Priya J. Adhyaru-Majithia, journalist and writer, currently writes for Ahmedabad Mirror – the largest daily news-tabloid in city.
Priya, born and brought up in city of Ahmedabad (Gujarat), has been discovering nascent, novel and noteworthy trends surfacing in and around areas of health, overseas education, immigration, celebrations, art, lifestyle and weather in the city. She focuses on macro and micro trends that are at work beneath the phenomena called ‘Change’ and documents delicate nuances that surface and re surface upon the city’s altering chemistry.
Collating her work as a journalist since 2000, she has put together various articles published in DNA and in The Times of India. Priya previously worked with The Times of India during 2000 to 2004 and handled more than hundred special issues of a weekly theme page Global Gujarat focused to document trends in field of immigration and overseas education. Later she has also worked as a senior correspondent with English newspaper Daily News Analysis (DNA) of Bhaskar group of publications. She then re-joined The Times of India as a principal correspondent in 2011. After serving as an in-charge of DNA’s daily supplement After Hours in 2012, Priya now writes for Ahmedabad Mirror.
Member of St. Xavier Alumni, Priya did Masters in English Literature from Gujarat University and studied Mass Communications at Xavier’s Institute of Communications, Mumbai. She began her work as a web-reporter in Mumbai with E-India website in 1999.
Professionally a journalist, Priya also keeps experimenting to sharpen her expression as a lyricist. She loves experimenting with the sonnet form in vernacular (Gujarati) language. Her first compilation of poetry Kavyatrayi published in June 2012. The second publication on her name Pol Ni Khadki E Thee, which is published in May 2013, documents the past years of Ahmedabad. It specially focuses on tough times that city faced during pre-independence to post independence riots till 2002 – the year in which city witnessed last barbaric riots.