Shefali Vaidya is a Pune-based right wing freelance writer, newspaper columnist, and media personality. She is a Mass Communications master’s degree holder. She is a multilingual author who writes in Marathi, English, Konkani, and Spanish, among other languages.
She works for Media Vidya, a Marathi news organization, as a Consulting Editor. She has one of the largest social media followings. She’s also written for FirstPost, ABP Online, Indian Express, and New Indian Express, among other publications.
Shefali Vaidya has her own Vlog, available in both English and Marathi. Shefali Vaidya contributes to a number of online and print magazines, writing about current events, arts and crafts, culture, travel, and human interest stories. Shefali Vaidya writes for Swarajya Magazine, IndiaFacts, and Tarun Bharat magazines.
How she came to limelight
After the accession of BJP in Power in India, many right wing thinkers came to limelight. Because most of the political analysis and so called intellectual authority was occupied by the Left media and Congress party supporters and the right wing had lesser influence on the intellectual world. The rise of BJP was a great opportunity for right wing intellectuals and Shefali Vaidya came as one of the forerunners in this race.
She came to the broader picture when she started writing for the Swarajya Magazine. Shefali Vaidya has written numerous articles on Swarajya. Her opinions gave voice to many right wing liberal thinkers.
Her opinions of Politics
Shefali’s way of addressing topics is mostly fact based and her political analysis is also eye-opening. Despite being a right wing thinker she never hesitated to criticize BJP if she found any flaws in their politics.
Her article on Swarajya titled ‘Goa, Goan, Gone? There Is A Lakshman Rekha in Politics, And BJP Just Breached It With Impunity’ had attracted wide criticism and popularity as well. Where she criticized the decision of BJP for induction of ten Congress MLAs to BJP in Goa. She said that Goa BJP is more Congress Yukt BJP than Congress Mukt BJP in Goa.
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Shefali Vaidya on Twitter
Shefali Vaidya has a verified account on twitter and has a large audience to hear her voice. She has more than 617k followers on twitter. Shefali Vaidya joined twitter in June 2013.
Her witty tweets like she has posted on this Christmas have apparently given her popularity on twitter. She tweets “Have a safe Christmas everyone. This Christmas, pray that no child gets molested by padres in a church, no nun gets r@ped by a bishop in a convent a la Mulackal, no dying patient in pain is refused pain medication and no paraffin wax candles burn a hole in the ozone layer!”
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