I’m a journalist and journalism educator in Haryana, India. As a senior research fellow at O.P. Jindal Global University, I teach undergraduate journalism classes and study methods in India’s newsrooms. Independently, I report on issues surrounding cities and urbanization, housing, economics, and religion’s role in political and cultural life.
I spent 2015 – 2017 covering real estate, housing, development and business at The Desert Sun, a daily newspaper in California’s Coachella Valley. I reported on the housing market, Native American land, marijuana legalization and homeowners’ associations, and received top awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and the California Newspaper Publishers Association. I was named Best Young Journalist by the National Association of Real Estate Editors in 2017.
In the past, I’ve reported on religion for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and written about Earth science at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. I studied Print & Digital Journalism, History and Russian at the University of Southern California.