About me

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I am a science and environmental writer based in Bangalore, India. I write about biology, environment, animals, conservation, people, and places, and my work has appeared in BBC EarthNew ScientistEnsia, Smithsonian.comThe ScientistThe Guardian (Environment Blog)Nature India, and others. Currently, I’m a staff writer at Mongabay.

I was recently awarded one of the 2015 EurekAlert! Fellowships for International Science Reporters by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). I also received travel scholarships from the World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ) in 2015, and the Society for Environmental Journalists (SEJ) in 2014, and was awarded third place in Mongabay’s contributor awards in 2013.

I completed bachelors in Zoology from Miranda House, Delhi University, and masters in Environmental Studies from TERI. I then spent almost four years working as a wildlife researcher in India, walking through forests and grasslands, collecting tiger, leopard and elephant poo, and occasional bruises. I began freelancing full time in May 2014.

I live in Bangalore, India, with my husband and a very silly cat. Contact me here.