VR creator, documaker & journalist
I am a VR/360° creator, documentary maker and journalist from India currently based in Berlin, Germany. My areas of focus are human rights and the environment. I have documented under-reported issues in over 25 countries – including witch hunting in India, political satire in Myanmar, struggles of the transgender community in Nicaragua, resurgence of Kurdish culture and politics in Syria and slavery in Iraq.
My work has appeared in international media outlets such as Al Jazeera English, Radio Netherlands Worldwide, Weekendavisen and The Caravan and more. I have been the Editor and Global video strategist at lovematters.in/en – a digital platform that gives non-judgmental information about sexuality and sexual health to youth in India.
I am part of Oculus VR for Good's Creator's Lab 2017. I've co-directed India's first VR experience about intimate partner violence (IPV) for Love Matters India, which was exhibited at 10 Delhi metro stations in June 2017. I am an alumni of the German Chancellor Fellowship (Bundeskanzler Stipendium) implemented by the AlexandeWhatsr von Humboldt Stiftung. I was awarded the Youth Champions Initiative grant by the David and Packard Lucile Foundation for innovation in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (2014-15).
I am an Erasmus Mundus Scholar with an MA in Journalism (2009-11), as well as a gold medallist as a Bachelor of Mass Media (Journalism) at the University of Mumbai (2005-08). If you'd like to know more, feel free to have a look at my CV.
In 2014, I co-founded NowHere Media with my long-time collaborator Felix Gaedtke.
NowHere Media is a storytelling studio with a presence in Berlin, Mumbai and Lisbon. We specialise in immersive content producing journalistic reports, documentaries, image films and artistic portraits.
Our signature: to deliver high quality content from across the world. We’ve worked in over 20 countries on three continents. And we’re experienced in hostile environments – from filming in the tough terrains of the Himalayas to covering the war in Syria.
We work for national and international media outlets, NGOs, businesses and independent organisations. We are closely involved with our clients during all stages of production – conception, strategising, planning and implementation as well as post-production.