BA in Modern History, Oxford, MSc in Global Media, London School of Economics and University of Southern California. Formerly: China Adviser, Confederation of Indian Industry; Beijing Bureau Chief, The Hindu; Europe Correspondent, The Business Standard. Brains Trust Member, Evian Group, IMD. Author: Smoke and Mirrors: An Experience of China (2008); Chinese Whiskers (2011); Punjabi Parmesan (2013); Babies and Bylines (2016; Choked (2016) ). Recipient of awards and honours, including: Prem Bhatia Award for political reporting (2007); Reuters Journalism Fellow, Oxford University; Vodafone Crossword Popular Award for literature (2008) China-India Friendship Award (2010).