Hi! I am an academic turned science writer. After freelancing for about four years, I am taking up the position of Program Manager for the newly-formed India bureau of Mongabay, a news portal focussing on environment/conservation news.

My Contently page is a complete archive of my freelance work; I have posted a few samples on this web page. I have written about 140 stories for 20 clients, including New Scientist, BBC, The Wire, The Scientist and National Geographic.

My primary interest is the natural world and the fantastic inter-relationships between life forms. A common thread you will find among all my articles is evolution. As Theodosius Dobzhansky famously said, “Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution”.

I have also dabbled in entrepreneurship, co-founding a startup in the science communication domain. Envisioned with colleagues at the research collective Gubbi Labs, we started off in 2013 as the Science Media Centre @ IISc — a media centre for the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), one of India’s premier research institutes. The media centre has now spread operations to other institutions, and started working closely with the media; a team has also begun regular podcasts. This science communication effort has grown much beyond the initial framework, and we now call it Research Matters. Though I have moved on from this endeavour, being part of a startup ecosystem has been an immense learning experience.