Prof. Lalitha Suhasini Vakkalanka
Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism, Xavier’s Institute of Communication (XIC), Mumbai, 2001; Bachelors in English Literature, Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai, 2000.
Academic Specialist – Journalism and Mass Communication
Prof. Lalitha Suhasini Vakkalanka is Academic Specialist – Journalism and Mass Communication at FLAME University. She received her Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Xavier’s Institute of Communication (XIC), Mumbai and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai.
Prof. Lalitha has a total work experience of over nineteen years and was associated with Pune Mirror, Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Students’ Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh (SECMOL), Express Foodie, Rolling Stone India, Time Out Mumbai, Sunday Midday and The Indian Express.
Over the past two decades, she has been a magazine editor, music journalist, news reporter, digital media expert and music curator. She has written extensively on Indian art, culture and science, seeking human stories that resonate with readers. She has also been responsible for mentoring journalists across various newsrooms and students of journalism at media schools. Her current research interests include the shifting dynamics of music performances and the challenges that female artists face in the independent music industry. In addition to this, she has also curated music for Indian and international showcases including Celtic Connections, the annual folk music gathering in Glasgow.