Education

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, London, UK
MSc Development Studies (1998-99)

JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY, New Delhi, India
MA Politics (with specialisation in International Relations) (1996-98)


Work Experience

Senior Commissioning Editor,
SAGE Publications, New Delhi, India

2007 to 2011

  • Member of the team that identifies manuscripts for publishing


Deputy Commissioning Editor,
SAGE Publications, New Delhi, India

2006 to 2007

  • Member of the team that identifies manuscripts for publishing


Senior Editor,
SAGE Publications, New Delhi, India

2005

  • Copy-edited and co-designed a new journal in rural management.
  • Designed and supervised the production of professional social science books.


Freelance writer
2000 to 2004

  • Wrote Opinion and Feature articles for The Hindu, The New Indian Express
  • Developed a special feature on the eve of elections for The New Indian Express


Researcher - Social Development,
Taru Leading Edge, Hyderabad, India

1999 to 2000

  • Undertook consultancy research in power sector reforms, water and sanitation, and urban services in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala. Clients: UNICEF, DfiD, AusAID

Skill-set

Languages
English (3S, 3W), Malayalam (3S, 2W), Hindi (1S, 1W)

Computer
Windows, Microsoft Office, Adobe Pagemaker, HTML

Recognition

  • World Development Report 2004 -- MSc dissertation cited in the World Bank's WDR 2004