Gautam is a geographer who began his career as a geospatial researcher before he plunged into the world of reporting.
From combing through dusty court documents to investigating complex crimes, from covering some of South Asia’s biggest disasters to becoming a specialist in military matters and diplomacy, Gautam has been a classic on-field reporter for over two decades.
His reporting trips have taken him across the world, from the United States to Russia, from the heights of Ladakh to the Andaman Nicobar Islands. Gautam led reporting team at the Indo-Asian News Service in his last assignment and has also been a regular commentator on various subjects.
An aviation freak and an amateur photographer, Gautam is part of the founding team of Confluence Media.