Team
We are in the people's business. Which means that we have some of the best journalists on the team, and we take good care of them.
Meet the team
Arti Singh
Arti Singh
Senior writer
Delhi
Arti is a senior writer at The Morning Context. A graduate of the Jagran Institute of Management and Mass Communication, Arti has worked with several publications, including ET Prime, VCCircle, Firstpost and EETimes. Over the past few years, Arti has keenly tracked the evolution of financial technology in India and written some of the defining pieces on the ecosystem as it birthed and matured. Even when not writing about it, she loves to dissect the revenue models, margins and regulations that are shaping the sector.
Ashish K. Mishra
Ashish K. Mishra
Editor-in-chief
Mumbai
Ashish is the editor-in-chief of The Morning Context. He is a graduate of the Shri Ram College of Commerce. One of the best-known feature writers in India, Ashish was selected for Germany’s Robert Bosch Stiftung Fellowship in 2012 and received the Mumbai Press Club RedInk certificate of recognition in 2015 for his story “Inside the Network 18 takeover”. Before joining The Morning Context, Ashish co-founded The Ken and led the editorial effort as managing editor. His previous writing stints include Mint, Forbes India and The Economic Times. Ashish writes long-form features across a broad range of subjects.
Harveen Ahluwalia
Harveen Ahluwalia
Writer
Mumbai
Harveen is a writer and co-founder at The Morning Context. She is a graduate of the Shri Ram College of Commerce, the batch of 2015. Harveen has previously worked at The Ken and Mint. At The Morning Context, Harveen stays on top of all things media: traditional, digital and social. From the workings of The Viral Fever and Netflix India to the chaos in newsrooms and social media across the country, most of her writing is focused on decoding the media business. Occasionally, she also dabbles in the food and beverage sector and retail.
Irshad Daftari
Irshad Daftari
Growth adviser
Toronto
Irshad is growth adviser and co-founder at The Morning Context, working with the team to build subscriptions and execute growth strategies. Having cut his teeth in journalism, he has subsequently worked in digital marketing and product functions with Star, HT Media and NDTV, growing and nurturing audiences upwards of 30 million cumulatively. He is a graduate of the Indian School of Business.
Jayshree is a journalist with nearly a decade of experience across Mint, Business Standard and Bloomberg TV India. The bulk of her career has been devoted to tracking the capital markets regulator, exchanges, regulatory policies, financial scams and corporate governance issues. One of her biggest breaking stories was her incisive coverage of the colocation scam which put the lapses at NSE in the public domain. Her understanding, her knowledge and access to key market players makes her an important storyteller of the most relevant issues plaguing Indian businesses.
Nikhil Varma
Nikhil Varma
Writer
Bengaluru
Nikhil is a writer at The Morning Context. He is a graduate of the Asian College of Journalism, and has worked with several publications including the Deccan Herald, The Hindu and The Indian Express. He has reported on a wide range of topics, from technology to automotives to books. At The Morning Context, he writes on internet companies, large and small. He also analyses trends in the internet economy, encompassing everything from mobility to food delivery.
Pradip K. Saha
Pradip K. Saha
Writer
Delhi
Pradip is a writer and co-founder at The Morning Context. He is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, the batch of 2007. Pradip has previously worked at The Ken as a staff writer, at Mint as an assistant features editor and the Deccan Chronicle as a copy editor. Most of his writing is about making sense of chaos, while he occasionally dabbles in writing on agriculture and education. Some of his best stories have come at the intersection of technology and human endeavour. His subjects include gig economy workers, farmers caught in the crossfire of technology, global warming and parents trapped in the edtech wave.
Pranav S.
Pranav S.
Commissioning editor
Delhi
Pranav is a commissioning editor and co-founder at The Morning Context. He has previously worked as a writer and editor at The Ken and Mint, and is a graduate of the Asian College of Journalism and the Vellore Institute of Technology. At The Morning Context, he helps manage editorial operations, edits and commissions long-form stories, and writes at the intersections of technology, finance and culture.
Roshni P. Nair
Roshni P. Nair
Writer
Mumbai
Roshni is a writer at The Morning Context. Her previous stints include The Ken, Reuters, the Hindustan Times and DNA. A graduate of the Sophia College for Women, Mumbai, Roshni is a recipient of the UNFPA Laadli award and was shortlisted for the RedInk Awards 2016 for her story on Mumbai’s leprosy colonies. Although most of her stories fall in the Chaos bucket, she writes for our Internet section every once in a while. Her far-flung ideas sometimes drive our editor-in-chief Ashish up the wall, but he wouldn’t have it any other way (even if he won’t admit it). Roshni’s interests span science, environment, information security and tech-internet subcultures.
Saif Iqbal
Saif Iqbal
Writer
Toronto
Saif is a writer and co-founder at The Morning Context. A graduate of IIT Roorkee, Rutgers University and the Indian School of Business, he has worked across technology, strategy and business functions during his career. He has extensive experience in e-commerce, working with companies such as Snapdeal and LG Electronics in India. He currently works at an edtech startup in Canada. At The Morning Context, he focuses on e-commerce and retail and writes the stories that matter.
T Surendar
T Surendar
Editor, Business
Mumbai
Surendar is the editor of the Business section at The Morning Context. He is a British Chevening Scholar in Print Journalism, has attended the University of Westminster and is a mathematics graduate from the University of Mumbai. Over the years, Surendar has worked across the pharmaceuticals, process engineering, diamonds and jewellery industries, as well as a stint as an equity research analyst. In his long career as a business journalist, he has been the national business features editor at Times of India, the business editor at India Today and led a team of feature writers in Fortune India, where he also conceptualized the only ranked list of India’s most powerful women in business. He was part of the founding team at Forbes India and interned and published in The Times, London. His areas of interest include large companies and entrepreneurship.