Working as a professional journalist for the last 15 years with special focus on humanitarian and development issues. I am passionate about writing and filming, very keen in travelling and learning about new cultures and societies. This is the reason that wherever I go, I seem to get so inspired by the people I meet whether in poorest nations of South Asia to the rich and privileged European countries. At the end of the day, I learn so much about the real world.
My deep interest in journalism was inspired by the lives of the poorest communities, especially women and children, who despite their hardship continue to live with a positive attitude. As a child growing in a conservative Hindu society where taboos and superstitions still exploit the vulnerable populations specifically the marginalised ethnic groups, I wanted to grow up to become a writer to use my pen as a weapon to fight against social injustice. I have achieved in fulfilling my passion and commitments in some way or another.
I have also an undying passion for writing books - fiction and non fiction, narrative and documentary, historical and cultural issues.