About

I am a financial journalist from India. I believe journalism can have an impact if done earnestly.

Like many aspiring young reporters, I headed to New Delhi in the winter of 2003 and ended up working for pink papers.  After nearly five years of doing the rounds in Delhi’s corridors of power, as is the wont of journalists in the capital, I decided to quit just as I was beginning to get too comfortable. Soon, I headed to New York University in late 2008 for a  masters’ program in Business & Economic Reporting to learn finance and long-form investigative writing. I worked in New York for two years, alongside University. I moved to Switzerland in 2010 and have since been working as a freelance journalist.

In 2013, I finished another masters in Development Studies at The Graduate Institute in Geneva. I have worked at a trade law firm and at a UN public health organization here in Geneva.

Alongside journalism, I also do short-term research-based consulting work for international organizations. 

I have a bachelors in science, in genetics, chemistry and microbiology from Osmania University, Hyderabad. I am also trained in broadcast journalism from The Asian College of Journalism, Chennai.

I love reading, writing and traveling. I live in a small Swiss town located on the shores of Lake Leman, with my husband.

Write to me: pretpat[at]gmaildotcom

twitter: @pretpat

linkedin: http://ch.linkedin.com/in/pritipatnaik

Comments
  1. Praneet Joshi says:

    Stumbled upon your older article of 2016 about the Indian Bilateral Investment Treaty on The Wire. Interesting. Following you on Twitter. Hope to get interesting stuff and lot of learning.

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