ZZahid H Javali is a writer, journalist, custom publisher and photographer all rolled into one. He recently co-authored his first book, Mind Blogs 1.0. It’s a book of essays and anecdotes on living in an Indian metro. For more on the book or to buy the book, you could visit Mind Blogs 1.0.
A print journalist since 2006, Zahid has done just about everything under the publication sun — from working in dailies and weeklies to newspapers, magazines and websites.
His last post was as the Consulting Editor of Bengaluru on Friday, the weekly lifestyle tabloid and the City Editor of MiD DAY, the daily tabloid that he helped start in Bangalore. Before that, he was the Chief of Bureau, Explocity Private Limited, that was powered by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. Today, he runs Write Wing Media that is into custom publishing magazines, coffeetable books and brochures/catalogues for publishing houses, corporates and individuals.
He has written business stories for America’s award-winning magazine Workforce Management and The Wallstreet Journal. He also profiled several celebrities and CEOs for Touchdown, India’s first airport lounge magazine besides bringing out Cafe Coffee Day’s national tabloid, Cafe Beat; Dubai Investment Group’s InvesTalk, 080, M, Exhibit & Yuva.
Today, Zahid is a regular writer of culture, business, technology and lifestyle stories for The Man and MJ Akbar’s The Sunday Guardian (Delhi & London). Not to mention, Worldstart Inc (USA), Men’s Health, SilverKris (travel mag of Singapore Airlines), Air India magazine and Windows & Aisles (travel mag of Paramount Airways).
Zahid is also the Consulting Editor of Travel & Shop, the tourist guide with editions in Bangalore, Kochi & Coimbatore and the Editor of Residents Watch, a monthly neighbourhood guide for HSR Layout in Bangalore.