Namita Bhandare Namita Bhandare is a journalist with nearly thirty years of reporting experience for various publications including magazines Sunday and India Today, and the daily, Hindustan Times. She was appointed India's first gender editor for Mint newspaper, and continues to write a fortnightly column on gender and social issues for the Hindustan Times. Bhandare has a master's degree in journalism from Stanford University and was Katherine Howard Miller leader-in-residence at Scripps College, California, in 2015.