• Nupur Basu is an experienced print and television reporter and award winning documentary film maker. She took her MA at Delhi University in 1981, and was then for eight years correspondent for the Indian Express in Bangalore. She has been a television current affairs reporter since 1990, first as a freelance working among other programmes for ITV's India View, Times Television's business programme, Doordarshan's Parakh and Ananda Bazaar Patrika's Business Breakfast. In 1994-95 she was freelance reporter for NDTV's current affairs programme The World This Week, and for the New York-based weekly Asian newspaper India Abroad. From 1995 she was Special Correspondent for New Delhi Television (NDTV), based in Bangalore. She currently works for NDTV- 24 x 7. She regularly lectures on media subjects.
  • Her documentary films include Dry Days In Dobbagunta, (1995), a documentary about the rural women's movement against alcohol in Southern India in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. The film, produced by Television Trust for Environment (TVE), UK, was premiered at the Beijing women's conference in 1995 and telecast on BBC World as part of special series of films made by women directors across the world. Dry Days in Dobbagunta won the Award for Excellence in Television at the IAWRT Festival at Harare, Zimbabwe in April 1997.
  • In 1996, she directed Mothers Of Mallapuram, a short film on population and development. The film, produced by TVE, was shown on BBC World as part of a series entitled Not The Numbers Game. The series got the Judges commendation at the One World Awards in UK for Best Overseas Production in 1997.
  • Lost Generations (2000), is a 23-minute documentary film produced by TVE about the impact of globalization on child and maternal health for the series LIFE telecast on BBC World.
  • In 1998 Nupur Basu was commissioned by the Media South Asia Project to direct Michael Jackson Comes To Manikganj, a 57-minute documentary that was made over three years from 1998 to 2000. It was filmed in different regions of South Asia, from Peshawar in the North West Frontier Province in Pakistan to Kandy in Sri Lanka and in remote villages of Bangladesh and Nepal, and different regions in India. The film analyses the impact of satellite television on the lives, culture and politics of the people during the 1990s. The film was launched in Delhi in December 2000 and since then has been screened in Mumbai, Karachi, Dhaka, Kolkata, Colombo, London, Oxford, Toronto and Bangalore.
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