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T. Bijoy Idicheriah

T. Bijoy Idicheriah, is a financial journalist with Cogencis Information Services and is currently designated as Chief of Bureau. He heads the Money team that covers stories about Finance Ministry, Reserve Bank of India, BFSI segment, para-banking, investment banking and more.

Under his leadership, Cogencis which is primarily a financial news wire, has also gradually expanded its offering to also include interviews of artistes, sportsmen and also book reviews.

As a journalist, he has previously been associated with Financial Times Group, DebtWire, NewsWire18 and CRISIL MarketWire.

He was the winner of Citi Journalistic Excellence Award for India in 2016 for his Batman-inspired article {Rajan: Die a Hero or Live to be a Villain} on former Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan.

Although he is a journalist by profession, but Bijoy is closely associated with theatre in Mumbai for over a decade and a half, as a part of both Shoestring Theatre and LoudMouth Entertainment. He is a recipient of the prestigious Thespo award for Best Play in 2008 for the adaptation of Samuel Beckett's play 'Endgame' titled 'Ends & Beginnings'. His play 'Gag' was performed at Thespo 2009 while the production 'www - World Without Women' was performed at Thespo - Mumbai and also received accolades from United Nations and Ladli.

'www', was also performed at a street theatre festival, supported by the UN, across Mumbai, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. He was also commissioned by Nirmala Niketan to do a mime play - Mumbai Meri Jaan in 2012, highlighting the trials of living in a city like Mumbai.

Bijoy's theatre activities have enabled him to work with orphan and street children in Mumbai, earthquake affected (often differently abled) children of Pokhara, Nagarkot and Kathmandu in Nepal and also war impacted children in Jaffna and nearby provinces in Sri Lanka. The effort is aimed at helping those impacted by such crises to find an outlet for their emotions in art.

Bijoy, and LoudMouth have also been featured in the media as part of the group's innovative 'Home Theatre' concept, which involves taking theatre to people's living rooms and breaking down the traditional conventions associated with theatre.

He also conducts theatre workshops across youth groups in Mumbai, and is associated as a professor with St. Xaviers College and Xaviers' Institute of Communications (his alma maters) where he conducts theatre workshops and also teaches a course on business journalism. He has also been associated with BSE Institute Ltd, for the launch of their Business Journalism course and also teaches media students at KC College and SIES Sion.