I mainly write about social issues, development, technology and finance, but anything that grabs my attention can turn into an article. Usually, I am drawn to situations that illustrate where the world is heading or how our perception of the world is changing.
When I was little I used to spend hours in my father’s study reading his many history books. Some days I would read biographies of politicians, but most days I wandered into the world of extinct civilizations. Like all kids, I couldn’t get enough of how other people used to live. I still believe most of us have that curiosity to some extent, and I like to stoke that curiosity with my writing.
The need for illustrating and explaining the world has never been greater in my opinion. We live in a ‘globalised world’ meaning we receive plenty of information about and from others across the globe. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean we understand each other more clearly. Especially because of differences in cultural norms clouding communication across borders. Here lies a role for journalists; turning information overload into meaning and understanding.
That is why I founded Global Ground Media, an online publication covering underreported stories from Asia. Join us on that journey at www.globalgroundmedia.com.