I am a journalist, into my 28th year. Started with the Free Press Journal as an apprentice; then with the Indian Post as a reporter and editor of the Arts and Oped pages. From there to Mid-Day Publications, first as Chief Feature Writer, then as Features Editor. Then Sunday Observer, as Senior Editor in charge of the magazine section plus sports.
With a group of six other journalists, I then joined Rediff.com to start the website, in December 1995 — it was India’s first ever web-only news service, one of the earliest in the world to not have a print or TV arm.
Between late 2001 and end 2006, I was posted in New York as Editor of India Abroad, the community paper for the Indian American community. I returned to Rediff as its Editorial Director; then joined Yahoo as Managing Editor for India.
I quit Yahoo in November 2014 and have been freelancing since. I also started a site — peepli.org — for deep reporting on environmental, water, climate change and refugees issues, for which I am currently seeking investment.