As a child, the one question that I would ask myself, my father and, later, my peers, was what I should become when I grow up. While that sounds sweet, according to my father, the novelty wears off when the question is oft repeated for years. In general, I was interested in listening to stories and telling stories. At college and university, I reflected on stepping into the world of journalism and into the alien hellscape of the big city, far from the sleepy town of Shillong I grew up in the remote northeast of India. Which I did.

I started my career with mainstream media outlets such as The Press Trust of India, The Times of India and Businessworld magazine. I wrote and edited stories on politics, business, lifestyle and culture. After 17 years of working in India, I moved to Australia in 2009 where I have since been involved with community magazines.

I am currently a contributor for The Indian Sun, which has firmly cemented its position as one of the leading diverse cutting-edge media platforms in Australia focused on the Indian diaspora.

I have a double Master’s degree, one in English Literature from the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), India, and the other in Social Policy from the University of Melbourne.

If you want to commission me for writing and editing, or have a story to share, get in touch with me!