Vaidehi Taman

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Vaidehi Taman
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Mumbai, Maharashtra
OrganizationAfternoon Voice

Vaidehi Taman is an Indian journalist, author, ethical hacker, philanthropist, and aesthetician.[1] She is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Afternoon Voice and for The Democracy.[2][3]

Taman, in her extended career of over seventeen years, has grown to become one of the most sought-after investigative journalists in India, receiving multiple awards for her excellence including the 7th Kalam Ke Sipahi.[4][5]

Early life and education

Taman was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Taman holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Nagpur University and a degree in International Law from International Business Management Institute, Berlin which she received in 2021.


Vaidehi Taman started her career as a journalist in 2006 when at Times of India (west side plus), in 2007 she worked with Free Press Journal as a Court correspondent, later on in 2007 joined Afternoon Despatch & Courier as City Editor.[6][7]

In 2009, Taman started her entrepreneurial journey with the launch of Afternoon Voice, an English-language daily newspaper and digital news media house based in Mumbai.[8] Afternoon Voice focuses on news from Mumbai, covering a wide range of topics including entertainment, sports, business, public opinion, and more.[9] It also includes popular on-demand categories like lifestyle, science fiction, Hollywood, and Bollywood, to mention a few.[10] She then expanded her business by launching Hackers5, a niche magazine dedicated to the field of hacking and cyber security, as well as Mumbai Manoos, a Marathi daily.[11][12]

In 2021 Taman became the Maharashtra State President of the Newspapers Association of India.[13] In the same year, she also ventured into a Video news portal, “The Democracy” which was launched by the Governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyari.[14]

Apart from her career as a renowned journalist, Taman has also published a number of books - The Abused, Sheriff of Mumbai, Mujhe Mera Kaam Karne Do, and Sikhism vs Sickism.[15]

Taman is also an entrepreneur and owns a wellness clinic called Vaidehee Aesthetics & Wellness. Taman is an Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Security Analyst, and a Licensed Penetration Tester.

Awards and certifications

  • 2009: Pillar of Hindustan Society by Trans Asia Chamber
  • 2013: iCONGO KarmaVeer Chakra Award
  • 2017: Newspaper Association of India’s Outstanding Women Media persons
  • 2021: World Book of Records, London for Journalism
  • 2022: Lord Baden Powell National Award

In the media



  1. "Pardon Our Interruption". Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  2. "Afternoon Voice editor-in-chief Vaidehi Taman announces 'Free Virtual Internship and Training' for aspiring journalists | DD News". Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  3. "dr-vaidehi-taman-to-obtain-honorary-phd-in-journalism-from-the-commonwealth-university". Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  4. "7th Kalam Ke Sipahi - A Cultural Extravaganza & Award Ceremony". Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  5. "Vaidehi Taman | FUEL GILT Conference". Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  6. Desk, Outlook Web (13 January 2022). "Dr Vaidehi Taman Speaks Her Mind Through Her Work". Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  7. "Dr Vaidehi Taman's work inspires millennials to give their best to society". 29 November 2021. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  8. Desk, I. B. T. (13 December 2021). "Dr.Vaidehi Taman urges youth to be the citizen journalists". Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  9. "Patrika Positive News : गरीबों की मसीहा बनी वैदेही तामण, आफ्टरनून वायस के बैनर तले जरूरतमंदों को बांट रही हैं अनाज और जरूरी सामान | Afternoon Voice Vaidehi Taman distribute ration to poor people". Patrika News (in हिन्दी). 5 August 2021. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  10. "26.08.2021: Governor presented the 13th Afternoon Newsmakers' Achievers Awards at Raj Bhavan | Raj Bhavan Maharashtra | India". Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  11. Service, Tribune News. "Dr. Vaidehi Taman - One of the most prominent journalists in India". Tribuneindia News Service. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  12. "News & Articles – Welcome to News Paper Association of India". Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  13. "Newspaper Association of India appointed Afternoon Voice editor-in-chief Vaidehi Taman as Maharashtra State President". NewsX. 5 August 2021. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  14. "Governor of Maharashtra launched Dr. Vaidehi Taman's new venture "The Democracy" news portal". APN News. 9 December 2021. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  15. Service, Tribune News. "Dr. Vaidehi Taman - One of the most prominent journalists in India". Tribuneindia News Service. Retrieved 31 March 2022.

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