Writers
Writers
Read articles by some of the best writers in house and external.
Akshay Deshmane
Akshay Deshmane
Staff Writer
Delhi
4 Articles
Arti Singh
Arti Singh
Senior writer
Delhi
26 Articles
Ashish K. Mishra
Ashish K. Mishra
Editor-in-chief
Mumbai
62 Articles
Harveen Ahluwalia
Harveen Ahluwalia
Writer
Mumbai
73 Articles
Irshad Daftari
Irshad Daftari
Growth adviser
Toronto
2 Articles
Jayshree P. Upadhyay
Jayshree P. Upadhyay
Writer
Mumbai
20 Articles
Nikhil Varma
Nikhil Varma
Writer
Bengaluru
24 Articles
Pradip K. Saha
Pradip K. Saha
Writer
Delhi
57 Articles
Pranav S.
Pranav S.
Commissioning editor
Delhi
10 Articles
Roshni P. Nair
Roshni P. Nair
Writer
Mumbai
44 Articles
Saif Iqbal
Saif Iqbal
Writer
Toronto
16 Articles
T Surendar
T Surendar
Editor, Business
Mumbai
42 Articles
Contributors
Abhishek writes on technology trends, gadgets and SMBs, and has over a decade of experience—both as an industry watcher as well as a participant. He quit Microsoft in 2011 to become an independent digital consultant, and to write more, travel randomly, watch a lot of movies and wake up late on weekdays.
Aditi Rao is a writer, teacher and potter. She is the founder of Tasawwur, an arts-for-social-change programme for teenagers in Delhi, the author of two collections of poetry, The Fingers Remember (2014) and A Kind of Freedom Song (2019), and the “happy” in HappyMess Ceramics. She also teaches creative and academic writing, and splits her time between New Delhi and Shimla.
Anahita Mukherji is an independent journalist based in Silicon Valley. She was earlier an assistant editor at The Times of India, where she wrote on a variety of subjects, including the environment, child rights, education and the Right to Information Act. For The Morning Context, Anahita will cover immigrant narratives and stories at the intersection of technology and society from the heartland of US tech. Write to her at anahita(dot)mukherji(at)gmail(dot)com.
Bhasker is a Climate Change and Resources Research Fellow with Land Conflict Watch, an independent network of researchers studying land conflicts, climate change and natural resource governance in India. For the past eight years, he has specialized in development journalism, writing on climate policies, environment, energy and their intersections. His previous stints have been with IndiaSpend and Gaon Connection.
Divya Siddarth is a researcher focusing on building, testing and studying impactful technology in India. She is particularly interested in the future of work, digital democracy and cooperation and collectivization. She’s also equally invested in musicals, sunsets, skateboarding and the perfect cup of chai. She has worked with organizations such as Microsoft Research and the Digital Civil Society Lab at Stanford.
Frankie Huang is a Chinese American cultural writer, illustrator and strategist based in Shanghai. Her work has appeared in publications such as Foreign Policy, The New York Times and SupChina, and explores feminism, diaspora identity, and social issues in China and beyond. You can follow her on Twitter @ourobororoboruo.
Gaurangi is an applied economist whose interest is identifying patterns in the economy and what people say about it. Having worked as a quantitative economist in evidence-based policy design, she usually won't believe you if it didn't come from a well-conducted survey or the Bible.
Janice is the author of Boats on Land: A Collection of Short Stories and Seahorse: A Novel. She was awarded the Young Writer Award from the Sahitya Akademi and the Crossword Book Award for Fiction in 2013. Her most recent novel, The Nine-Chambered Heart, has been translated into ten languages. Her work has featured in a wide selection of national magazines and newspapers. She teaches at Ashoka University, and lives in Delhi with a cat of many names.
Jayadev Calamur is based in Pune and has over 14 years of journalism experience. His work has appeared in The Times of India, DNA, Mumbai Mirror and The Free Press Journal. He primarily writes on sustainable living, the environment and healthcare. When he isn't writing news, he attempts to write fiction, doodle and go on runs with his wife and dog. His hobbies include collecting graphic novels by independent writers.
With over a decade of experience in business development and strategy, Kabeer Chawla is chief operating officer and co-founder at Sancus Networks, a tech-enabled sales and distribution company. He has worked with companies like Jabong and CupoNation in the past, managing operations, strategy and sales. Currently based in Geneva, Kabeer will tell stories at the intersection of technology, retail and entrepreneurship. Reach out to him at kabeerchawla(at)gmail(dot)com.
Nihar Gokhale is a journalist based in New Delhi. He writes on issues related to land, resources, environmental conflicts and economic development.
Nilanjana is a columnist and author of two award-winning fantasy novels (The Wildings and The Hundred Names of Darkness), and a collection of essays on reading (The Girl Who Ate Books). Over nearly two decades in media and publishing, she has written for various national and international publications. Her third novel, Black River, is due out in late 2021.
Prachi is based in Mumbai and has been a features writer for over a decade. Her work has appeared in publications such as Scroll, Huffington Post India, Open magazine and The Ken. She has written on subjects ranging from the performing arts and culture to South Indian cinema. Occasionally she is piqued by a business trend that marks a shift in current culture. When not tracking trends she can be found blending her own perfumes.
Prem has been a reporter and writer for over 30 years now. From daily newspaper to weekly magazine to digital news portals—he was one of the seven people who launched Rediff.com—he has written and edited features extensively across mediums. Since quitting his job at Yahoo in 2014, he has been working as freelance writer and editor as well as teaching narrative journalism.
Sidin Vadukut
Contributor
Sidin Vadukut is co-founder and CEO of All Things Small, a non-fiction focused content company. ATS’s latest productions include Mission ISRO, a Spotify Original podcast hosted by Harsha Bhogle, and FiftyTwo.in, a digital publication that tells one great piece of cinematic journalism each week.
Sundeep Khanna has, in a career spanning three decades, donned multiple hats across corporate and editorial roles, and is one of the foremost chroniclers of business in India. In his last assignment, he was executive editor of the financial daily Mint; for The Morning Context, he will write on corporate governance in India every fortnight in his newsletter, Friction.
Vardhan Koshal was adventurous enough to pursue a master's in economics after his engineering education in the late 2000s. He started his career with Citibank US, working on their credit scoring team, and then started a ride-sharing startup that was sold to Carzonrent in 2015. He has held India leadership positions with Udacity and Tripadvisor and has consulted for multiple startups on product and growth. He is now working on a post-COVID-19 personal finance solution.