Punekar News Group Welcomes Tikam Shekhawat as Consulting Editor

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Pune, 23rd January 2024: BIMSindia, the holding company of leading hyperlocal English news portal Punekar News, along with other esteemed media platforms such as Mumbaikar News, India Reporting, Sarkar Khabar, and Patna Press, has welcomed Tikam Shekhawat as Consulting Editor.


The announcement was made by Managing Editor Mubarak Ansari, who expressed pleasure in having Tikam Shekhawat onboard. Ansari highlighted Shekhawat’s decade-long experience with the Times of India group, emphasizing his valuable contribution to building robust teams and formulating editorial strategies for the Punekar News Group’s ambitious expansion plans. “With Shekhawat onboard, we will spearhead coverage of bureaucracy and political news on a bigger scale, in addition to a focus on the video format for our various platforms,” Ansari explained.


Expressing his thoughts on joining BIMSindia, Shekhawat stated, “I am thrilled to be part of this dynamic team. I believe this is an opportune moment aligning with my capabilities and aspirations, synchronized with BIMSindia’s plans. In terms of my work, I am eager to focus on stories that matter to the public at large. On the expansion front, our emphasis will be on video formats (Hindi/Marathi) related to current affairs, aiming to simplify news for the common man.”


Shekhawat, known for his versatility and proficiency in English, Hindi, and Marathi, is expected to play a pivotal role in steering the editorial direction across these languages. His expertise in politics, and current affairs, and the ability to simplify complex stories is anticipated to be a key asset for the media group.


Shekhawat has also worked with the Fiat group and the Ministry of Defence. He is a well-known poet and has translated IPS Vishwas Nangre Patil’s book “Man Mein Hai Vishwas” from Marathi to Hindi.


This strategic addition to the BIMSindia team signifies a concerted effort to enhance its editorial capabilities and reinforce its commitment to delivering impactful and accessible news content.