An independent journalist based in New Delhi, India. Open to researching and reporting on socio-economic issues, development, international affairs, renewable energy, social justice and culture.
These refugee-led media initiatives are reclaiming their narratives
Refugee-led media initiatives are disrupting traditional news media hierarchies, and enabling refugee communities to control their own narratives.
Inside hoax global press coverage in India
Hoax global press coverage enters an already crowded disinformation ecosystem in India. “[The hoax global press coverage] is an attempt to show Modi as a statesman and such fake clippings help political IT cells to promote their narrative.”
‘I realised I had to step in when I saw the same old leaders contesting’
“Everything was building up,” says this former Delhi University assistant professor on her debut journey into electoral politics. Anuroop Kaur Sandhu, 29, candidate with the newly formed Sanyukt Samaj Morcha (SSM) party from Muktsar constituency for the 2022 Assembly election in Punjab, talks about her journey.
In Their Own Words: Afghan Women Journalists Speak
A joint report by the Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) telling the lived experiences of women journalists struggling for their rights and their professions since the Taliban takeover in August, 2021.
How subtitling supports the Malayalam film boom
Malayalam film is finding critical acclaim and increased viewership outside Kerala. Subtitles play a crucial role in building this audience.
The pandemic perks of serving the elderly in ageing Singapore
By 2030, almost 24% of Singapore will be over 65 years of age; the eldercare market is projected to cross US$72 billion. And the pandemic has only increased the market opportunity by throwing homecare into the mix. Singapore's govt is now playing catch up to this new, albeit expensive, demand.
A profile of Trolley Times: a newsletter born from the farmers' protest
“Judenge, Ladenge, Jeethenge.” “We will get together, fight and win.” It’s the slogan the newsletter chose for its launch edition, signaling solidarity with protesting farmers. It’s what continues to guide the initiative today.
Amidst Political Turmoil in Belarus, a Revival of Trust in Independent Journalism
“Nearly everybody I know has been injured, beaten, detained, forced to flee, or has gone into hiding. It is personal. These are my friends. These are my fellow citizens,” says Belarusian journalist Hanna Liubakova.
Speaking on journalists deaths in India due to Covid-19
Participated in a webinar hosted by ICFJ on Journalism in India during Covid-19. I spoke about maintaining a list of journalists we lost to the pandemic, conditions journalists have worked under and the support they have received.
Reporting on COVID-19 in hard-hit India
From webinar I participated in, on journalists reporting on the pandemic in India. I spoke of the database we maintain of journalists who passed away due to Covid-19 in India.
My interview on freelancing+parenting in a pandemic
I chat about freelancing+parenting in a pandemic
Covid necessity—the mother of social enterprise invention in SE Asia
While companies pivot left, right and centre post-pandemic, some social enterprises in Southeast Asia have managed to pull through with grit, innovation, and the support of the community.
The pandemic will end. But in India, Tunisia and Peru, there are signs the surveillance will not
In India, judges make downloading a coronavirus app mandatory for suspects released on bail, Tunisia has a long history of government surveillance and in Peru, a survey system slurps personal data. In all three countries, writers fear Covid-19 surveillance could outlive the virus.
Sometimes, we just forget to ask: Remembering the Kuwait invasion
This, I thought, was as good a time as any to ask my father, the ‘full’ story on how he escaped from Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion in August 1990. I learnt a few things I did not know all these years.