Growing up in India in the 1970s and 80s, I would watch a single nightly news bulletin delivered on Doordarshan, the state television channel. That was the only offering. Come the 1990’s, India opened up its economy. In a flash, over a 100 channels beamed into homes across the country. They filled our lives with information. They brought the world to us. It was a wildly exciting time for India and for one child watching the transformation, it kindled a fire. I knew I had to be in the news business.
I’ve been a journalist for 16 years. I began my career with a brief stint at CNBC in New York and in Singapore before moving to CNN International, where I’ve worn many hats in many locations. I’ve been a correspondent, producer, writer and anchor, in London, Mumbai and now Hong Kong.
I cover breaking news, business news and feature stories and work across various platforms – digital, print, broadcast. I’m driven by words and pictures. I’m a keen photographer and take pictures as a hobby and often contribute visuals for my stories.
I was born in Calcutta, India. I studied at Brown University and have a Masters degree in broadcast journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Through several years of living and working in some of world’s major cities, I have a global perspective on the stories I tell – while always keeping an eye on my home, India.
(CNN) Has Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan become India’s number one feminist?
On CNN’s Talk Asia: Indian Cricket Superstar Virat Kohli
(Mint Lounge) Shaheen Mistri: Teaching India Selflessness
(CNN) Sachin Tendulkar on career, family and future plans
Light streamed in from a tear in the tarpaulin sheet at a tiny noodle shop in a village in central Vietnam.
Phool Bazaar: This is a wholesale flower market in Kolkata. A kaleidoscope of colours, a hub of activity early in the morning. It's fast paced -- vendors tell me they sell flowers to stores all over India.
Published in Outlook magazine, July 2014 Up in the Air I voted from Mumbai for the…
(CNN) Growing up with Mother Teresa: ‘No idea I was witnessing work of a saint’
This article was published on CNN.com on September 2, 2016 (CNN) I had a pretty ordinary…
(CNN) India’s kabaddi wrestles its way back into sporting limelight
This article was published on CNN.com on August 18, 2014 If you grew up in…
My 25th High School Reunion
My 25th high school reunion took me back to Loreto House, Kolkata, in December 2016. I…
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