Address: 164/D/1 Lake Gardens, Flat C 5, Lake Gardens Cooperative Housing Society, Kolkata 700045, West Bengal, India
Date of Birth: November 05, 1969
Group Editor, India Blooms News Service (IBNS) / Trans World Features (TWF)
Roving Contributor, The Quint
India Contributor, The Washington Times
India Contributor, Inter Press Service (IPS)
Correspondent, Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN)
India Contributor, Nextcity.org
India Contributor, Women Feature Service
Contributor, The Hoot
Travel Writer-Blogger with major Indian digital and print publications
Editor-in-Chief, India Blooms News Service and www.indiablooms.com . While the latter is a news portal on India, IBNS is the news agency arm that now caters to nearly 20 media outlets. www.indiablooms.com is also a top Google News ranking site. IBNS also launched www.notintown.net and www.justearthnews.com .
Editor of feature service Trans World Features (TWF). TWF’s subscribers include mass circulated media outlets like The Statesman, Deccan Herald, The Tribune, The Hitavada, The Shillong Times, Daily Excelsior, Bollywood Trade Network and other prominent Indian newspapers and web sites like Yahoo, MSN, Aol through their content partners. Visit www.twfindia.in for an idea.
Editor, TWF India-The Magazine, a bimonthly magazine from Trans World Features (TWF).
Founder-India Coordinator, Talk360 (www.talk360.in) , a communication management/media training group for both media industry, journalism schools and corporate and social sector.
Guest Speaker/Resource Person on Journalism, Universities in United States, the UK, India
Other Experiences :
Former Kolkata Correspondent, Thomson Reuters ( 2008-2016)
India Contributor, The Boston Globe
Former Columnist, Newsline, Pakistan
Former Contributor, The Epoch Times
Worked as Bureau Head (based in Kolkata) of news agency Indo-Asian News Agency (IANS) (Website: www.ians.in) . Headquartered in New Delhi, IANS is one of the fastest growing news agencies in South Asia.
Worked as a Chief Copy Editor (cum a correspondent) with United News of India (UNI) (Website: www.uniindia.com) , one of the premier news agencies (autonomous) in Asia with a global network of journalists catering to hundreds of subscribers comprising major Indian newspapers, other news agencies, electronic media, portals, etc.
Was attached with UNICEF flood documentation project as a reporter visiting the flood-prone and flood-affected districts of Bengal to document the pre-flood preparation, write human interest stories, cover flood and assess the role and performance of the administration and the NGOs in rescue, mitigation of health hazards and distribution.
Visiting journalism lecturer for various universities in the United States, the UK as well as in India.
Also workshop resource person on media. Teamed up with award winning US health journalist Laura Ungar to conduct journalism workshops in India and USA. Visit our workshop video on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lch5DzMiNAs
Co-author of The Reporter, an exhaustive book on Reporting dissecting every branch
of the discipline for the students of journalism in all Indian universities as well as
the practitioners of the profession.
· Was attached as a panelist for recruitment of engineers by Infosys Technologies, a top-notch IT company of India and a global giant.
· Column: CNBC-Web 18 / www.sify.com / Newsline, Pakistan
Attached as a contributor for several major publications and news agencies in India and abroad. The publications and agencies include my present as well as past associations:
Aljazeera.net, the online version of the biggest Middle Eastern news network.
Asiaweek, former Time Warner group magazine published from Hong Kong.
Mumbai Mirror, a Mumbai daily from the