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    • Samuel Abraham

      Reporter, Economic Times

      Sam Abraham works with the Economic Times and writes on sports, mostly on Indian football - in the hope of staying ahead of this particular curve. His reporting in Germany will focus on youth football and development of talent at the home of the world champions. At the same time, he will try to understand how the process of scouting for talent helps improve the game in Europe. He will also try to track down the German cricket team while there. During his stay in Germany, he will be working closely with the editorial team at SWR in Stuttgart. 

    • Namrata Acharya

      Assistant Editor, Business Standard

      Namrata Acharya is an assistant editor with Business Standard in Kolkata. Over the last ten years of her career as a journalist, she has extensively travelled to remote parts of West Bengal and written several analytical pieces on rural economy and banking. She has reported at length on agrarian distress in rural West Bengal, financial exclusion, microfinance and labour laws.  In 2011, she was awarded the World Press Institute fellowship, USA and Thomson Reuters Foundation scholarship, London. In Germany, her reporting interests pertain to the country’s three-tier banking system and the role of cooperative and savings banks in the economy. During her stay in Germany, she will be working closely with the editorial team at the Handelsblatt in Frankfurt.

    • Sohini Chattopadhyay

      Freelancer

      Sohini Chattopadhyay writes on politics, public health and the arts. She works independently, and is based in Kolkata. She has won the Ramnath Goenka award (2015) and the International Committee of the Red Cross prize (2014) for her work. She is a Chevening scholar and Asia Journalism Fellowship recipient. During her time in Germany, her research focus would be on Gender discourse in German Media and politics and public health and medical insurance. During her stay in Germany, she will be working closely with the editorial team at the Süddeutsche Zeitung in Munich. 

    • Vineet Gill

      Journalist, Sunday Guardian

      Vineet Gill is a Delhi-based journalist, currently working with the Sunday Guardian. His writings — on literature, visual arts, music and cinema — have appeared in The CaravanGuernicaHimal SouthasianOpen and the Hindu Business Line among other publications. In Germany, he will be researching the cultural histories of cities like Berlin and Hamburg, with special focus on their museums, libraries and other such publicly-funded institutions. The idea is to identify workable models of cultural development that can be replicated in Indian cities. He also intends to study emerging trends in contemporary German culture that are expressive of certain cosmopolitan values today being undermined by a resurgent conservative class across Europe. During his stay in Germany, he will be working closely with the editorial team at the TAZ in Berlin.

    • Arfa Khanum

      Senior Anchor, Rajya Sabha TV

      Arfa Khanum is a broadcast journalist and currently works as a Senior Anchor with Rajya Sabha TV, the official Broadcaster of the Upper House of the Parliament of India. Previously associated with NDTV, she has worked closely with Aamir Khan on his TV blockbuster 'Satyamev Jayate'. Her areas of interest are international affairs and issues of social justice. In the last decade and a half, Arfa has covered a wide range of political developments in India and reported from a number of conflict affected areas in the world - Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nepal. Her reporting interests in Germany include Socio-economic reasons behind the rise of the right wing in Germany and challenges for inclusivity. During her stay in Germany, she will be working closely with the editorial team at the Deutsche Welle in Berlin.

    • Radhika Santhanam

      Assistant Editor, The Hindu

      Radhika Santhanam is an Assistant Editor at The Hindu, based in Chennai. She obtained a Masters degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, and a postgraduate diploma from the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai. She works on the The Hindu's editorial and opinion pages. Apart from commissioning and editing stories, she has written opinion pieces on gender, caste and politics, and done reportage on literature, dance and theatre. While in Germany, she intends to report on women immigrants, the growing Jewish population, and the rise of the Right. During her stay in Germany, she will be working closely with the editorial team at the ZDF Magazin MonaLisa in Munich.

    • Nimish Sawant

      Journalist, Firstpost

      Nimish Sawant is a technology journalist based in Mumbai. He handles the technology section - tech2 - of a national news and opinions website Firstpost. He has written extensively on technology in terms of features, analyses, reportage. He regularly does gadget and component reviews and also writes on cultural topics for Firstpost's Weekend section. During his stay in Germany, Nimish hopes to report on the Energiewende program in Germany, the smart city phenomenon seen in German cities and how India can benefit from their success. During his stay in Germany, he will be working closely with the editorial team at Die Welt in Berlin. 

    • Sukhada Tatke

      Freelancer

      Sukhada Tatke is a freelance writer based in Houston, TX. She writes on urban planning, society, culture, politics among other things for American as well as Indian publications. Her stories and essays have appeared in Texas Monthly, The Establishment, Quartz, Caravan, Scroll etc. Prior to being a freelancer, she was a staff reporter and feature writer at The Hindu in Mumbai for a year. She started her career as a civic beat reporter for The Times of India in Mumbai where she worked for five years. In Germany, her reporting interests include multilingualism, sex education and refugees' stories. During her stay in Germany, she will be working closely with the editorial team at Die Zeit in Hamburg. 

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