Shafaat Shahbandari

Shafaat Shahbandari is a story-teller, journalist and poet. Writing to make a difference and giving new meaning to the written word is his undying passion. As a writer, he likes giving voice to the voiceless, telling stories of people who are making a difference to our world quietly. As a journalist, Shafaat has worked in India and the UAE in an eventful career of almost 20 years, including an eight year stint as a Senior Reporter with the Arab world's leading English daily, Gulf News. His work has taken him to different parts of Asia and Africa. Currently based in Bengaluru, he is the founder of Thousand Shades of India, an alternative media platform that celebrates the diversity of India through documentaries and photo essays and long reads.
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