Press & Information Officer, European Union Delegation in Singapore.
Deepika Shetty has made a name for assimilating her varied life experiences into her writing across platforms. She spent six years in television as a producer and anchor of a weekly segment on books for Channel News Asia’s breakfast show, ‘Prime Time Morning’. She then joined Singapore’s leading daily The Straits Times, where she was the Arts Correspondent for nine years. During that time, she developed and shaped the newspaper’s coverage of the visual arts, museum shows, and even Bollywood. Known for her relentless pursuit of exclusive news stories, Deepika had previously worked for The Times of India newspaper and India Today newsmagazine in India. On the literary front, she has moderated at several key literary festivals in Australia as well as Ubud, Galle and Singapore. Launched in 2013, her popular Facebook page, Sadee (Our) Saree, has galvanised a new generation’s interest in the saree. In 2014, she published her debut novel The Red Helmet – a story of love and loss set in 1980s India. She now works in Public Relations, handling Press & Information matters for the European Union Delegation in Singapore.
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