Ketaki Ghoge

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


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

             Sussex, United Kingdom Brighton, United Kingdom
2003    MA, English St. Stephens College, University of Delhi Delhi NCR, India
2000    BA, English, Political Science and Economics Ramnarain Ruia College, University of Mumbai

             Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
1999    Diploma in Journalism Xavier’s Institute of Communication, University of Mumbai Mumbai,

             Maharashtra, India

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

Ketaki Ghoge comes with 17 years of 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 (HT). 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 degree 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 is 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 also engages with 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, op-eds, policy and issue briefs, and books.

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.