I am Priyanka Gera.
I craft words, photographs, and websites.
I write for Indian and international publications, some of which are Hindustan Times, Shubh Yatra – Air India in-flight magazine, Spice Route – Spice Jet in-flight magazine, Outdoor Journal, Russia and India Report, and Sputnik News.
I do photography on commercial assignments and also sell my fine-art prints.
I design and develop websites under the banner of my multimedia company DeftScapes Media.
Previously, I’ve worked as Senior Design Analyst for NIIT Ltd (2000-2007) and as Design Head – Web for Tehelka.com (2007 – 2009). I dabbled in various media management roles from 2010 to 2012 for some big ticket international sports events—Indian Open Golf, Avantha Masters, and IPL for GMR Sports’ Delhi Daredevils—to name a few.
I am an amateur radio jockey and sports commentator with All India Radio.
I adopted ‘Part-time gypsy’ as a cool avatar to host radio shows. Over the last two decades it has metamorphosed into an attitude—a viewpoint that I use to observe people, places and experiences. By thinking like a traveller, in any given situation, I keep myself from the cynicism that comes with being too attached. I’ve found that such an outlook reveals ironies, simulates the charm of being elsewhere and keeps me curious. There is no clairvoyance involved in this process.