A bit about me

Hello. I am an independent journalist based in Bangalore, India.

Our lives have moved online, and I am curious about how technology impacts people in expected and unexpected ways. My stories are usually at the intersection of technology and people, culture, human rights and business.

I am a regular contributor with WIRED magazine. Apart from that my work has appeared in TIME, Slate, MIT Technology Review, Al Jazeera, Caravan, Vogue Business, Rest of World and Coda Story. Previously I worked with Economic Times and Mint.

 

My reporting on the Indian government's imposition of technology on women healthcare workers was supported by a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

I hold a Master's degree in Journalism from Georgetown University. Lived in Washington, D.C. for three years and worked at Kiplinger magazine. 

 
Recently published

  • Local shopowners fighting back tech giants through ONDC — TIME 

     

  • India's new super app has a privacy problem — WIRED

  • How 10 min grocery delivery is pressurising delivery workers — Al Jazeera

     

  • How healthcare workers in India fought a surveillance regime and won — Coda Story

  • The struggle to bring an endangered language into Unicode — Rest of World

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other work
 

2021

  • How missed calls became Covid-19 lifeline in rural India — Slate

  • Robo-chefs making their way into Indian cloud kitchens — Rest of World

 

  • WhatsApp fight with India has global implications —  WIRED

     

  • India's vaccine booking system CoWin gives troubles — WIRED UK

  • Covid exacerbated the issue of child marriage in India — Caravan

  • The challenges of counting Covid-19 deaths in India — Slate 

  • Why Stripe invested in Pakistan's startup Safepay — Rest of World

  • How one-tap digital loan apps pushed Indians to take their own lives — WIRED UK

  • India's biometric system Aadhaar proves exclusionary to pregnant women in Indian — Coda Story 

  • A local police unit in India's fight to curb the spread of child sexual abuse content online — Rest of World

2020

  • Indian techies race to build the next TikTok after the ban — Rest of World

  • Hyderabad wants to keep an eye on all its citizens — Mint 

  • How Hyderabad in India transformed from being a tech hub to a city with excessive surveillance — Coda Story

  • Kashmiri entrepreneurs managed with slow internet for over a year — The Juggernaut

  • How Indian creators became collateral damage with a TikTok ban — WIRED UK

  • Zoom weddings become the norm India during Covid-19 — Rest of World

  • How video apps became a megaphone for Indian society — Rest of World

 
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