With 20+ years experience in Business Journalism/ Corporate Communications, I am now an Editor/ Columnist with The Korea Herald, the leading English-daily in South Korea. I am based in Seoul for the past 11 years. Besides, I regularly contribute to newspapers and journals on economic issues pertaining to Korea. Prior to that, I was Chief Editor of a bimonthly magazine published by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs in Korea.
Before that, I worked as Chief Editor/ Corporate Communications of EUCCK, where I was responsible for Press Relations, which includes interacting with the media on a regular basis, clarifying their story inputs, issuing press releases and arranging media interviews for the President Group (President, 2 Vice-Presidents, Treasurer and Secretary General) of EUCCK.
I was also responsible for the in house business magazines- INFOMAG and INFOMAG REAL ESTATE. From start to finish, I was in charge of planning, interviews, writing, editing, design and marketing of the magazines, heading a team of six.
Even before, I worked in The Hindu Business Line newspaper (www.thehindubusinessline.com) at New Delhi from 1995 to 2004. I was responsible for Telecom & IT coverage of both government policy and corporate sectors and a fortnightly columnist and editorial writer. Earlier in my career at the same organization, I covered banking, macro-economic issues and infrastructure.
After getting an offer, I relocated to South Korea in April 2004, and worked at The Korea Herald as their business correspondent in Seoul, covering the operations of international companies and macro-economic issues.
I am currently working on two novels- a sequel to SCATTERED FATES, and a fiction on 5 global religious icons (Jew/Christian/Islam/ Hindu/Buddhism) meeting together at Central Park New York, during Polar Vortex.
My blog: http://www.seoulbuffoon.co.nr
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Food for Thought
Despite being a multi-trillion dollar industry, the worldwide food business’ face intense competition; especially in mature markets. This handbook is a compilation of 5 essays on the various important issues that the industry should always monitor. These include: Water Challenges, Food Waste, Climate Change, IP Rights, and Aging Population.
Scattered Fates - a novel on the second partition of India
An alternate history novel, which unwraps in the backdrop of violent anti-Hindi agitations that rocked the State of Tamil Nadu (India) 50 years ago, narrated over two time frames – 1965 and 2005. It is the story of a son's search for the truth about his father's disappearance and the political intrigue that led to India's second partition into South & North, intertwined with the history of Korea
Since the 1997 Asian financial crisis, property markets have greatly developed through the years. Asian governments have improved the financial stance associated with the structure of housing finance, allowing more access to a diverse range of mortgages products.This handbook presents 27 interviews with some of the leading players in the real estate market in Asia to help you understand the market
Impetus for Growth
A snapshot of three industry sectors in South Korea- Financial, Energy and Food- that are dynamic engines of growth.This handbook will help you understand the ground reality in one of Asia's leading economies. A useful guide for businessmen and academic scholars- includes exclusive interviews with the Finance Minister, FSS Governor and FTC Chairman.
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