Hi, my name is Visvak and I am a writer and editor, mostly of narrative non-fiction.

I am primarily interested in narrative reportage at the intersection of technology, politics, and culture—although I frequently work on other subjects as well.

My writing has appeared in The Hindu, Caravan, Scroll.in, The Wire, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed News, Mint, Business Line, Mongabay, Asia Times, Newslaundry, Pragati, and Arre.

If you want to quickly get a sense of my writing and reporting, I recommend these five pieces.

A wider selection of my published work is available here.

I’ve worked in print and digital journalism—as an editor and as a reporter. I used to run Dialogue, BuzzFeed India’s essays section, and I’ve also worked as a features writer and editor at The Hindu and at BusinessLine.

Currently, I write for various publications as a freelance reporter and also work as an External Editor with the Economic & Political Weekly.

You can read about my professional accomplishments in more detail here.


You can reach me at visvak@pm.me if you want to commission me to write or edit, pass on a lead, or just have a chat. Or if you just want to hear me rant and rave, follow me on Twitter @visvak.