ajf-2016-profiles-16Sohini Chattopadhyay. Freelancer, Kolkata. Sohini is an award-winning writer of in-depth features and remains dedicated to long-form storytelling. While in Singapore she will examine various facets of an ageing society and is particularly interested in learning about the second careers and lives of Singaporeans past the official retirement age of 62.

ajf-2016-profiles-2Dipti Nagpaul-D’Souza. Special correspondent, Indian Express, Mumbai. Over a decade as a reporter and feature writer, Dipti has made her mark with strong, thoughtful people stories. She wants to take a close-up look at migrant worker living quarters in Singapore and how they compare with worker settlements in India.



ajf2015-fellows-9Alka Dhupkar. News editor at Mumbai Mirror. She has won multiple awards including a 2012 Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism. She wants to do a video documentary on Singapore’s healthcare.


ajf2015-fellows-6Deepu Sebastian Edmond. Principal Correspondent at The Indian Express. Deepu was assigned as his newspaper’s sole correspondent covering the state of Jharkhand, reporting on issues such as tribal identity, left-wing extremism, mining, human trafficking and deprivation arising from poor governance. He wants to write a series comparing the founding parties of India and Singapore, Congress and the PAP.



ajf-2014-8Sundaresha Subramanian. Senior assistant editor with Business Standard, New Delhi. Writes on markets and investment, and weekend features.


ajf-2014-9Nishima K. Senior sub-editor and writer with Malayalam-language Manorama Weekly, India’s biggest selling magazine. Involved in Manorama’s CSR projects.



AJF-2013-Profile-Photographs-LowRes-07Imran Ahmed Siddiqui. Special correspondent at The Telegraph, New Delhi, covering Indian government’s home ministry, internal security and intelligence. Project: The symbolic significance which Singapore has assumed in the minds of politicians and policymakers in India.


AJF-2013-Profile-Photographs-LowRes-01Jadhav Radheshyam Bapu. Special correspondent at The Times of India, Pune, covering development issues and produces investigative stories on issues related to urbanization and poverty. Project: Singapore’s model for sustainable development: land policies.



AJF-2012-Profile-Photographs-LowRes-16Sangeeta Singh: National Competition correspondent for India’s second largest business daily. Mint (English), New Delhi. Project: Singapore as a financial hub.


AJF-2012-Profile-Photographs-LowRes-15Vaishalli Chandra. Freelance writer on social issues, the Alternative (English), Bangalore, also writing for DNA and other media. Project: Inclusive cities.



AJF 2011Amitava Gupta. Senior sub-editor, Anandabazar Patrika, Kolkata. Economics writer, focusing on physical and social infrastructure. Topic: Private education.


AJF 2011Karan Jajati. Orissa Bureau chief, CNN-IBN, Bhubaneswar. Helped launched the Orissa bureau of this CNN franchise. Topic: Is excellent journalism bad business?



Madhumita Datta. A senior journalist with Aajkal, a Bengali-language newspaper in Kolkata. Team leader for 50 reporters and in charge of newspaper’s website. Wants to study cyberterrorism.

Pal Chauhan Chanchal. Auto and aviation industry correspondent for Economic Times, based in New Delhi. Interested in Singapore’s transport policies.


Deepal Trivedi. Editor and writer at Sambhaav Media (English), Ahmedabad. Plans to research multiculturalism and secularism in Singapore.

Eshwar Sundaresan. Book writer and freelance columnist at New Indian Express, Mangalore Times (English), Bangalore. Plans to research Indian IT professionals and companies in Singapore.