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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@YashicaDutt — 12,219 followers, 10,849 tweets

Jul 18, 2017

Since the book is out *soon* it's worth to mention I was featured in @VOGUEIndia June issue. Also, not even a bit WEALTHY as mentioned here https://t.co/IkgUoHS3Zt

Jul 10, 2017

RT @OmairTAhmad: Heinous and self-destructive, after Ayub Pandith's lynching, this attack on Amarnath devotees touches a new low.

Jul 02, 2017

Exhibit A: Don't talk about issues, instead get used to abuse. Works brilliantly w/ everything: domestic violence, casteism and bigotry https://t.co/MG5CiZ33uE

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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