I AM an Indian living in England — a journalist, also an academic.
After a decade of journalism in New Delhi, Mumbai and New York, I moved to a sunny English town called Bournemouth late in 2003, to research and teach. Indian in England began then, as an alien’s musings on the English way of life.
I became a serial blogger soon after. The Accidental Academic had the tagline ‘Stuff for Students’ and aimed to supplement the lectures and workshops I did on news and feature journalism at the Media School, Bournemouth University. War on Conflict was my notes on research, while Footnotes dealt with my ‘other life’, as someone dabbling in competitive Latin and Standard ballroom.
www.chindu.net is a consolidation of these efforts. Rather late in life I realised the folly of keeping four blogs going and have brought them all together here. The category ‘Musings’ houses many of the posts from my original blog. ‘Accidental Academics’ and ‘Footnotes’ are, it goes without saying, the remakes of what used to be The Accidental Academic and Footnotes.
War on Conflict has metamorphosed into ‘Research & Such‘. I must confess I haven’t done this section justice yet, but I hope to do so in the coming days — and not just with posts on Kashmir, conflict, and conflict journalism (which remain my main interests), but on the wider aspects of communication and research in general. I certainly intend to blog more on my newfound fascination — communication in dancesport.
Have a look around. Let me know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org
I facebook heavily, and you can get me here: http://www.facebook.com/people/chindu
LinkedIn, you can get me at http://www.linkedin.com/in/chindu
I tweet @chindu
And for postal correspondence:
Dr Chindu Sreedharan
W335, The Media School
Fern Barrow, Poole
Dorset BH12 5BB