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    • Sanjana Bhalerao

      Principal correspondent, Indian Express

      Sanjana Bhalerao is a principal correspondent with the Indian Express in Mumbai where she covers the civic and environment beat. She previously worked with the Hindustan Times. She writes largely on civic issues - city's waste management, depleting open spaces, affordable housing and other developmental issues. During her fellowship, she plans to research on gentrification in Germany with a focus on citizen movements and plastic ban. During her stay in Germany, she will work closely with the Editorial Department at Die Welt in Berlin. 

    • Neeraj Chauhan

      Associate Editor, Hindustan Times

      Neeraj Chauhan is Associate Editor with Hindustan Times. Till recently, he was an Assistant Editor with The Times of India and worked in the political bureau. As an investigative journalist with an experience of over 13 years, he has extensively reported on crime, external and internal security matters, economic offences, terrorism and political developments in the country. During his stay in Germany, he intends to research the development of Germany’s policies in the backdrop of migration crisis and their impact on the social, economic, cultural, political and internal security structure of the country. He is also interested in studying Germany’s prison management and also counter measures taken by Germany to deal with rising extremism. During his stay in Germany, he will work closely with the Editorial Department at Tagesspiegel in Berlin. 

    • Avik Das

      Principal correspondent, The Times of India

      Avik Das is an insurance underwriter turned journalist and currently a principal correspondent for the business bureau in The Times of India, working out of Bengaluru. Over the last four years, he has been closely tracking real estate, retail and the liquor sector in India. Prior to this, he was with Reuters News Agency. During his stint in Germany, he intends to focus on the booming commercial office space market of the country with special attention to Berlin. During his stay in Germany, he will work closely with the Editorial Department at Wirtschaftswoche in Berlin. 

    • Amrita Das

      Independent journalist

      Amrita Das is an independent journalist based in Kolkata. She writes on travel and culture, and narrates how history, geography and sustainability affect them. She has published in reputed publications worldwide including National Geographic Traveller India, Lonely Planet Magazine India, The Indian Express and World Travel Magazine. During her time in Germany, she plans to explore the local traditional cultural elements and connecting them to sustainability and gender roles. During her stay in Germany, she will work closely with the Editorial Department at Süddeutsche Zeitung in Munich. 

    • Amit Kamath

      Chief sub-editor,

      Amit Kamath is a chief sub-editor with the sports team at, one of India’s foremost analysis and opinion websites. Over his nearly nine-year journalism career, he has worked with multiple organisations like The Free Press Journal, Mid-Day and the Hindustan Times. He covers a wide range of sports including football, wrestling, shooting, hockey, boxing and other Olympic sports. In 2014, he was declared the runner-up in the sports category at the National RedInk Award for Excellence in Journalism for his story on Sports Authority of India's Kandivli campus where world-class athletes had to put up with appalling conditions. During his stay in Germany, he will work closely with the Editorial Department at Süddeutsche Zeitung in Stuttgart. 

    • Aaquib Khan

      Independent journalist

      Aaquib Khan is a Bombay based freelance journalist. In past few years he has reported from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Afghanistan on issues of conflict, politics, human rights. His work has appeared in a series of publications such as The Caravan, IRIN, The Wire, The Diplomat. During this fellowship he plans to research on framing strategies of right-wing groups as well as the rise of nationalist media in Germany. During his stay in Germany, he will work closely with the Editorial Department at Deutsche Welle in Berlin. 

    • Kennith Rosario

      Journalist and film critic, The Hindu

      Kennith Rosario is a journalist and film critic with The Hindu, based in Mumbai. Deeply invested in the arts and storytelling, he writes features on cinema, literature and culture. His focus has been on analysing the socio-political context of films, especially with regards to queer, class and minority representation. He previously worked with India Today television channel on their morning bulletins. In 2018, he was selected for the Berlinale Talents as a critic and journalist. While studying at the Asian College of Journalism, he was invited by the Global Investigative Journalism Network to participate in the Uncovering Asia conference in Manila. During his undergraduate studies at St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, he was awarded the Betty and Donald Keating scholarship to study Creative Writing and Literary Criticism at the University of Oxford. In Germany, he plans to write on queer refugees, German indie films, the popularity of Indian independent cinema and the lost legacy of Magnus Hirschfeld. During his stay in Germany, he will work closely with the Editorial Department at taz in Berlin. 

    • Priti Salian

      Independent journalist

      Priti Salian is an independent, online and print journalist, based out of Bangalore. She writes on culture, human rights, social justice and development with a focus on disability, gender, healthcare and education. Her work has been published in National Geographic, The Guardian, BBC, Devex, and Mint, among others. In November 2017, she was invited to give a TEDx talk at Bangalore on why it is important to put marginalised communities in the collective conscience of the world. During her stay in Germany, Priti intends to cover the country’s model approach to deal with its ageing population, its disability innovations and transphobia in healthcare. During her stay in Germany, she will work closely with the Editorial Department at Kölner Stadtanzeiger in Cologne. 

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