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Work History

November 2018Present

Principal Correspondent 

The Indian Express

I report on civic and environmental issues in one of the biggest metropolis in the country and world; Mumbai. 

April 2018November 2018

Principal Correspondent

Hindustan Times
April 2016April 2018

Senior Reporter

Hindustan Times

Along with following the day to day developments of the civic body, it was also my responsibility to coordinate with colleagues to avoid duplication of labour and also collaborate on stories that need more than one reporter. I was an integral part of the team that launched print and social media campaign for citizen's involvement in the civic body's budget-making process. I have had the opportunity to work on long-form, analytical and multimedia stories with my team. 

Sep 2013April 2016

Reporter 

Hindustan Times 

In nearly three years as a civic reporter, my primary was to closely follow the developments of the city's civic body, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). I meticulously followed the developments of/in the corporation, from policy levels to day-to-day functioning, which impacts the city. In addition, I also kept a tab on the work of NGOs and institutes working in the field of urban governance, planning and development.  I have covered some watershed developments in the city. The prominent story being the city's development plan for 20 years that turned out to be ridden with gaping holes. The stories created such an impact that the vision blueprint was scrapped and the state government intervened, directing the civic body to come up with a revised plan in a stipulated time period. 

I have also worked on longer and analytical, multiple parts series on rehabilitation of hawkers in the city, the waste management menace and the civic body's budget to name a few. In another multiple part series, I have highlighted by my reporting the lacunae in corporation's preparedness for monsoons that is known to bring the city to a grinding halt almost every year. 

Sep 2012Sep 2013

Trainee Reporter

Hindustan Times

As a trainee reporter, my responsibility was to cover a range of issues, from development in healthcare to transport to civic issues in Navi Mumbai, a satellite city adjoining Mumbai. Along with spot reporting, I have had the opportunity to work on long-form stories and highlighted the pitiable transport facility of the corporation and hooliganism of various transport unions.

Education

July 2009April 2012

Bachelor of Mass Media

St. Andrews College, Mumbai