I am a freelance journalist originally from Chennai, India, and currently getting an MFA in Literary Reportage at NYU. For 4.5 years, I reported on politics, development, environment, gender, and human rights in India. I've covered a wide range of stories - police brutality and protests in Tamil Nadu, a water crisis, sexual harassment in sports in Northern India, a couple experimenting with exhibitionism on a subreddit, and much more. Right now, I'm focusing on building a body of work on race and mental health stories.
Most recently, I worked as a reporting intern for Gotham Gazette, an NYC politics and policy publication. I covered Rikers', the 2020 Census, and the refugee crisis, all from a New York perspective.
My work has appeared in The Guardian, Deutsche Welle TV, CNN, The Washington Post, China Global Television Network, The Financial Times, The Wire, Scroll.in, Firstpost, The Hindu, The Hindu Business Line, Hindustan Times, and The News Minute. I am also a recipient of the LAADLI Award for Gender Sensitivity 2015-2016 and the Mumbai Press Club RedInk award 2018 Special Mention.
Currently, I'm busy unlearning some things and learning the ropes of writing and working in the US. I also run Minor Feelings, a newsletter + podcast on stories on the intersection of race and mental health. Right now, I'm also working on my NYU thesis which focuses on love and companionship among Indo-Caribbean immigrant womxn in New York.
I live in Brooklyn, New York, and am available to assist, write, contribute and research on pretty much anything.