Freelance journalist currently based in Mumbai, India. Write on international relations & and geopolitics with its relation to business. Covers various sectors of business, including oil & gas, defense, banking & finance, telecom & IT, among others. For the past 3 years, have been closely covering Indo-Russian bilateral relations and Russia's foreign policy in Southeast Asian region. Before moving to South Asia in 2009, worked as a business reporter and editor of various daily & weekly economic publications. From 2007 to 2009, have been heading St. Petersburg bureau of a Moscow-based business fortnightly. A graduate of St Petersburg State University (Journalism, 2008) and University of Mumbai (Political science, 2015).
Documentary on Mumbai's waste management. For "Being Indian" Youtube channel. Deonar dumping ground is huge wasteland in the middle of Mumbai where a large chunk of city’s daily waste is being dumped for past 90 years without any further processing. This documentary looks into how the Deonar dumping ground operates and why it is dangerous for the people living around. It shows why Deonar dumping will continue threatening Mumbaikars' health if the waste will remain untreated scientifically. It questions the present system of waste management in the city and those responsible for the proper functioning of this system. It also shows the role of so-called rag-pickers in the city's waste management system, the role which was never really recognized either by government or by Mumbai citizens. This film talks about the efforts that the government, the NGOs and the startups make to solve city's waste problem and shows what citizens can and should do to help Mumbai become cleaner and safer f