Contributing Writer
Write news analyses and commentaries on American politics and international affairs for Foreign Policy in Focus (USA), The Hindu, Outlook, Mint (India); Asia Times Online (Thailand); and Khaleej Times (UAE).

Web Editor,
August 2014-May 2016
Worked with student reporters to produce Texas-based news features as a part of a team of editors; maintained the website and helped redesign it in 2015; produced content for its social media channels.

News Editor, Mint
December 2009-December 2011
Planned in-depth coverage of political and social issues with reporting bureaux; edited/rewrote news reports and features; contributed analyses and commentaries on Indian and international affairs.

Senior Assistant Editor, Mail Today
September 2008-December 2009
Planned the daily news coverage with the political bureau; edited/rewrote news reports and features; contributed commentaries and analyses on Indian and international affairs.

Assistant Editor, Qatar Tribune
May 2006-September 2008
Part of the team that launched the newspaper; helped with recruitment and planning; headed the local news section; oversaw daily news reporting, copy editing and production; covered diplomacy and international politics.

Edit Page/Online Editor, Oman Tribune
December 2004-May2006
Headed the features and commentary sections; wrote articles on regional and international politics, diplomacy, and arts and culture; helped plan and launch the newspaper’s website.

Online Editor, Indo-Asian News Service
August-December 2004
Planned and managed online projects as head of a five-member team; helped with copy editing and reporting.

Senior Sub-Editor/Reporter,
October 2002-July 2004
Wrote reports, analyses and news features; helped set up special websites on in-depth online news projects.

Contributing Writer, BBC Lancashire Online
April-June 2002
Wrote features on the British Asian community in Lancashire.

Intern, BBC Asian Network
March-April 2002
Wrote news stories and features; helped with online production.

Content Developer,
June 2000-July 2001
Headed a section on news-based features; helped launch a section on travel.

Researcher, TV Today
August-October 1999
Helped with the news coverage of the 1999 Indian parliamentary elections.

Contributing Writer, The Indian Express
February 1998-March 1999
Wrote weekly articles on civic, social, educational and law and order issues in Delhi.

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Supervillain in Sin City
Outlook, October 16, 2017

Flies in the Ointment
Outlook, July 10, 2017

Winning By a Bye
Outlook, May 15, 2017

Red Blobs on the Rainbow
Outlook, March 20, 2017

Fight for Sam’s Soul
Outlook, March 13, 2017

Crushed Jaffa Oranges
Outlook, March 6, 2017

Code Load on Cyber Coolies
Outlook, February 27, 2017

Just No Leeway for Someone Else’s Chief
Outlook, February 20, 2017

This Goblin is Staying
Outlook, January 23, 2017

Trump Check Time for Techies
Outlook, December 15, 2016

Several Wrongs Make the Right
Outlook, December 1, 2016

Signing a Register and Living in a Ghetto
Outlook, November 24, 2016

The Liberal Lies
Outlook, November 17, 2016

Concerto for Trumpet and Hot Air
Outlook, November 11, 2016

After Orlando: Twitter Recoils from Islamophobia, Takes Aim at Gun Laws
Foreign Policy In Focus, June 20, 2016

A Muslim’s response to the Orlando tragedy
Khaleej Times, June 13, 2016

Life Lessons from Muhammad Ali
The Hindu, June 7, 2016