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Reshma Patil

Reshma Patil is a Mumbai-based journalist with a specialisation in the coverage of Sino-Indian relations. Patil’s writings have appeared in print and digital publications including Hindustan Times, Mint, Scroll and IndiaSpend. Her book Strangers Across the Border: Indian Encounters in Boomtown China (HarperCollins, Hardback) was short-listed for the First Book Prize (Non-Fiction) at the 2014 Tata Literary Festival in Mumbai. Narrated from the Chinese capital to the Myanmar border and South China Sea coast, it records Chinese perceptions of India from policy-making to public opinion. Patil lived and worked in Beijing from 2008-11 to launch and head the first China bureau of Hindustan Times. Before moving to China, she spent a decade reporting and editing current affairs in India.

She’s a former special correspondent of The Indian Express (1999-2006) and former associate editor of Hindustan Times (2006-12). Patil is a Fellow of the Chevening South Asia Journalism Program (2016). She has a post-graduate diploma from the Asian College of Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts with distinction (Political Science) from the University of Pune in India.