The Mountain Walker is pleased to announce that Anusha Subramanian, a Mumbai based independent journalist and trained mountaineer, has entered into a medium-term agreement with The Mountain Walker to provide content writing services. As a contributing writer, Anusha will combine her travels with her journalism and try to capture stories from hinterlands.
A Masters in Economics from the SNDT University and a Post Graduate in Journalism and Mass Communication from Bombay University, Anusha began her career 22 years ago as a General News reporter with Mumbai’s leading tabloid ‘Mid-Day’. She moved on to pursue her business journalism with Business Standard after which she worked with Hindustan Times’ Mumbai edition for 2 years. Her last stint in mainstream journalism was as an Associate Editor with the Business Today, a leading fortnightly business magazine from the India Today Group. Since the past two years, she is an independent journalist.
She has been a versatile journalist having covered a wide range of subjects from business of entertainment and sports, environment issues, socio-economy and political economy amongst others. She has also reported from conflict areas such as Chhattisgarh and Gadchiroli and tracked Social Entrepreneurs and social issues and causes.
In February, 2012 she was awarded the British Government’s Flagship Scholarship- Chevening Scholarship South Asia Journalism Programme and was in London for an 8 week course at the University of Westminster starting from March to May, 2012. She interned at ‘The Sunday Times’ during the Scholarship.
In the same year, she was the recipient of the Red Ink award for excellence in Journalism in the Health & Environment category, a national award in journalism instituted by the Mumbai Press Club.
As an independent journalist she writes for Scroll’s Pulse section on health and fitness, Sunday Midday and Midday, Sunday Economic Times and also does research for non-fiction shows for BBC Worldwide as and when she is called for it. One of the biggest show she worked on as a researcher was ‘Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi’ on people doing social good in the society. The show was produced by BBC Worldwide in India and was hosted by Mr Amitabh Bachchan and aired on a Hindi GEC.
A great outdoor enthusiast, she is a trained mountaineer from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Asia’s Premier Mountaineering Institute at Uttarkashi. She has done a couple of expeditions and several high altitude treks in Uttarakhand, Ladakh, Himachal, Arunachal Himalayas and Nepal. She has also trekked to Everest Base Camp.
In 2013, Anusha founded Bohemian Adventures with two of her close friends Shashi Bahuguna and Guneet Puri. Anusha also started a Social Initiative – Summiting4Hope soon after the Uttarakhand Floods in June 2013, where she had gone for Rescue and Relief operations. Summiting4Hope has so far completed 3 projects in Uttarakhand. Thereafter, Anusha has been to Kashmir in September 2014 and Nepal in April 2015 where she volunteered with Goonj and raised funds through Summiting4Hope to help those affected.