Our Team

Anoo Bhuyan

Anoo Bhuyan reports on healthcare at IndiaSpend. She has also reported on issues of law and justice, technology and society and gender. Before IndiaSpend, she worked at The Wire, Outlook Magazine, BBC News and National Public Radio. In 2018, she won Bournemouth University’s ‘Journalist of Change’ award for her reporting on extra judicial killings in Manipur. She also received a scholarship for her postgraduate degree at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Bhasker Tripathi

For the last eight years, Bhasker has specialised in development journalism, writing on climate policies, environment, agriculture, energy and gender and their intersections. He started his career with Gaon Connection, a rural-media platform, which he helped build as a founding team member. His last job was coordinating Land Conflict Watch, a non-profit data journalism project that analyses land conflicts across India. In 2014, he was named as one of the best young journalists from developing countries by the United Kingdom’s Foreign Press Association & Thompson Foundation. In 2019, he was awarded as the 'Young Environment Journalist' of the year by Center for Media Studies & Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme, a joint programme of Indian and Swiss governments.

Chaitanya Mallapur

Chaitanya has a masters degree in politics from the University of Mumbai and a bachelor’s degree in computer science. His areas of interest are foreign policy and security studies. He has also worked with ET NOW, a business news channel, as an assistant producer in the digital team.

Disha Shetty

Disha Shetty is a science journalist based in Bengaluru. She mainly writes about public health, climate change and the intersection between the two. Disha holds a Bachelors in Mass Media from SIES (Nerul), a PG Diploma in TV Journalism from ACJ and MA in Science, Environment & Medicine Journalism from Columbia University. She has won the Global Health Reporting Contest (2018), third prize at SCARF Awards for reporting on mental health (2018) and second prize at PII-ICRC Awards for best article in a humanitarian subject (2019). Disha has reported from the UN as an RAF fellow (2019) and received reporting grants from EJN, IWMF & Pulitzer Center. She has previously worked with the Times Group and DNA.

Govindraj Ethiraj

Govindraj is a television & print journalist and founder of Boom, a fact-checking initiative. He anchors seasonal shows on Indian news television–the current one being Aegons of Business on Bloomberg Quint, and the most recent being Policy Watch on public service broadcaster Rajya Sabha TV. He also writes for newspapers such as Business Standard. Previously, Govindraj was Founder-Editor in Chief of Bloomberg TV India, a 24-hours business news service launched out of Mumbai in 2008 and a partnership between Bloomberg LLP and the UTV Group in India. Prior to that, he worked with Business Standard as Editor (New Media) with a specific mandate of integrating the newspaper’s news operations with its digital or web platform. He also spent around five years each with CNBC-TV18 and The Economic Times. He is a Fellow of The Aspen Institute, Colorado, and a winner of the BMW Foundation Responsible Leadership Award for 2014 and the 2018 McNulty Prize.

Jameela Ahmed

Jameela has previously worked at Welworth Designs, an architecture and interior design firm. She has a bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Kent, UK. She has previously interned at Comet Media Foundation, an education NGO. She has also volunteered in the operations and marketing teams for a student chapter of Enactus, an international non-profit organisation.

Karthik Madhavapeddi

Karthik’s last stint was at SaddaHaq, a social-journalism platform based in Hyderabad. Apart from fixating on numbers and grammar, he reads books, enjoys poetry and is a newshound. He is a mechanical engineer from the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad.

Madhur Singh

Madhur started her career in journalism while still an undergraduate student, writing a weekly cultural affairs column for The Indian Express. She has written and edited for the Hindustan Times in Chandigarh, worked as a features writer for The Indian Express in Delhi, and written and edited for the Op/Ed page at the Hindustan Times in Delhi. In 2007, she joined Time magazine as its India reporter, covering, among other stories, the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai. In 2009, she joined as an India reporter for BNA Inc. (now Bloomberg Law), covering a host of policy and regulatory issues. She has also written for the World Economic Forum and the University of Chicago, and produced radio features for Asia Calling and Voice of America. Madhur has a Master's in International Relations from the University of Warwick and a Master's in English Literature with Post-Colonial Studies from Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Prachi Salve

Prachi has two masters degrees: In economics from Mumbai University and in development studies from the University of Sussex, UK. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from St. Xaviers College, Mumbai. She has been a research assistant at the Institute of Development Studies (UK) and the Young Foundation (UK). She has also worked for Greenpeace India in the fundraising division.

Sadhika Tiwari

Shreehari Paliath

Shreehari is an electrical and electronics engineer and had a brief stint at the National Aerospace Laboratories, Bengaluru. He has a master's degree in development from Azim Premji University, a post-graduate diploma from the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, and as a writer has reported on enterprise IT and water, the latter at Arygham, a non-profit that works on such issues

Shreya Khaitan

Shreya is a writer and editor at IndiaSpend. She is a graduate of the Global Human Development program at Georgetown University, Washington D.C. and has previously worked with the Mumbai bureau of The Wall Street Journal. There she researched for a series on drug resistant tuberculosis and wrote on a number of topics, ranging from reservation for women in Indian politics to the black and yellow taxis plying the city’s roads. Her report on a pilot TB care programme in Gujarat's Mehsana district won the 2017 REACH Media Award for excellence in reporting on TB. She has also worked in education and early childhood development with organizations in Washington D.C., India and Jordan.

Shreya Raman

Shreya was a desk producer at Mirror Now and is an alumnus of the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mass media from the Mumbai University.

Vishal Bhargav

Vishal previously worked with AMS, a management consulting company, as a research associate where he did data processing which catered databases to organisations such as WHO and UNICEF. His research interests are in population and settlement, geomorphology, climatology, oceanography and environmental geography. He has a bachelor's and master's degree in computer applications.