I am a journalist in Brooklyn, New York, and originally from Chennai, India. I recently graduated from New York University with an MFA in Literary Reportage. Currently, I'm an editorial intern at The New Republic doing all things fact-checking and writing.
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.
In 2020, 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. Right now, I'm focusing on building a body of work on race and mental health stories, and my podcast Minor Feelings is all about that.
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. And assimilating, of course.
I live in Brooklyn, New York, and am available to assist, write, contribute and research on pretty much anything.