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Amrita Tripathi

Writer/ Founder/ Former Journalist

Books by Amrita Tripathi


The long and short of it?

Amrita Tripathi is a 2X Startup Founder, former journalist and a novelist. She is presently an independent consultant, relatively free agent, novelist and collector of identities. She is passionate about gender rights and about raising awareness on mental health issues. 


She is the founder-editor of The Health Collective,’ which focuses on mental health and storytelling, and (as of 2024) the founder of Tap In Tribefor women and leadership.

She has 20 years of work experience in media and digital and was most recently the Head of Content Partnerships at Twitter India.

Writing: Her novels, Broken News and The Sibius Knot, deal with the darker side of urban realities. Tripathi co-authored the non-fiction Mindscape series of books on mental health with leading psychologists — Real Stories of Dealing with Depression with Arpita Anand, Young Mental Health with Meera Haran Alva, and The Age of Anxiety with Kamna Chhibber. Tripathi most recently co-authored Life Interrupted: Understanding India’s Suicide Crisis with Soumitra Pathare and Abhijit Nadkarni.

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Not as prolific a tweeter as she used to be, she nevertheless lives part of her life @amritat and on @healthcollectif.  

She writes contemporary fiction -- both of her novels Broken News and The Sibius Knot deal with the darker side of urban realities. Her more recent books are co-authored and deal with Mental Health issues (see above)

Tripathi has covered foreign affairs, books, gender rights, health, mental health, and is often obsessed with the news.

Most recently the former head of Content Partnerships for Twitter in India,
Tripathi was earlier a member of the launch team at CNN-IBN and worked at the national news channel as a Senior News Anchor, Health & Books Editor, Special Correspondent (New York) and Special Correspondent (Foreign Affairs) over a nine year stint. Prior to that, she cut her teeth at The Indian Express, working as a sub-editor, who wrote soulful 'Time-Out' pieces, book reviews and some features articles. 
Tripathi has also been a magazine columnist for Women's Health India, writing 'Singularity' for a few years. She was Editor at-large of SheThePeople.TV. 

She writes for various digital media platforms, and hosted a series of interviews with writers for Harper Broadcast. Tripathi has been creative consultant on a few short films, on social issues like girl's education and raising awareness on child sex abuse, including a National-Award winning docu.

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TV NEWS: Special Interviews and Shows

The Gloria Steinem Interview (2014)

On the changes in India since the mid-50s, gender awareness, violence against women, and the december 2012 gangrape as a watershed moment



The Fatima Bhutto Interviews (2011/2013)

On dynasty politics, the politics of assassination, Songs of Blood and Sword and...hating FB

On Location (Kerala)- Part I


On Location (Kerala)- Part II


On Location (Delhi)- 2013

On Shadow of the Crescent Moon, Women's Voices and Choices, Drone Strikes, Malala, India-Pakistan


The (first) Lady Gaga interview: LA, 02/11

On winning multiple Grammys the previous evening, her plans for India collaborations, her musical journey and activism for Don't Ask Don't Tell



(Short) Interview with Sting in Jodhpur, 03/13

*Restrictions on questions



Anchoring: Cyclone Phailin



Interview with US Asst Secretary of State Robert Blake: NY, 09/12



Interviewing Yoko Ono: Delhi, 01/12

(Some restrictions on q's re the Beatles)


Interviewing Lady Gaga in India: 10/11



"Newsroom buzz" on the Wendy Doniger case (Noida, 02/14)



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*Sadly many videos have gone MIA, but hey, impermanence is part of the human condition!