About the Author
Paromita Shastri has been an economic journalist for 25 years and worked in senior editorial positions at
Business Standard in Kolkata and at The Economic Times, Outlook Magazine,
and Mint in New Delhi. As an independent writer editor now, she has written for various organisations,
among them IFPRI, The World Bank, the Planning Commission and the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF).
She is also a translator and child rights activist. She has written an exhaustive report, called “Blind Alley: Juvenile Justice in India”,
for HAQ: Centre for Child Rights, New Delhi, and is currently looking after their research work in child budgeting and education.
She has a post-graduate degree in economics as well as journalism from Kolkata.