Hi ! Welcome to my creative workspace

I am an India based freelance journalist with 5 years of reporting experience, and an alumna of East-West Center, Hawaii. My stories are centred around community health, people, climate, solutions, science, gender, food science and travel.

My work has gained recognition in both national and international media outlets. Notable mentions include National Geographic, The New York Times, BBC Future, Nature Medicine ,The Guardian, Smithsonian Magazine, The British Medical Journal, Nikkei Asia, South China Morning Post, Hakai Magazine, The National UAE, Atlas Obscura, BBC Travel, Travel + Leisure,  Architectural Digest, OnManorama, The Hindu, Hindustan Times, and others. My work also features in-flight magazines of Malaysia Airlines, Vistara, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways

Beyond reporting assignments, I engage in collaborations with Indian and global tourism boards to spearhead media campaigns and curate content for my blog, PolkaJunction.

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