Tinku is Managing Editor of The World.
She joined the show after working as an assistant managing editor, for nearly four years, at NPR+WBUR’s Here and Now program.
Tinku is no stranger to The World as she was part of the original team that launched the program back in 1996 as a producer in London with the BBC, before becoming the South Asia correspondent based in Delhi for five years.
With over 30 years of experience, Tinku started her career at the BBC in London, working her way up from a researcher to dabbling in every role in broadcast journalism — producer, reporter, editor and host. She’s also worked on other public media shows such as Day to Day and Marketplace.
She has a deep passion for radio but has also worked in TV and digital.
Tinku was born in India and then moved to England with her parents when she was 2 years old and spent most of her childhood in the UK.
Most of her spare time is taken up by her two daughters and two cats. But she loves to travel, read and go on long walks.
She also owns a farm in northeastern India that she hopes to convert to an organic retreat someday.
Since the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka were defeated, the Sri Lankan government's priority has been reconstruction, rehabilitation and reconciliation. The government claims it's progressing. Some Tamils aren't impressed. The BBC's Tinku Ray reports.
Hindus, Muslims and Christians all live together in the southern Indian town of Mangalore. Their young people are told not to mix with one another. If they do, they face gangs of religious thugs. The BBC's Tinku Ray has the story.
India is preparing to strike at Maoist rebels. The 40-year-long Maoist insurgency has claimed more than 600 lives just this year. The BBC's Tinku Ray traveled to a village that used to be under Maoist control but the government has taken it back.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Indian city of Chandigarh. It's one of several Indian cities where the country's biggest online matchmaking and marriage website is marketing its services. Tinku Ray reports on the website called Shaadi.com.