I have a passion for creating and building new things. With a decade of experience in narrative reporting, digital storytelling, and emerging platforms, I am currently leading audience engagement/growth and branded content at a News Corp company in India. Before this, I was leading content marketing and communications for PropTiger.com and Makaan.com, News Corp-backed real estate portal in India.
I was a long form and enterprise journalist with Mint and earlier, with The Indian Express . While writing for these leading newspapers in India, I have passionately explored the link between politics and economy, education and politics, health and economy, caste and economy, culture and crime, and investigated deeply the incidents of true crime, terrorism, disasters, and religious exclusion in India, peeling the layers and nuances hitherto uncovered. You can read some of my long form and enterprise stories here.
I was educated at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where I studied Economic History, Development Studies, Trade and International Development, and Economic Development of East and Southeast Asia. My Masters thesis, focusing on the generational change in women IT Industry professionals in India (1991-2007), was awarded a Merit.
I am a storyteller – Besides narrative non-fiction, I write memoirs, short stories and poetry.
I was invited to write a book by the Aleph Book Company on the much debated Jessica Lal murder in India, which, like many great opportunities that have come my way, I didn’t take up for the love of studying Economics.
I teach Economics, Political Science and History to high school students over the weekend (pro bono) – this gives me tremendous hope and zest for life, as imparting free education is my way of paying back for all the kindnesses I have received in this world.
Skills: Long Form and Enterprise storytelling, Digital & Social Media Marketing, Google Analytics, Content Marketing and Strategy, Audience Development and Growth, Leadership, News Products, Editorial Insight, News Sense, Editing, Copy Writing, Email Marketing.
Subject Interests: Political Economy, True Crime, Education, Politics, Gender & Economy, Economic History, Economic Development of East & Southeast Asia, and Trade & International Development.