I have lived and worked in eight countries in the past decade.
I have a PhD.
I am a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce, an Associate Fellow of the UK’s Higher Education Academy and a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, London, the National Union of Journalists, UK and the Society of Professional Journalists in the US.
I have written for, among others: The Independent/ The Guardian/ The Economist/ Ozy/ Christian Science Monitor/ Foreign Policy/ The New York Times/ Newsweek Daily Beast/ Hindustan Times/ The National/ The Arab Weekly
I started with The Times of India newspaper in Delhi, was editor of Rupa and HarperCollins India and then took up broadcasting with the BBC World Service in London. I presented ‘The World Today’, BBC World Service’s flagship news and current affairs programme. I was subsequently The Times of India’s Foreign Editor based in London, Editor of The Sunday Times of India, based in Delhi and Deputy Global News Editor of Quartz, the New York business outlet.
I guess I’d best be described as an Anglo-American Indian! Of US and UK nationality and Indian ethnicity.