Ketaki Ghoge

Lead – Director’s Office | kghoge at iihs dot ac dot in


2021    MA, Governance, Development and Public Policy, Institute of Development Studies,

             University of Sussex, United Kingdom

2003    MA, English Literature, University of Delhi, Delhi
2001    Diploma, Mass Communication, Xavier Institute of Mass Communications, Mumbai
1999    BA, English Literature major, University of Mumbai

Countries: India, UK
States: Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Delhi
Cities: Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Panaji, London
Languages: English, Marathi, Hindi

Ketaki comes with 17 years’ experience in journalism, of which she spent the last 15 years covering politics and public policy for one of India’s leading English dailies, Hindustan Times. As a senior political journalist, she has had a ringside view of how politics and power shape public policy and impact development. Ketaki closely tracked Maharashtra politics across the last four governments besides covering political developments in the neighbouring states of Goa and Gujarat. Some of her consistent reportage from the field and in the public policy space has been on urban governance and infrastructure, environmental regulations and agriculture. As an associate editor at HT, Ketaki also mentored and co-led a team of reporters and was responsible for conceptualising and anchoring special news packages and series and writing opinion pieces.


Her interest in public policy and development nudged her to complete her second master’s in governance, development and public policy from The Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, in 2021.


An award-winning journalist, Ketaki is the recipient of the Press Club Award in 2012 for a series of reports on illegal mining in Goa and the UNFPA Laadli award for gender-sensitive reportage in 2007. She was also International Visitor Leadership Program’s Edward R Murrow Investigative Journalism Fellow in 2019 and Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellow in 2015.


As the Lead, Director’s Office, at IIHS, Ketaki will be responsible for growing IIHS’ presence in international and domestic print and digital media, policy, and research literature and enhancing the visibility of its work. She hopes to study IIHS research, practice and policy work across the wide spectrum of relevant themes including sustainable development, governance and public policy in a bid to translate it into diverse and accessible content including working papers, blogs op-eds etc.

Books & Book Chapters


Other Writing

  • Ghoge, K. (2023, July 24). Climate change, poor prices deterred tomato growers from cultivating the crop. Hindustan Times.
  • Ghoge, K. (2023, July 17). Will universal insurance help Maha’s farmers this El Nino year. Hindustan Times.
  • Ghoge, K., Verma, M., Dubey, M., & Bazaz, A. (2023). The urban in India’s recent state budgets. Indian Institute for Human Settlements.
  • Grafton, Q., Gupta, J., Revi, A., Mazzucato, M., Okonjo-Iewala, N., Rockström, J., Shanmugaratnam, T., Aki-Sawyerr, Y., Bárcena Ibarra, A., Cantrell, L., Espinosa, M. F., Ghosh, A., Ishii, N., Jintiach, J. C., Qui, B., Ramphele, M., Urrego, M. R., Serageldin, I., Damania, R., … Réalé, I. (2023). The what, why and how of the world water crisis: Global Commission on the Economics of Water phase 1 review and findings.
  • Bazaz, A., Dubey, M., Yawale, S., & Ghoge, K. (2022). Decarbonising public transport in India: An issue brief. Indian Institute for Human Settlements.
  • Ghoge, K. (2018, March 13). Many faces of Maharashtra’s agrarian crisis. Hindustan Times.
  • Ghoge, K. (2018, February 16). Worm kills crops, breaks families in Maharashtra. Hindustan Times.
  • Ghoge, K., & Gangan, S. (2018, February 14). Pest attack has killed crops and hopes of 41 lakh farmers in Maharashtra. Hindustan Times.
  • Ghoge, K. (2017, December 13). Caste equations: Will Congress’ best-laid plans work out in north Gujarat?. Hindustan Times.
  • Ghoge, K. (2017, November 26). Gujarat elections: In PM’s home district, Patidar farmers are a disgruntled lot. Hindustan Times.
  • Ghoge, K. (2016, April 28). It is a deadly walk to the well in drought-hit Beed. Hindustan Times.
  • Ghoge, K., & Gangan, S. (2015, October 27). Not right-wing or left-wing, I go by Constitution: Fadnavis. Hindustan Times.