Lakshi is a 2023 Master of Public Policy candidate at the Hertie School. She couldn’t choose between art, academia and activism so chose to major in Journalism. A digital journalist by training, her interests span social policy and innovation, cross-cutting areas of skill development, labour markets, platform governance, and digitalisation. Her last stint was with The Times of India. In her journalistic career, she has dabbled in long-form writing as well as creation of slick, immersive multimedia content in India’s bustling newsrooms. Her work involved news writing, editing video segments, producing content in a range of formats (from infotainment to documentaries) on geopolitics, political economy, tech, health, public policy from the lens of the pulls and pressures of an ambitious democracy. When unoccupied with work, she can be found pretending to read hardbacks while listening to stand-up specials. Her other sparkling passions include music, cafe hopping, painting miniature postcards, and finding a cure for her Tsundoku.