A south-Indian bong. When not a content professional, I am looking for calm, painfully often found in the form of things I can stuff my face with. Oh, and “I like saying ‘no,’ it lowers their enthusiasm.”
Bengali, early-30s, writer/editor, center-to-left, gay, beef-eating Brahmin are some easy brackets to put me in. I’m originally from Chandannagar, a former French colony on the outskirts of Calcutta. And I’ve lived around the country for reasons related to studies, work, family, and sanity.
Hello, I am Shubhankar Chakravorty. A fairly recent gain of content from PR and journalism before that. Since 2012, I have worked with The New Indian Express as a sub-editor in Chennai; as a correspondent with Reuters News in Bengaluru; as an analyst with The Economist Intelligence Unit in Gurugram; and as a writer with The PRactice in Bengaluru and New Delhi. Currently, I am producing learning content at EY. The journey so far has essentially been about challenging myself. Still, no good at writing dating profiles.
I did my college from Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira at Belur Math (English Literature, Economics, Political Science). And I went to graduate school at the Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media, Bengaluru (Multimedia Journalism, Developmental Journalism). Growing up a quiet kid, I read about random things. A direct result was the dream of becoming an Egyptologist. As a pre-teen, I was crushing on Zahi Hawass.
So, now that you are here, allow me to plug whatever this is. This website is a platform to showcase some of my past professional write-ups and most of my personal writings in the form of articles on current affairs, reviews, musings, etc. There will also be pictures of food, pups, travels, and pretty much anything that are common between laziness and interesting.
Chronic reader; information hungry; a social recluse; dog lover; gym rat; food connoisseur, nerdy traveler; political/opinionated are other ways to define me. Journeys, from a variety of arguments to agreements, have taught me to befriend my well-intended demons. So what you will not find here is a relentless rant about everything that is wrong with this world. What you will find is documentation of fun conflicts.
If I have managed to grab your interest thus far, I hope you will follow this space. Cheers!