The course was an eye-opener for me for numerous reasons. Firstly, it gave me a world view on the debates focusing India and South Asia. Secondly, topics such as environment and human development gave me the much needed depth which helped me to grow as a budding journalist. After graduating, I have made many television programs on the issues such as global warming and climate change. These issues were almost neglected by the popular media hitherto. My organization especially encouraged me to cover these issues with a fresh perspective.
Interaction with the faculty members and my fellow classmates was a great source of learning. They made my stay at Oxford a lifetime experience to cherish. I feel really privileged to a part of the company of esteemed scholars. I would especially like to thank Professor Barbara Harriss-White. She was a great source of inspiration. Political economy as a subject will always hold a special place in my heart.
In 2012, I am working as a Senior Producer with ABP News, a leading hindi news channel in India. Its been more than three years since graduating from Oxford but the memories are still afresh. It has been an absolute pleasure and honour to be associated with the department. Even after coming back to India it has been a honour meeting fellow Oxonians here.
Recently during the visit of Mr. William J Conner of Wolfson College to Delhi he told about an initiative called South Asia cluster which was very exciting for me as an alumni. I would like to connect in any which way possible with the SIAS department and the college to become a part of debates focussing South Asia particularly India.