Indian Economy & Politics

FOR THE ECONOMIC TIMES People’s movements and democratic processes: The Economic Times, July 2009 Right of way – Fighting for cab drivers in NYC: Profile – Biju Mathew. NYU Assignment, March 2009 Cityscapes: modern ruin & devastation: The Economic Times. June 2008 What will increased investments in the news business lead to? Published byThe Economic Times, March 2008…

Intuition and isolation in writing

I spent a better part of this year reporting, doing research and writing a paper on mining in Eastern India. The process of research is alienating and tiring, but at the same time exhilarating. At first it felt like I was in a vast desert. After much walking and thinking, getting lost, I eventually found myself…

Banking & Insurance

BANKING & MONETARY POLICY Effect of the eurozone crisis on commodity trade finance: Bilan, Switzerland, February 1, 2012 Swiss banks could levy charges on deposits: Financial Express, August 2011 Demystifying Swiss Banking: Financial Express, June 2011 Small lenders beat big crisis: Financial Express, July 2009 Will RBI take Fed & ECB route on road to inflation salvation? The…

Research on mining

Happy to report that I have  finished with classes in school. I would be lying if I said, I will not miss sitting in a class and engaging in it. Even reading a book can be political, someone said.  Being in a class, is not far behind. But all good things come to an end,…

Risk Theory

Risk: a seemingly common word that pervades our lives. I spent all summer researching on risk theories, risk cultures and risk perceptions in India and China. During my internship with International Risk Governance Council (IRGC) I wrote up a paper on how Indians and Chinese perceive risk. What factors contribute to risk perception among people?…

Health diplomacy

I am back again, after a long hiatus. Well, the months flew fast and I stopped gasping on how quickly half a year went by. Lots to say, but in this post, I will just record one of my more serious engagements in the past few months. I happened to take a course on global…

MY PRIOR WORK

My previous reporting work can be found in the links below organized based on the issues I wrote on. BANKING & INSURANCE INDIAN ECONOMY & POLITICS These were primarily for The Economic Times and Business Standard in New Delhi. THE DEVELOPMENT DEBATE IN INDIA  Stories on the development debate in India were reported for The…

Conflict & Development

Ever since school resumed last month, I was figuring out my schedule for the next few months during this semester. Now its sorted. A bunch of interesting classes this time. For starters, I have opted for the conflict and development track. It makes for some very fascinating and informed reading on the economic compulsions for…

The ‘I’ in Journalism

Nilanjana Roy on How to be a journalist. This is an interesting perspective: whether journalists must remain invisible while producing their stories. Roy talks about how Katherine Boo’s work defies the general trend that ‘I’ is everywhere.  It is a good professional habit and culture to inculcate for long form reporting – to remain absent…

At long last

I have finally started putting this website together. It was in hibernation for a year. I am still trying to put a finger on how updating a website may be different from blogging. Well, I guess, to gather all the disparate bits of information that surface on search engines, a website does a decent job…