I am a journalist and researcher working on the effects of social and economic policies on working class and rural communities.

I have reported for two of India’s leading national dailies, The Hindu(2012-2015), and The Indian Express(2005-2007), and as a multimedia journalist for the news portal Scroll.in. As an independent journalist, I have published in news outlets including The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Caravan, Huffpost, Wire, and in Newslaundry reporting on the 2019 national elections.

My book chapter on effects of India’s biometric ID Aadhaar on rural communities was published in “Dissent on Aadhaar: Big Data Meets Big Brother” in 2019.

I am (most) curious about the politics and economics of inequality, and everything people do to reduce it.

I started this blog when I was Jharkhand correspondent for the newspaper, The Hindu, after I moved to Ranchi in September 2012. There are notes, (blurred) photos from interviews, and recent published work, and some poems discovered.

Lal salaam(i) from Ranchi!


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