The Team

Abdul Wasey

Abdul Wasey has more than 25 years of experience in journalism. At present, he is the editor of The Financial World and Associate Editor of India’s leading investigative magazine Tehelka. He started his career in the Gulf in 1997 and stayed in the region until July 2010. He worked there with major dailies such as Sharjah-based The Gulf Today, Bahrain’s Gulf Daily News and Dubai’s Emirates Business 24/7. He was correspondent for Arab News between 2006 and 2011. He was also part of Bahrain-based business news portal Trade Arabia team in 2007-08. He holds a degree in economics from Jamia Millia Islamia, one of India’s top universities.

Riyaz Wani

He is a freelance journalist and a fact-checker, writing for various national and international
publications. Earlier, he had worked as a copy-editor and a correspondent for India’s national daily The Indian Express for 10 years and later with the country’s premier investigative magazine Tehelka for seven years. He edited the regional newspaper Greater Kashmir, serving as its managing editor until August 2019. He has been a journalist for the past 24 years and has received India’s top journalism prize Ramnath Goenka award for his work in 2015. He has also received Mumbai Press Club award in 2014. He was twice a finalist in international Kurt Schork award – 2017 and 2020. He has extensively reported and written long-form analytical and comment pieces for The Indian Express, New Statesman London, Huffington Post, US think tank Stimson Centre, Quartz, Diplomat, Ozy.com, Telegraph India, Daily Times Pakistan, Thirdpole, The Wire etc.

Hilal Ahmad Mir

Hilal Ahmad Mir, 46, has 20 years of experience in reporting, editing and writing. He has worked for five years on the rewrite/copy-editing desk of Hindustan Times, India’s second largest newspaper. His stint as editor of Kashmir Reader, an English daily, entailed leading a team of copy-editors and reporters besides editing page one copies. He was the executive editor of Greater Kashmir, the largest circulated English daily of Kashmir, where his job was to edit copies for page one besides monitoring a team of copy editors. He had also been a stringer for the Associated Press. His freelance work is being published in Anadolu Agency, Huffington Post, TRT World, Indian Express, Caravan, Adi Magazine, World Politics Review and Firstpost..

Tariq Mir

Tariq Mir is a freelance journalist with a two-decade long experience of journalism. He received his education at Columbia University in New York City with a master’s degree in journalism. He writes opinion pieces for The Washington Post, The Financial Times, and Aljazeera, and long analytical pieces of reportage for Boston Review. He has been a recipient of two fellowships from Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the New Indian Foundation.

Arkadev Ghoshal

He is an experienced hand at editing both short-form and long-form copies, with 16 years of experience in the field. Having worked in various capacities at The Time of India, DNA, The Financial World, Deccan Herald and International Business Times (India edition), and contributed to The Statesman, he makes an active effort to keep himself updated on a wide variety of topics. He is a keen learner, with a certificate from Google on Data Journalism, and another on Digital Journalism from Reuters.