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I am a writer with nine years of experience in print journalism and a two-year stint in media studies. Having edited and rewritten news stories; managed news desks; conceptualised, designed and produced feature supplements; written features on social changes, culture and the Arts in two mainstream English language dailies, Indian Express and Deccan Herald between 2000 and 2009, I applied for and won a European Commission scholarship to pursue the Erasmus Mundus Masters in media and globalisation. The two-year programme, which concluded in 2011, is uniquely designed to give working journalists global exposure, a critical understanding of media and socio-political theories and training to conduct original empirical research.
Awards and achievements
* Awarded the British Print Chevening Scholarship by the U.K.’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Successfully completed the scholarship at the University of Westminster, London, between November 2006 and February 2007. Did a month-long internship at News International, London, as part of the programme
May 2008 to July 2009: Chief Sub-editor/Reporter in charge of Living, Deccan Herald, Bangalore