I am an Anglo-Indian writer and civil servant based in Bristol. After six years in London working as a journalist, parliamentary aide and civil servant, poor eye health led to a reduction in my hours and a return to my adopted hometown of Bristol. This change also rekindled an interest writing where I am currently focused on nature and history subjects. I recently released a book about Bristol, Know Bristol.
In the "news, articles and media" section you'll find an archive of my old articles and other online work, mostly from my time as a freelance journalist. The timeline below was devised to aid media requests for Know Bristol - everything else can be found on LinkedIn.
Launch of "Know Bristol: a compendium of 365 Bristolian facts", a culmination of a lifetime hoovering up Bristol facts.
Launched "Patch the Solitary Bee", a children's book aiming to raise the profile of the world's solitary bees.
Completed "A History of a Bristol House", a study of a property used to live in.
A long running and debilitating eye problem led to a reduction in my work hours, and my voluntary commitments and a return to Bristol.
Began work at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, initially as a Strategic Communications Manager, and then Senior Policy Advisor, primarily on marine and fisheries policy.
Took over as Co-Chair of the "Human Rights Network", Human Rights Watch's youth committee.
Began work at the Department for Transport.
Returned to freelance journalism, primarily writing for the Evening Standard and Independent.
Began work in House of Commons office of Sir Bernard Jenkin MP as his Parliamentary Assistant.
Graduated from City, University of London with MA in Journalism.
Freelance journalism for The Times, Telegraph, others.
Graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London with First-Class Honours in History.
Started "QueenVicTweets", an account that tweeted Queen Victoria's diaries as they were written, on the day they were written.
Took on coordination of the Madan Theatres Research Group, primarily concerned with the history of my great-great grandfather Jamshedji Framji Madan CBE.
Began work as Editor of Royal Holloway's student newspaper.
Completed a project aiming to save an area of rainforest the size of Royal Holloway's campus.
Drove 10,000 miles from Bristol to Mongolia in an ambulance, raising funds for several charities.
Completed an interview series to coincide with Abolition 200, the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade in the British Empire.
Started campaigning to save Bristol's at risk historic buildings aged 15.