About Me

I have been a journalist for nearly 26 years having worked with the BBC, Hindustan Times, The Hindu and Indian Express in a career that began way back in 1986. Currently, I am on a journey of discovery across India — by the great and good Indian Railways.

Apart from working as South Asia Editor of the BBC and the editor of its Hindi Service, I have worked as Diplomatic and Foreign Correspondent of The Hindu, which took me to Islamabad, Colombo and Singapore on reporting assignments, where I spent nearly 10 years. I have also worked in the Hindustan Times as Foreign Editor.

Authored the book Dateline Islamabad, published by Penguin India, in 2007, which reveals the trials, tribulations and joys of being an Indian correspondent in Pakistan.

I am interested in the world at large, but the BBC assignment allowed me to look sharply at India once again — its politics, trajectory and place in the world. My interests in strategic affairs, South Asia, China and Southeast Asia and China remain enduring.

4 responses

  1. kya photo lagayi hai apni ! it is really nice.

  2. going to be following your journey very closely, Amit . . and definitely looking forward to reading about your experiences and understanding of this vast, confusing and chaotic nation we call our own . .

  3. Mushtaque Siddiqi | Reply

    Amit — you remember me? American Center Islamabad … 10/15/20 years back? May be not!! I was at the Press Section.
    I will be in touch.

  4. Nidhi Shendurnikar | Reply

    Resp. Sir, I am Nidhi Shendurnikar. PhD Research Fellow at the Dept. of Political Science, M.S.University of Baroda, Gujarat. I have been working on “India-Pakistan Conflict Mediation and Role of the English Press and New Media” for my PhD. I have been given your contact by Beena Sarwar madam…she advised me to get in touch with you. Can i have your email id please sir? I read your book Dateline Islamabad and since then trying to find your contact details.

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