Atul K Thakur is a Public Policy Professional, Journalist, and Writer with specialisation in the interface of politics and economics. His interest of writing and research is quite diverse and reaches to the areas of macro economic policies and international affairs, with special focus on South Asia. 

As an author/editor, India Now & Its Transition (Niyogi Books, 2016) is his latest book. In 2013, he edited India since1947:Looking Back at a Modern Nation (Niyogi Books), a major work on modern India. His next book is going to be based on Nepal's complex political/economic transition, with authoritative research and first hand experience of knowing this country as a scholar. 

His profile has been featured in publications include The Economic Times, The Financial Express, The Hindu, The Asian Age, The Times of India, The Kathmandu Post, The Friday Times, Daily Times, The Daily Star. 

As a journalist and columnist, he has written more than five hundred pieces for publications include: The Hindu, Indian Express, The Pioneer, The Kathmandu Post, Daily Times, The Daily Star, Businessworld, Governance Now, Tehelka, The Friday Times, The China Post, The Himalayan Times, Mainstream, Millennium Post, Seven Sisters Post, The Financial World, India Quarterly, Strategic Analysis,Social Change, Warscapes, NewsYaps, IBN Live, India America Today, INCLUSION, New Spotlight, Rising Kashmir, The Kashmir Monitor, The Kashmir Walla, Kashmir Reader, Kashmir Dispatch. He is also a literary critic, having reviewed hundreds of books for leading publications in India and abroad.

He is an alumnus, inter alia, of Banaras Hindu University and has worked across the sectors, spanning management consultancy, policy research, publishing and media.