I am an independent journalist and researcher with nearly 25 years of experience in writing on environment and development issues and have been published widely in international and Indian publications. I have travelled extensively, on assignment, to countries in South America, South and Southeast Asia, South & East Africa and Europe. My research topics include forestry; renewable energy; rural development; climate change; solid waste management; ecotourism; transgenic cotton; agri-biotechnology; gender and population and many other related fields.
I am the President of the Forum of Environmental Journalists in India (FEJI), through which auspices I have organized and conducted several media-training events, conducted media study tours in collaboration with the International Federation of Environmental Journalists (IFEJ).
I have written a media handbook on water and contributed chapters on water and sanitation and mountain ecosystems for two media handbooks. I am the editor, along with Frederick Noronha as co-editor of The Green Pen: Environmental Journalism in India and the South Asian Region, published by Sage, New Delhi, 2010. I continue to lecture on environmental issues of concern to higher-education institutes.
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