country and enlighten us..

    Best Regards,
    Sravan.

  15. Uma and Sudhir,

    Very Hectic Profession How do you manage it all.
    Hard work does reflect in your work. Please keep it up, both of you.

    Best Regards,
    Anil Kashyap, Nanjing, China

  16. I saw your news report on NDTV on the farmer’s son Mr Vamshi and wanted to help him. Please let me know the contact details.

  17. I have seen many of your articles, they are impressive and nicely written. I don’t find any bias in your articles which is the good point here. I have seen some other blogs as well but some are so much biased. Anyway thanks for good posts. Are you writing for any newspaper apart from this blog? if yes please let me know. Thanks you.

  18. Sir, If you don’t mind, why don’t you write articles on-how to change the vote bank politics-caste, religion based politics etc in Seemandhra + how to uplift backward sections of society like OBc, Sc, ST etc+ policies for them + and making them as part of mainstream development and society. I, kishore reddy, from nellore preparing for IAS exam and i am very much interested in these issues and in fact i like your articles in this bog.Thanks.

  19. dear uma,
    can you pls share the link or let me know how to view the documentary you did about m poorna and her school etc., it was very nice and i want my family to see it,hence the request.

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