A journalist for over two decades, she has worked for The Statesman, The Tribune and The Hindu. She is currently on leave with The Hindu to research on two books on Hindi film industry. As a journalist, she has covered CBI, Hawala, DMRC, Delhi police, oils and travel initially, followed by films, art and culture (visual, performing arts, theatre and music reviewer) and human interest stories for 17 years. She also happens to be a film and art critic, art curator and co-author of a book on ‘Muslims in Media’ (1997), which is being taught as text in Heidelberg University, Germany. She is a visiting faculty in media, academic organisations/universities and is also seen on news channels as a panelist.