MEA-IDSA project on India's Neighbourhood Challenges in the Next Two decades.
IDSA National Strategy Project
MA International Studies & Diplomacy (International Security, International Relations and South Asia studies) at the Centre of International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) SOAS, University of London. PG deg Broadcast Journalism, Asian College of Journalism (Chennai), BA Mass Communication & Political Science , St Xavier's College, Kolkata
A media professional describes who her tryst with academics with a caveat of an "observer status". She has been a Television Journalist - a News Anchor and Senior Correspondent - with TIMES NOW, a 24 hour English News Channel by the Times of India group, since its inception till 2009. Part of the editorial team, she tracked both national politics and international affairs. Her MA in International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS, University of London revived her interest in exploring the world of IR scholarship and how it accepts and evolves strategies to accommodate new actors and pressure groups who exercise influence in an increasingly interconnected and multidisciplinary global system. Her research paper at SOAS investigated "the role of the media as an "agenda setter" in the process of foreign policy formulation by examining recent debates within the Indian discourse. Research interests include Media policy, India's neighbourhood challenges, India's term at the UNSC as well as examining India's soft power initiatives.