Dedicated to community journalism with a nose for news and to break stories with impeccable ethics. Also into script writing for short documentaries.
With deep infiltration in naxal outfits, utilized self-created network in government set up for perfectly balanced reports.
Adept storyteller treating politics, business, crime, sports, investigative copies and human interest and off beat features with equal passion while thriving within the deadline intensive, 24x7 newsroom environment.
Have been consistently singled out for multifaceted duties that included research, analysis, fact-checking, accurate, prolific and spontaneous writing without failing deadlines on diurnal basis.
Have been solely responsible for launch and continuation of daily/ special supplements/reports in Pioneer, Hindustan Times and SUNDAY.
Earned repeated commendations for excellence in writing & reporting. Conferred Best Journalist of Jharkhand Award in 2004 for on-spot reporting of Maoist encounter.
• News & Feature Freelancer for publications in India & abroad - Present
• The Pioneer - Principal Correspondent at Ranchi/ Dhanbad - Nov 2007 to Dec
• Hindustan Times – Principal Correspondent at Dhanbad – Sep 2000 to Oct
• www. explocity.com (News Corp Venture) – Senior Correspondent at New Delhi
– Feb 2000 to Aug 2000
• SUNDAY (ABP Ltd) – State Correspondent, Bihar – May 1997 to Jan 2000
• The Asian Age – State Correspondent, Bihar – Feb 1996 to Apr 1997
• The Times of India (Patna); Sunday Observer (New Delhi) & The Telegraph
(Patna) – Stringer/ Contributor – Jan 1994 to Jan 1996.
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