Freelance culture reporter, MA Arts & Culture Grad @ColumbiaJourn, Former Principal Correspondent & Online Editor at @HTBrunch. Founder dalitdiscrimination.tumblr.com

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Biography

I grew up in a small town in India, and I hated it. I lived in Delhi for ten years and loved it. I reported from Turkey and marveled at gray Persian cats leisurely perched at lampposts. Now I live in New York and wear a ton of black.

I am a journalist and a copywriter, curious about how culture, ...

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Let's show this to people who say caste doesn't exist anymore "please make sure your workmates are Brahmin" "recently lower caste varna just make their way into this country" "Australia is multicultural, please respect our culture too" #realBrahminculture  https://twitter.com/navayan/status/955158873786130432 
Patently untrue. Social discrimination doesn't disappear coz Dalits are able to build wealth. Hard facts and data support that. Clearly, I won't bother listing them in a tweet. But I've listed them in a chapter in my book out in June, i.e. if you really want to understand caste.  https://twitter.com/vvkarthik/status/953821900278456320 
Thank you for sharing, Rega. I wrote this in 2016 hoping we'd be having a different conversation two years later. Turns out, we are turning backwards.  https://twitter.com/regajha/status/953517122545528832 
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Interviewing local celebrities about their Christmas plans.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I am not hipster enough to do it.

How is social media changing news?

It's breaking news and spreading it on its own terms.

Awards

WAN-IFRA Silver Award

2012 - Photojournalism for Features Photography
For a fashion shoot I ideated, curated and organized as the Principal Correspondent and Fashion Writer for Hindustan Times, New Delhi, India