Contributors

Ajit Sahi:  Mr. Sahi is a senior journalist, political analyst, human rights and civil liberties activist, who divides his time between Mumbai and New Delhi. He has done path breaking stories for many major publications and news channels over the years.

He is adviser at the BeyondHeadlines.

M Reyaz: Mr. Reyaz is one of the founding editors of BH. He has also worked with ITV India and TCN, and has written articles for Al-Jazeera, The Hoot, DNA, The Wire, DailyO etc. Currently he is Assistant Professor of Journalism at Aliah University, Kolkata.

He is consulting editor at the BH and tweets at @journalistreyaz

Afroz Alam Sahil: Afroz or the RTI Express as the BH family calls him is one name that needs no introduction – at least in the Indian Media circle. An Information Crusader, Afroz has 6000 RTIs to his credit and believes in transparency and accountability for a democratic government. Afroz has worked as Senior Reporter at tv9 and UNI TV.

Afroz is the Editor of BH and can be reached at: [email protected]

Kamala Kanta Dash: Mr. Dash is working on community engagement in public policy of Australia and India for his PhD at Monash University, Australia. He has taught school students in Life Skills, Social Skills and Study Skills as part of the Newspaper In Education (NIE) program for the leading national daily The Hindu (New Delhi Edition). His areas of interest among others include Indian politics, policy analysis, skills training, interfaith, human rights and social justice. He has been consulted for policy advice at the national and international levels.

Mr. Dash is the Honorary Editor of BH and can be reached at: [email protected]

Raqib Hameed Naik: Raqib is originally from Doda district in J&K and travels between Kashmir and New Delhi. He is a freelance journalist, primarily focussing on conflict and human rights. His work has appeared in TRT World, Doha Center for Media Freedom, The Globe Post, The Defense Post, Herald Magzine, The Wire, DailyO, TwoCircles.net and many other Kashmir based newspapers and magazines.

At BH he works as a Guest Editor and can be reached at [email protected]

Kartikey Shukla : Shukla completed his Bachelors in Social Work from School of Rural Development, TISS, Tuljapur. He finished his one semester as an Erasmus Mundus exchange student at Lund University, Sweden. He was a fellow at the Young India Fellowship programme, New Delhi. Currently he is pursuing Masters (Research) in Anthropology, his research looks into “oil politics and development challenges in post-civil war South Sudan” especially focused on the operation of the ONGC Videsh Ltd.

At BH she works as a Special Correspondent. Mr. Shukla can be contacted at [email protected]

Rujuta Phadke:  A Pol. Science graduate and a Master’s in Mass Communication, Rujuta has worked as a Television Correspondent for News channels and as a Researcher for a prestigious entertainment channel in the Indian Television Industry. She has a knack for knowledge and is currently pursuing her second Post Graduate degree. She enjoys reading vastly, is an occasional blogger and issues of women and children are her areas of interest apart from politics.

At BH she works as a Special Correspondent. Ms. Rujuta can be contacted at [email protected]

Dr. Abhinaw Upadhyay: Mr. Upadhyay is a well-known freelance journalist. He has worked with India News magazine and Aaj Samaj Hindi Newspaper in New Delhi for four years. During this period, he has done research stories on ‘Sikh Riots, 1984′. Meantime he has done many other stories too. His field work was mainly on literature, art, culture, heritage and education. Previously he was associated with a literary magazine ‘Kathadesh’ in Delhi, and also worked at Gorakhpur as a journalist. He has done his M.A. and PhD in Political Science, and holds a bachelors degree in Journalism from Gorakhpur University.

At BH he works as a Special Correspondent of Art and Culture. Mr. Upadhyay can be contacted at [email protected].

Joydeep Hazarika: Originally from Guwahati, Assam, Joydeep graduated from Delhi University and did masters in Convergent Journalism from Jamia’s MCRC. He is working as News Producer with Asian News International (ANI). Besides writing, Joydeep has critical and funnier side to him which comes out in his cartoons. He can be reached at: [email protected]

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