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.